Hope Street wins ‘The Great Street Award’ at Urbanism Awards 2013


To celebrate the win, The Academy of Urbanism’s Poet In Residence, Ian McMillan, composed the following verse:



Imagine an axis; imagine a washing line

Hung across a city. Cathedrals, a theatre

And a hotel hang from the line

And flap in the century’s breeze…


This is Hope Street; imagine an artery

Pumping life through a city, imagine

A walk from one end of Hope to the other end

Of Hope on a moonlit evening…


Yes, that’s right. You’re walking through Hope.

Imagine a street where the soul is brightened

And the coffee is the best you can get in a city

That loves to keep itself awake.

Hope Street. Aptly named. See you there.

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