Following the World Urban Forum in Barcelona in 2004, I was invited to write a short article for the UN-Habitat publication Habitat Debate. Many of the themes I introduced have now been taken forward in the International Guidelines for Urban and Territorial Planning (2015) and in the New Urban Agenda (2016).
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 2006 World Urban Forum was a significant step on the road to creating a New Urban Agenda. Here is my first hand account from July 2006 of how we went about re-inventing planning.
A new study looks at what the Dutch have been doing to revitalise the centres of medium-sized towns.
A major project to compare urban practices in 14 cities will be led by a team based in Glasgow University in Scotland.
A new film reflects on Stockholm's modernist architecture and public spaces, showing how experiencing places can contribute to wellbeing.
My article in January 2000 looked back and gazed into the future. How well did I do in anticipating change in British cities, planning and higher education?