Homebaked in Anfield: The Community Land Trust

Community Land Trusts are more than a bit of a thing for me at the moment. Granby 4 Streets last week and every week. And now here we are in Homebaked in Anfield. You can’t possibly have been around this blog for long without knowing of my respect and admiration for the people of Anfield […]

Far above the city streets

While I was on top of Liverpool Cathedral yesterday taking my photographs for Liverpool 8, I did of course face the opposite way for some of the time, looking at the river and the city centre. Here’s how it all looked. Visibility getting better as I turn away from the sun. Just to the right […]

The story of A Sense of Place 9: Put the message in the box

The wonderful thing that is ‘A Sense of Place’ continues in the writing of this blog and in the work I do. But the story of Sarah and I having the idea, leaving our jobs, getting going and changing our lives comes to its conclusion in this episode of our story. By early 2007 we are busier than […]

A new kind of bleak?

I’ve just finished reading a book about architecture and urban design that I quite enjoyed. At first I set off reading it at a great pace, describing it to Sarah as ‘thrilling.’ In hindsight that was probably because the author was describing walking around places that I’ve walked around myself. He was having similar opinions […]

The story of A Sense of Place 8: Places by design

It makes obvious sense that the people who live, or are about to live, in a place that’s being built or radically changed should have some say in its design. But although it makes obvious sense it hardly ever happens. We’ve all been to or heard about ‘public consultation’ events where a community is shown […]

The story of A Sense of Place: An interlude

As I thought about and started to write this it was early December 2012. The time of the year when people are starting to think and ask about ‘What have been the best things?’ In fact, someone had just asked. And amongst much else, this has been one of the best things of the year. […]