Science and the City

Forbes: August - September

Hi everyone! If you follow me on Twitter, you might already know why things have been so busy for me of late…. but if you’ve no idea, it’s because I’ll be leaving London very soon. A post on the details is forthcoming, I promise. Anyway, back to this post! As promised, here is a collection of the stories I wrote for Forbes in Aug and Sep...


Forbes: June - July

First off, let me apologise profusely for my general slacking on the website-front. Things have been a little frantic lately – I’ll explain more in a separate post – but I’m desperately trying to catch up! So, to get me started, here are my Forbes posts from June and July – the links are embedded in each article title. JUNE Are...


SATC in the Evening Standard

I wrote a feature for the Evening Standard that was published on 1 August – very, very exciting for a Londoner who has read that paper more times than I’m willing to admit. They also added it to their site too, though with a “2020” headline, which is SO SO WRONG. 2050 would be more like it. Anyway, you can see it here:...


Science and the City: T-1 month

Well. It’s all getting very, very real now. In one month, on 11 August, my city-inspired baby will be released into the world… or at least to Europe, Oz and NZ. The US publication date isn’t until 25 October, I’m afraid. But regardless of where you are, Science and the City is already available for pre-order –  just click one of...


Forbes: May

Hi guys, My Forbes stories for May are below – the month had its highs and lows, but in general, I’m pretty happy with how my column is being received. Do you have any suggestions of urban topics I should cover? http://www.forbes.com/sites/lauriewinkless/2016/05/02/is-tomorrows-car-just-a-case-of-history-repeating-itself/ – this one was...


Forbes: April

Image courtesy of Getty Images / Forbes Hi guys,   As promised, here are all of my Forbes pieces from the last month in one place – hope you enjoy them! You’ll note there are only four. I had the small matter of reviewing the final proof of my book to deal with. Forgive me 🙂...


Science and the City: T-3 months

Hi guys, So, today is the 11th May. Which means that if we fast-forward three months from right now, Science and the City will officially be on the shelves. I can’t quite believe it, to be honest! Regular readers of my blog will know that I got the book deal way back in March 2014, and I’ve been working on it pretty much ever since. I’ve...


Science and the City: Incoming

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about Science and the City: The Mechanics Behind the Metropolis, but given that it’s due to be published in less than 5 months (eeeeeeep!), and it’s officially a long weekend (though I’m working, obvs) I thought it was time for an update 🙂 Cover ** UPDATE: 30/03/2016** The cover is here!...


Forbes pieces: Feb - Mar

Well, I’ve managed to produce another five articles for Forbes this month – yay! Links to all are listed below, starting from the oldest (29 Feb) to the youngest (24 Mar). Enjoy! This image of one of Crossrail’s multi-purpose gantries was provided by Tom Lawson – thanks Tom! From Coral Reefs To Power Grids, This Math Tool Can Predict...


Forbes pieces: Jan-Feb

** This week is all about draft #2 of Science and the City (it’s due on Friday!!) so please forgive my brevity! ** (Photo by Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg) I have officially published all of my Forbes pieces for the month! They’re a diverse mix, from the maths behind urban economies to water contamination, but I think you might enjoy them. Full...