As you walk around Queen Elizabeth OlympicPark you will notice many new buildings, new housing, schools, workplaces, offices and hotels, even a new university campus and cultural quarter, as the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic legacy materialises on the ground. It is easy then to think that there was nothing much here before2012, and indeed much of the official media … [Read more...] about Groundbreakers Guide
Why the Map is Never the Territory EDITED BY PHIL COHEN AND MIKE DUGGAN New Directions in Radical Cartography looks at the contemporary debates about the role of maps in society. It explores the emergence of counter-mapping as a distinctive field of practice, and the impact that digital mapping technologies have had on cartographic practice and theory. It includes … [Read more...] about New Directions in Radical Cartography
REPORT FROM POINT NEMO Race, has been a constant point of intersection between cartography and demography since late Victorian times when developing the new field of anthropometrics[i]. Using mapping techniques to visualise the spatial distribution and concentration of populations defined in terms of race or ethnicity, and … [Read more...] about Why Mapping Black Lives Matters
East London's Regeneration Story In this virtual lecture, given to architectural and planning students at the Bartlett School, University College London in September 2020, Phil explores the implications of the pandemic for urban place making and heritage. The lecture focuses on a case study of East London's regeneration and the impact of the 2012 … [Read more...] about Building Back Better?