Olympic legacies: #melbourne2024?

For one month every four years, the world is utterly enthralled by sport. The BBC reports that its coverage of the 2012 London Games was watched by 90 percent of the UK population, delivering what has been described as the ‘largest TV audiences since the pre-digital age’ – and that’s just the home nation! Global figures […]

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Aerotropolis

Photo: Copyright Robb Williamsom/AECOM Monocle Magazine’s “Asia Brief” recently asked me about the aerotropolis concept, as Asian cities including Beijing, Bangkok, Taipei, and Hyderabad have embraced this model. ‘Aerotropolis’ is an emerging form of urban development, which embraces the idea that a globally competitive city must develop in tandem with a well-connected airport. The strongest cities […]

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