The Connected City originated in discussions with Kelvin Campbell of Urban Initiatives. It develops the themes of the manifesto The Cities Design Forgot (written by Robert Cowan and published by Urban Initiatives in 1995). Many thanks are due to Phil Bonds, Liz Cowan, Bennie Gray, Gail Hallyburton and Romy Shovelton for their generous support and encouragement. Thanks are also due to Tim Brindley, Jeremy Caulton, Robert Chalmers, Cy Fox, Andy Gibbins, Gary Hooper, Charles Landry, John Lett, Richard MacCormac, Mike Rawlinson, Julia Rowntree, Mike Tuffrey, Perry Walker and lsabel Willshaw. In addition to the sources referenced, The Connected City draws on the work of countless other commentators on cities, including Kevin Lynch, Christopher Alexander, Leslie Gallery Dilworth and the authors of Responsive Environments, and on discussions of the Urban Design Group. The views expressed are the responsibility of the author alone.
Phil Bonds drew the illustrations on pages 7 (lower), 9 (lower), 19, 20, 21 (lower), 22, 24, 25, 27, 29. All other drawings and photographs are by the author, except for those on pages 10, 13, 16, 17, 28, 34, 35 and 38.
Robert Cowan is a writer and consultant on urban affairs, and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Architecture at De Montfort University, Leicester. He is a trustee (and former chairman) of Vision for London. Previously he has been a community planner, editor of Town & Country Planning and Roof (Shelter's housing magazine), and deputy editor of the Architects' Journal .
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