My Portfolio


Below is a selection of my newspaper and magazine articles on topics related to my specialist areas – the built environment, climate change adaptation and urban design.

BBC Future: What happens when a city bans cars from its streets? 

In this article I explored how several cities around the world are trying to design cars out of the urban sphere. 

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BBC Travel: Hydra: The Greek island that banned wheels

I visited the Greek island of Hydra, to learn how people live in a place where wheeled vehicles are banned.  

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BBC Future: The rise of the urban cable car

Cable cars are increasingly being used as a form of cheap but effective urban transport in cities around the world.

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E&T: The future of car parking 

Cars take up a huge amount of space in our cities. In this article, I investigated new ways of storing them.

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E&T: Is it the end of the road for asphalt and concrete? 

Most roads today are built from unsustainable materials. In this piece I explored new materials and techniques.

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E&T: What happens to traditional cars when EVs rule the road? 

There are millions of ICE cars that will soon be replaced by EVs. I found out what might happen to all those vehicles. 

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E&T: Climate change and landslides: the slippery slope towards disaster?

Climate change makes landslides more likely in our cities. I explored the causes and how we can adapt.  

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Londonist: Who Actually Uses London’s Outdoor Gyms?

Free outdoor gyms are an increasingly common feature of urban parks. I reported on their design and the people who use them. 

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CityMonitor: Ciclovia – the weekly sporting event shutting roads across Colombia

Ciclovia is a weekly event in Colombian cities where roads are closed for people to exercise.

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E&T: Designing cities for the aged

Cities are often challenging places to live as an older person. In this article I looked at how they can be made friendlier for elderly people.  

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Cycling Plus: A better path?

British cycle lanes are starting to improve, but there’s a long way to go. In this article I explored how they’re designed.  

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Independent: Should we really be living communally?

Modern city dwellers often live alone or with one other person. I looked into alternative, communal setups.  

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E&T: Net zero buildings – the future of construction?

I reported on how various companies are building ‘net zero’ buildings.  

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E&T: Can England’s new ‘biodiversity net gain’ law reverse declines in nature?

England is introducing laws that force developers to increase biodiversity. I found out how it would work.  

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E&T: Supply and demand: the water pressure on cities worldwide

As the climate changes, cities are facing greater water stress than ever. I investigated solutions from Cape Town to California.  

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Other articles

I’ve had dozens of other articles published on an eclectic range of topics, for a wide range of publications: