Ken Worpole is a writer on architecture, landscape, planning, design, and social history. He was a founder-member of openDemocracy, and is a senior professor at The Cities Institute, London Metropolitan University. His many books include Modern Hospice Design: The Architecture of Palliative Care (Routledge, 2009); Contemporary Library Architecture: a planning and design guide (Routledge, April 2013); and 350 Miles: An Essex Journey, with photographer Jason Orton (2005, still available at £7.95). His website is here
The law of the forest and the freedom of the streets
The forest idea is not based on centre-periphery economies and spatial hierarchies, but on equitable networks of...
Where is England?
If countries are geographies understood through the culture of those who inhabit them, then what is England?
Published in: HomeThe great tide of 31 January 1953
An enormous surge of water over the coastal lands of south-east England sixty years ago took hundreds of lives and...
A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain
The ‘new ruins’ – poorly designed and shoddy shopping malls and mass-produced housing – are ubiquitous throughout...
The Re-Enchantment of Place: a book about Britain is launched
For the past 20 years or more people have increasingly been exploring the British landscape on foot and by bike. Ken...
Colin Ward, 1924 – 2010
A Colin Ward Memorial Gathering is being held this Saturday to honour the life and work of the great anarchist thinker.