Tag Archives: Birmingham

My hopes for the new #BrumLeader !    

The Birmingham hustings should be the first time in my 30 years in Birmingham where prospective Leaders are to be exposed to questions from the public. This should be an exciting time for Birmingham and I very much welcome this. … Continue reading

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Birmingham’s Urban Future to be debated at AoU Congress in June

I am looking forward to attending the Academy of Urbanism’s 10th Congress in Birmingham on the 4/5/6 June. As an academician of the Academy, I know how important it is for cities to learn from each other. In the case … Continue reading

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Birmingham – a Great City showcasing its credentials – but is there a “bigger greener picture”?

Last week saw a key set of announcements were made by the Birmingham Team. This was to coincide with the annual global bash at Cannes called MIPIM (Le Marché International des Professionnels de l’Immobilier – to give the proper name … Continue reading

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Birmingham’s Blueprint for Low Carbon Transport published

This was a great announcement by Birmingham on the 24th February. Its Blueprint for Low Carbon Infrastructure was published and sets down some key principles for city infrastructures to lead the introduction of more sustainable transport. It makes a number … Continue reading

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Devolving Power to Birmingham – Should we review HM Treasury also?

On the 28th January, I went to an early morning session hosted by Birmingham Leaders on Devolution. The Lunar Society and Aston University were reporting on the start of their project to build a fact based case for greater devolution … Continue reading

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My Blog!

Well I thought it was about time I begun my own blog! My Twitter  account is a fabulous resource, but 142 characters is a bit limiting, although it does encourage the art of precis-writing! But what will my blog be about? And … Continue reading

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