The City of London actively seeks to make the most of its green spaces and plant trees wherever possible. But does it plant the right sort of trees? What are the right sort of trees?
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The London Underground today is one of the world’s largest and busiest urban metros. Exactly 150 years ago, on 9 January 1863, when the inaugural train left Paddington for Farringdon with invited guests, the Metropolitan Railway was hailed as an amazing pioneer. A public service began on the following day and the Daily News announced dramatically that ‘for the first time in the history of the world, men can ride in pleasant carriages, and with considerable comfort, lower down than gas pipes and water pipes…lower than the graveyards’.
The Victorian steam underground, less than four miles long with just six stations, has developed into a modern electric system covering more than 250 route miles and serving 270 stations. Last year there were over one billion passenger journeys on the Tube, more than the total for the entire UK national rail network, and the numbers keep growing. Londoners have always grumbled about it, but they could not do without it. The Underground keeps London going.
This talk looks at how this has happened and why the Underground is now the city’s greatest asset, underpinning everything else. Our Tube has shaped the capital and its development over 150 years, and rail transport will be the key to London’s future.
Sophie Dennis podcast interview: redefining success by writing your own rules — lucid plot, by Jonathan Kahn
In Episode 12 of the Together London Podcast, I talk to Sophie Dennis about redefining success by writing your own rules, the problem with waterfall, and setting up a local web community. Check out Sophie’s website, her upcoming Dare Conference talk, and follow her on twitter @sophiedennis.
This week we’re joined by author Alan Moore and photographer Mitch Jenkins who collaborated on Unearthing, a psychogeographical examination of fellow writer Steve Moore and Shooters Hill, where he has lived all his life. The pair talked about the creative process, their relationship with Steve Moore, comics, the occult and Unearthing in its many forms.
In the latest London IA Podcast we host a wide-ranging conversation with Cennydd Bowles on moving from user experience design to digital product designer, what it takes to develop visual design skills, freelancing, A List Apart, writing a book, conference speaking and of course that legendary animal of European folklore.
Hosted by Matthew Solle and Andrew Travers. Produced by Will Myddelton and Matthew Solle.
London IA Podcast. In this first episode Matthew Solle talks with Martin Belam about sketching, being a product owner, The Guardian iPad app and the future of news, being creative, education and of course blogging.