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About Leo Hollis

Writer, historian, urbanist, Leo was born in London in 1972, and studied history at university. He is the author of two books on London’s history:

The Phoenix: The Men Who Made Modern London


The Stones of London: A History in Twelve Buildings.

In April 2013 he published  CITIES ARE GOOD FOR YOU: The Genius of the Metropolis which has become an international bestseller. Described by Michael Sorkin as

‘an eloquent, nuanced, and learned account of the ways in which cities can serve as conduits for happiness. His wide-ranging and acute observations of the interaction of the social and the formal map an optimistic and incisive vision of an emergent – and indispensable – urbanism predicated on sustainability, equity, imagination and trust.’

Follow him on twitter: @leohollis


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