Coronavirus and the city – Landlords vs. Retailers: Apple UK asks landlords for substantial rent cuts

Apple UK has allegedly asked UK landlords for substantial rent cuts. In an environment where the value of retail space is a fraction of what it was 6 months ago, should we be surprised?

Where’s the shift to urban cycling post covid-19?

The main thing stopping a significant shift towards urban cycling isn’t a lack of desire -it’s a lack of bicycles.

Covid-19: The 3 types of post-lockdown retailers

Now that retailing in the UK is starting to open up, we can break retailers into three groups – two you should support and one you should avoid.

How Scottish Local Authorities are spending £30M in ‘Spaces for People’ funding

We are starting to see some v. small changes in how transportation is changing in Covid-19 Scotland thanks to Spaces for People. What we don’t know (yet) is how much of the funding is going to benefit pedestrians/walkers.

LIKE! Magazine video

See the set of magazines I wrote earlier this year explaining what the LIKE project learned about building local innovation cultures.

The one thing you can’t get wrong when you cost a project

A key risk of many projects is they don’t make sure they have enough staff to deliver what they promise. I’ll tell you why this is, and how you can change your approach to better manage your risks.

Announcing the Cancer Challenge ‘Data Dive’

As part of the £1M Cancer Innovation Challenge, Product Forge is running a three day long open data event to use synthetic data to develop new ways to work with cancer data in Scotland.

Unroll yourself from Unroll.me

Unroll.me claims to be a service that helps you manage your email, despite having an app that’s confusing and a faq that’s almost useless. Unroll.me is actually a service that sells insights into your email. Get rid of it.

Four ways you can take part in the Cancer Innovation Challenge

The Cancer Innovation Challenge has £1M of funding to develop new innovative approaches to using data to deliver better cancer treatment outcomes in Scotland. Here are four ways you can take part in the Challenge.

Introducing the Cancer Innovation Challenge

Scotland lags behind much of Europe in outcomes for cancer patients. The Cancer Innovation Challenge has £1M of funding to develop new innovative approaches to using data to deliver better cancer treatment outcomes in Scotland.

20’s plenty – cars, speeding and communities

I think anything that makes streets safer is good – and while Edinburgh’s new 20mph policy isn’t perfect, it’s already changing how people drive in Edinburgh for the better.

How much startup time do you need for research projects? You might need more than you think

In my experience the key thing delaying the start of research projects is staff availability – whether you have access to the people you need or if you need to recruit. Remember: if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys. Recruiting staff can be a pretty volatile process, depending on how much experience you have of […]