Sustainable and Resilient Cities: Liverpool Podcasts

As well as socially working on our respective PhDs Abi O’Connor and I are now producing a series of podcasts together for the University of Liverpool. Exploring how postgraduates like ourselves are responding to the Covid crisis in ways where the things we research can be of practical and local use, as the Liverpool City […]

Walking in the City

A conversation with a friend from University, Abi O’Connor Regular readers will know I’ve been walking in the city of Liverpool most of my life. From the tiny boy in Stanley Park to now and writing this love letter of a blog these past nine years. And by ‘the city’ I mean, like I always […]

Both Sides of the River

Today was the sort of early morning that looked like it would turn into a bright cold day. The kind of day that would be good for taking photographs. So I decided to make this record of my day, a day on both sides of the river. I left the house about 7:10 and the […]

Liverpool Afterwards?

I wrote this vision of a better future long before the pandemic and its lockdown. And it seemed like something far away and more to be wished for than actually possible. But now, in April 2020 – with the cleaner air, empty skies, quiet roads that many of us really like, and bike deliveries happening […]

Votes for Women? Liverpool 2017

Not a long ago tale of suffragette struggle but a dystopian story from the Liverpool City Region today, expressed as a heart warming seasonal song, via The Handmaid’s Tale. Much more of the song later, first let’s talk. Now I’ve got no particular problem with men. I’ve been one, at first a boy version of […]

New Year 2016

2016? Sort the empty homes, stop food waste, lean on each other, create our own way through this & sort the planet too? Yes, it’s a big ask. But it’s what I wish for. If I learned one thing from 2015 it’s that we are best leaning on each other, helping each other. Not waiting […]