" Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact". - Thomas Huxley
Austin Williams is the director of the Future Cities Project, an author and illustrator at NBS. An architect and project manager by profession, he was previously technical editor of the Architects' Journal and now writes for a wide range of publications on urban and transport issues. He was the coordinator of the 'Future of' series of festivals and is a founder member of ManTownHuman. He tutors at the RCA and was previously architecture critic at BBC London.
Austin has recently been seen convening the Bookshop Barnies salon discussions for writers, and has published a book called The Enemies of Progress: The Dangers of Sustainability, about which economist and previous Little Atoms guest Philippe Legrain said "Austin Williams has a gift for lobbing well-directed hand grenades."
First broadcast on 20th June 2008.