New Writings in The Guardian and others on Repurposing Urban Infrastructure

It’s been a tremendously busy  autumn, but I’ve finally found some time to collect the links from recent articles I’ve written on repurposing existing urban infrastructure and how design approaches should change to increase connectivity and creative capital in cities.

These links and many more appear on my Writing page, but for quick access, here’s a summary of where my most recent writings can be found:


Can Urban Innovation Meet Growing Needs?

“To unlock the full potential of our cities and solve pressing problems, we must re-imagine the existing urban infrastructure writes Scott Burnham”
Read the full article here



Ten Innovative Ideas Boston Should Embrace 

“Urban Strategist Scott Burnham presents ten new ideas – inspired by cities around the world – that could revitalize Boston’s urban landscape.”
Read the article on here



Design With Cities, Not For Them

“…[the] city has all the resources it needs; the key to unlocking these resources is seeing the urban landscape not as the end result of a previous creative process, but as the beginning of a new onea landscape to design with, not for.”
Read the full article here


Existing City Infrastructure can be ‘Reprogrammed’

“Across the world, innovative solutions to urban needs are emerging from new uses for existing structures and systems. Officials are joining hands with engineers and corporate R&D teams to improve access to essential resources like water, energy and sunlight, and increase social and environmental wellbeing, by reimagining the potential of the resources they already have.”


Motioning for Transport

“The existing systems for transporting bodies around cities is challenged to keep pace with the numbers, types, and desires of their mobile residents. Due to the lethargy, negativity, or shortsightedness of many city or state municipalities, the citizens have taken it upon themselves to address the matter. A variety of inventive efforts have been enacted in urban centers worldwide, with the improvement of daily life in mind.”