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 is inspired by three things: firstly, a general interest in urban development originating with my experience working in local government in the UK. Secondly, since moving to Hamburg I have been 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 now work in the web industry. I am an independent web developer, translator and copywriter.
If you would like to be involved in “Why Hamburg?” in any way, get in touch with me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you like my work and need copywriting, translation or assistance with online communication on a freelance basis, please get in touch with me on john *ät* why-hamburg.com