• Resilient cities: Bristol

    Bristol’s year as European Green Capital has seen this UK city deliver a raft of projects that demonstrate its commitment to sustainable transport, energy, food culture and urban design. But a greater force is being summoned to maximise the programme’s impact: the creativity and enthusiasm of its citizens

  • Bringing libraries back to life

    Rumours of the book’s demise have been greatly exaggerated, so Veronica Simpson takes a look at the latest library incarnations that prove it’s all in the media.

  • Daydream believer: Theaster Gates

    Theaster Gates, artist and activist, has demonstrated that grass-roots architecture and culture can be a powerful force for activating human capital in the city. Artists often like to dream the impossible — but few go out and make it happen

  • Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design

    Veronica Simpson visits the Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design, which busts stereotypes and prejudices through a focus of contemporary creativity and innovation.

  • The North is risen…

    This North West city is seeing regeneration that combines ambitious scale with high-quality civic projects and, in doing so, is bringing new life, new residents and new economic prosperity to Manchester.

  • Designing without boundaries with Alexander Calder

    Veronica Simpson takes a look at modern design icon, Alexander Calder, now on show at Tate Modern

  • A new addition to Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum

    A new entrance and hall for the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam enhances both its iconic neighbours and the visitor experience, reports Veronica Simpson

  • Leg up for start-ups

    For graduates thinking of setting up on their own: help is at hand! Veronica Simpson reports on inspirational spaces and organisations assisting those with an independent career in mind.

  • The Waste House

    Video tape for insulation and floors of MDF off-cuts comprise this pioneering zero carbon house in Brighton, Veronica Simpson reports.

  • Museums and mindfulness

    How do museums engage people with the three-dimensional, physical relics of human civilisation in the age of ubiquitous two-dimensional digital distraction? Veronica Simpson searches for curatorial solutions.