At the recent Innovation Circle Network conference I spoke about China's One Belt One Road vision. This blog sketches and comments on this ambitious transnational project.

The EU has rightly made the issue of Ireland a central element of the Brexit negotiations. What might be the territorial  impact of creating an external border between Ireland and Northern Ireland?

 A new study looks at what the Dutch have been doing to revitalise the centres of medium-sized towns.

A new film reflects on Stockholm's modernist architecture and public spaces, showing how experiencing places can contribute to wellbeing.

Citizens in Edinburgh are voicing concerns at the way the capital city's built environment and greenspaces are being managed.

How can cities in the rapidly urbanising world benefit from Smart City approaches to urban management?

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.