My main interests at the moment are how to help people communicate and engage better in organisations and communities through the use of social software and creative events.That also spills over into bigger issues about how we all relate to each other in the bits of life that aren't work, family, leisure ... civil society.
Some of this goes back to my time as planning correspondent for the London Evening Standard in the 1970s. I wrote about housing, transport, property and the social and economic forces changing the capital's communities.
Since then I have worked as a consultant, writer and trainer, specialising in community engagement and cross sector partnerships. I have also learned a lot through working on community technology projects with Terry Grunwald, and developing workshops games and simulations with my colleague Drew Mackie
I started this blog in 2003 following a workshop called Designing for Civic Society. I also blog at Partnerships Online - which is the name I sometimes work under.
I live in the City of London with my wife Ann Holmes.
Contact me here [email protected] or call +44 (0) 20 7600 0104