About This Big City

This Big City is a blog about sustainable cities, launched in 2009 by Joe Peach. You’ll find articles about architecture, planning, public transport, cycling, digital media, and a few things in-between. And always on a human scale.

Our stories has been read over 3 million times. Driven by a desire to reflect the reality of cities, This Big City is a multilingual collection of ideas and voices, contributed by writers from across the globe and presented in eight languages thanks to a team of translators. You’ll find content here in English, Chinese, Spanish, French, Italian, Farsi, Portuguese and German.

Joe is an urbanist with a passion for using creative communications for social good. You can reach him on joe.e.peach[at]gmail[dot]com. This Big City has also been supported by Leonard Chien, Alejandro EcheverriaElsa BurzynskiEleonora TaramanniSepi SoltaniIgor Rodrigues, Christian Fahl, and Lucas Lindsey.

Over the years we’ve worked with a range of organisations on everything from tweetchats to articles to media partnerships, including: Oxfam, Berkeley Group, 3Space, Friends of the Earth, Future Cape Town, Social Life, Woolworths South Africa, Transform Kansas City, Financial Times Citi Ingenuity Awards, European Cyclists’ Federation, Transport for All, The Theatres Trust, Ecobici, and Philips.