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Michael Jenkins

Parting Words: Farewell From Michael Jenkins

by Michael Jenkins

It started with a single hashtag and tweet after a week long Sustainable Decisions and Organizations at the University of Nottingham Business School. It was then that I followed and was followed back by Global Site Pla... Read article

The New Structure of Homelessness In Nottingham

by Michael Jenkins

A city is only as good as its people. And in these stringent economic times, this statement could not be true. Throughout history, those who fell on hard times created strategic and moralistic battles for their governi... Read article

These Boots are Made for Walking, and so is This City: 4 Benefits of a Walkable City

by Michael Jenkins

“Walkers are 'practitioners of the city,' for the city is made to be walked. A city is a language, a repository of possibilities, and walking is the act of speaking that language, of selecting from those possibilities.... Read article

Midnight Tram Through Nottingham: The Economic Impact of Tramlines

by Michael Jenkins

Tramways have a greater impact on communities than local governments give them. Tramways connect people and business in a way that no other physical medium can. These electric transportation vessels revitalize and help... Read article

A Tough Decision Indeed: To Modernise, or Not to Modernise

by Michael Jenkins

We all have to make tough decisions. When it comes to city planning, there’s no tougher decision to make than the modernization or preservation of historic culture. European cities, like Berlin, have mustered up the co... Read article

A Midland's Summer Dream: 5 Visions For Nottingham's Forest Recreation Ground

by Michael Jenkins

When you lead a nation in green space, what opportunities do you possess? How do those opprotunities impact small and emerging businesses, and the surrounding communities? At what point do you convert underutili... Read article

Urban Renewal Ideas: Bringing China To Nottingham, England

by Michael Jenkins

What is the greatest invention of mankind? While some could argue, from the internet to the plane, an even more convincing argument can be made for the city. The human urban city fosters what many urban planners... Read article

Great Expectations: The Power of Empowering the Impoverished

by Michael Jenkins

When you think of tough neighbourhoods and burroughs like the Bronx in New York, or St Ann’s in Nottingham, you don’t necessarily equate them with energy efficient living. If you consider it living at all, it i... Read article

ReThink, Reuse Series: The Power of Space

by Michael Jenkins

Capacity utilization is a key term in business and an increasingly important term with regards to sustainability. The way in which cities utilise space is becoming a far more pressing issue in today’s world. The variou... Read article

Rethink-Reuse Series: The Recession's Secret Garden

by Michael Jenkins

As a child in elementary school, you become subjected to such plays on words as rethink, reuse, and recycle. To you, as a child, it is fascinating and mind-numbing how the words work together. As the years fade thoug... Read article

User’s Guide To Changing Urban Design With Instagram

by Michael Jenkins

What if visual media could change the urban design industry? What if the main player wasn’t a person or a group, but was a university in Nottingham, England? The possibility is more tangible than one might think. Coupled... Read article

Adopting A New Sustainability Model: Nottingham Goes Green

by Michael Jenkins

What is sustainability? Without using Google, that may be hard to answer, even for experts. Surely achieving something that one barely understands could prove to be evasive in success. Regardless of this, a multitude of ... Read article

The Intriguing Case Of Nottingham Tourism and Instagram

by Michael Jenkins

Cheap labour is good, but free labour is even better. With the emergence of ever evolving social media platforms, many of the world’s industries are formulating creatively inexpensive strategies for optimal gain. H... Read article

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