The idea of a 20-minute neighbourhood has been grasped by urban planners and designers internationally. Guest blogger Emeritus Professor Klaus Kunzmann casts a critical eye on the concept.

What is ‘levelling up’, what are the barriers and how do you overcome them?

 

To make places inclusive, planners and placemakers need to understand exclusion.

How to have your say in the planning system.

Monday, 15 June 2020 16:06

The Square: the guilt and fragility of a comfortable urban life

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The film The Square is about more than the excesses of contemporary art. It explores the conditions on which people are able to live in cities.

Ken Loach's film, Kes, was released in 1969. What does it tell us about lifen a coalfield community - then and now?

The recent decision by Alphabet to scrap its ambitious waterfront regeneration project in Toronto is a landmark in the short history of smart cities.

Dr.Michael Kordas provides insights into the use of charettes for participation in planning - before and after Covid 19.

The film Force Majeure focuses on the tensions within a marriage, but it also depicts the tensions between people and the natural environment.

City planning in the Palestinian-controlled areas has yielded poor results when it comes to unexpected challenges, including the recent outbreak of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, says local expert Dr. Ahmad El-Atrash.

The distinguished German planner, Professor Klaus Kunzmann, shares his thoughts on what the Covid19 crisis means for Europe, China, places and planning.

The global pandemic raises some important questions about the links between public health and planning.

This is my third daily blog from the 10th World Urban Forum.

Can we break the glass ceiling dividing community action and government action?

After the pomp of the opening ceremony, the 10th World Urban Forum got involved in two critical issues.

What can planners in Scotland (and the rest of the UK) learn from thinking and practice in other countries?