After the pomp of the opening ceremony, the 10th World Urban Forum got involved in two critical issues.
The Erasmus University in Rotterdam provides a series of on-line trianing materials on urban development and planning, with a particular focus on rapidly urbanising countries.
Why is the French Government failing to meet its own goals on limiting CO2 emissions?
A paper in a leading scientific journal calls for much greater engagement of scientists in urban policy and practice.
A conference at the University of Birmingham on 22 March on "Planning Challenges in the Commonwealth" will be the venue for the UK launch of the book "Leading Change"
The ninth World Urban Forum opens on 7 February 2018, and I am here in Kuala Lumpur and will be reporting on it on this website and on other social media.
The Stern Report in 2006 seemed to signal a shift in attitudes to climate change. The article imagines a discussion between a Treasury mandarin and a businessman. Would this case convince Donald Trump or big business today?
The guest blog by Klaus Kunzmann reflecting on the likely impact of Trumps's victory prompted me to respond with some more ideas.
The international agreement reached in COP21 in Paris should provoke a wide ranging review of planning policies around the world.
Sweden has announced a big jump in spending (US$546 million) on renewable energy and climate change action in their 2016 budget, The aim is to become one of the world's first nations to end dependence on fossil fuels.