Blog Posts

Enabling places
Have you ever experienced that terrifying, totally paralysing, sense of being trapped in a place that you could see absolutely no escape from?
Posted in , 2nd December, 2012
Hopeful architecture
Universally we reward brand new glossy buildings and landscape – forgetting that these shiny new stars of the built environment don’t always hold up to their promise.
Posted in , 19th November, 2012
Thought paths
I have my own thinking route, the Meadows – a large green space in Edinburgh – which I jog around early morning or late evening and the birthplace of many an idea for my next seminar or research project.
Posted in , 25th October, 2012
The idea that our planet’s health and our emotional health are interconnected is an interesting proposition that can and should be tested, shouldn’t it?
Posted in , 16th October, 2012
Inscape – a poetic articulation of our experience of landscape
When I’m in the landscape there’s a constant dialogue going on between the outer and the inner landscape...
Posted in , 8th October, 2012
Desire lines
Desire lines represent people’s singular navigational decisions; the very verb ‘desire’ denotes a strong wish to go your own way – make your own personal path.
Posted in , 19th September, 2012
City colour planning
Cities resonate – mostly accidentally – with flashes of emblematic colour …. the red double decker in London, the yellow cabs of New York. Some cities are even defined by their dominant architectural colour.
Posted in , 9th September, 2012
As an eight year old arriving at Waverley Station in Edinburgh – en route to visit my Grandmother – I can still clearly recall walking in wonder up the ramp-way from its dark underbelly and out into the bright daylight to confront this eccentric city.
Posted in , 3rd September, 2012