Contributor: Robert Snelling

Rob Snelling works at the intersection of sustainability, community and technology. He is a Norman Foster Foundation Scholar and former sub-editor for Failed Architecture. Rob is currently undertaking a Master of Architectural Engineering under a Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship.


Gamifying urban design with Block by Block

The development of our public spaces often feels hidden behind complex planning processes, motivated by the visions of a few. Could a more participatory design method help us to re-imagine the present and future of public spaces together? To find out, writer Robert Snelling chatted with Celine d’Cruz, vice president of Block by Block, a […]

Cascoland Kolenkit: Global Issues, Local Contexts

The neighbourhood of Kolenkit is not the sort of Amsterdam found in tourist brochures. But, in 2010, a group of community artists moved into “the most problematic neighbourhood in the Netherlands” and started working to improve Kolenkit's title. Rob Snelling tells the story of a community repaired with art and ingenuity.