Articles

This is a collection of some of my recent articles, mainly for magazines, newspapers and journals but some of them unpublished drafts.

We are in the midst of an intensifying search for belonging, one that makes the idea of home as important to politics as the idea of class or rights – […]

Live Like Commons People

The best way to have a new idea is often to recuperate a discarded old one. In London, a home-grown solution is waiting to be rediscovered: the city should create a new generation […]

Brexit

Why Britain Voted for Brexit An article for the Long and Short magazine. Brexit was more than just a vote on membership of the EU. It was a vote on […]

The Musical Brain

Woody Geist started to show signs of Alzheimers at the age of 67. By the time he was 80, plaques had invaded large areas of his brain. His memory was […]

The Problem Solvers

Following instructions has been at the core, and has driven the success of, mass education. Yet in a more volatile, uncertain world, characterised by innovation and entrepreneurship, we now need to […]

Cities that were once suffering from stagnation and decline are being revived by civic innovators – people who work collaboratively to create new places and experiences that strengthen their environment. […]

People in London earning modest incomes are caught in a vicious trap. Their earnings are kept flat by a fiercely competitive labour market, while living costs – particularly housing, transport […]