Like many around the world, my local high street is apparently in trouble. A pub has just closed. A well-known café has gone out of business. There are vacant shops. We know retail is under threat. My high street needs a burst of community spirit and creativity to make us care again about our local … Continue reading The future of the high street
When Amazon announced that it was inviting cities to bid for its second headquarters (HQ2) in the US it released criteria to guide city bids. Amazon’s criteria included being a city/metro area of more than 1 million people, with a stable business environment, attractive to technical talent, excellent universities, near an international airport, with direct … Continue reading What can ‘secondary cities’ learn from the Amazon ‘beauty contest’?
This is a response to the Meeting of the Minds group blogging event, October 6, 2015. It was revised slightly on October 7, 2015. [Also the TM Forum republished many of these ideas in a blog post of its own in 2015 - entitled Robots with rights and hardly any hospitals: Experts envision cities in 2050. Given I … Continue reading Dear 2015 – In 2050 every city solves problems for the world (Adelaide chose active ageing)