Hello. My name is John Heaven. I am originally from Birmingham, UK, but since 2010 I have been living and working in Hamburg, Germany.
This blog was inspired by three things: firstly, a general interest in urban development originating with my experience working in local government in the UK. Secondly, I used to be a member of the Kultwerk West team, a voluntary organisation that puts on regular events, often relating to urban development. And thirdly, the fact that I am an ex-pat, international, Johnny foreigner, or call me what you will.
Although I studied Law (with a focus on European Law) in Exeter and Saarbrücken I am now a freelance marketer. I help customers with translations, copywriting and especially online communications. Find out more on my website.