Architect, project manager and author. Director of the Future Cities Project.
Austin Williams is director of the Future Cities Project .
An architect and project manager by profession, he was the technical editor at the Architects’ Journal; architecture critic on BBC London; and transport commentator with The Daily Telegraph. He is now the architectural producer at NBS Learning Channels.
He is the author of Enemies of Progress; author and illustrator of Shortcuts Books 1 & 2; founder of Manifesto Towards a New Humanism in Architecture and co-editor of The Future of Community. He is the co-author of The Macro World of Microcars; and contributor to Academic Questions (Winter 2009-10); and Carchitecture.
He is currently writing Better City: Better Life: The Challenges of an Urban World; Shortcut Book 3: Environment and Process and On Progress: the Struggle between Liberty and Authority.
He speaks on a range of topics internationally and has written for a wide variety of publications, from The Times Literary Supplement to Top Gear; from New Humanist to The Tablet.
He devised and chairs the Bookshop Barnies.