I recently visited Luanda, Angola's capital, to deliver workshops on sustainable development and urban planning. I was able to gain a first hand experience of the dramatic and controversial changes in the city.

The guest blog by Klaus Kunzmann reflecting on the likely impact of Trumps's victory prompted me to respond with some more ideas.

I gave the Cockburn Association annual lecture in Edinburgh on 27 October 2016. I have now written it up and you can read it.

Gentrification is an issue in cities across the world, but urban planning systems are ill-equipped to deal with it.

The Habitat 3 conference in Quito this month is a critical opportunity to shape the practice of planning globally.

Today, it is the young people who most strongly uphold the ideal of Europe as a shared space, where people from different countries lie and work together. The Young Eyes project, that has involved teenagers from Poland, Latvia and Sweden and young professionals from Scotland, shows how young people can, and will, shape the future.

The zero draft of the New Urban Agenda, the declaration that the governments of the world will sign up to in October 2016, gives a prominent role to more proactive and inclusive urban and regional planning.

How do you create attractive and environmentally sustainable places? A new, updated edition of a major text provides powerful lessons and evidence.

Passion for strategic spatial planning has too rarely endured, thus undermining precisely what it needs, which is a long term perspective.

Here in UK, and particularly in the North of England, museums and public galleries are being closed down as councils struggle to cope with real reductions in income forced by the UK government's austerity programme. In USA it is a different story.

A simple grid plan for urban extensions should be the basis for managing rapid urbanisation says a new UN-Habitat report.

China's slowing growth and rising debts have sent tremors through global markets. Urbanisation has been integral to the near double digit annual growth over recent years, so what does the slow down mean for regional and local development within China, and in particular for the local authorities?

There will be another 2 billion people living in urban areas by 2030. With a billion people now living in slums,and over 100,000 homeless people in Delhi, for example, it is no exaggeration to say that this is a critical decade for cities and the practice of urban planning.

The international agreement reached in COP21 in Paris should provoke a wide ranging review of planning policies around the world.

A new report provides a fascinating summary of how the European Union's Cohesion Policy became a means of enforcing orthodox macro-economic policies rather prioritising territorial cohesion.