Kelvin has written government policy on #urban design and published numerous books and articles on the subject. He regularly speaks at conferences and continues to advise a number of cities on design matters.
In 2013 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Urban Design Awards for his contribution to the profession and was later awarded the 1851 Royal Commission Fellowship in the Built Environment. Kelvin has worked on urban strategy for socially isolated neighbourhoods throughout his career, in many countries and contexts.
This experience has led him to focus on participatory processes, and what he terms ‘Massive Small’ techniques. He believes that these are of vital importance for top down systems to unleash the latent potential of communities. With massive small support from top down systems, communities can become an integral part in #urban development and the revitalisation of their neighbourhoods. This is of crucial importance as we enter a time where cities must grow their #resilience capacities in order to meet the challenges of the future.