Marcus Westbury is an urbanist, writer, broadcaster and sometime festival director who is the founder of Renew Newcastle, Renew Australia and several other things.
He is currently working on a record breaking crowd-funded book,Creating Cities that will be released mid year and is writing and presenting a new ABC TV called Bespoke that will air in August.
MemoirI WAS BORN dead. I didn't breathe. Maybe I didn't want to. Perhaps I was simply over-thinking it. I do that. Holding back nervously. Contemplating for just a bit too long whether I actually wanted to sign on to...
Once a professional token youth
EssayIT'S OFFICIAL. AS of August 2006, my last youth-related engagement ends. For nearly a decade, I have worked on youth-related arts and media projects – often cynically describing myself as a "professional token youth". Having reached my early thirties...
Fluid cities create
EssayWHAT MAKES A city culturally dynamic? What makes a city the sort of place that people want to visit, move to and explore? What makes a city the sort of place that spits out or draws in artists, musicians,...