Nadine Landes

Originally from Manchester but always on the move to a new city. Living in Amsterdam showed me the importance of putting cyclists before car users, pushing the boundaries between public/private space and the exciting new world of floating sustainable architecture. Lisbon introduced me to a beautifully European approach to restoring charming buildings and how to fully utilise public spaces. But it was Melbourne which broke my heart to leave. Constantly praised for being one of the world’s most liveable cities; it’s the quirky cafes spilling onto busy lane-ways, graffiti covered streets, the free tram network, new art installations popping up everywhere and the positive, progressive attitude all Melburnians walk around with that make this the greatest city I have ever lived in. I look forward to learning more about the world of urban design and sharing all my thoughts throughout the year!

How does the high-street make you feel?

With more and more people shopping online, it isn’t surprising that our high streets are becoming ghost towns. UK retail lost 106,000 jobs in the past 3 years (Simpson, 2019). We’re all guilty of choosing to shop online in our pyjamas at home rather than go into an actual store on the high street, and…
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