Flashback to Cliff Hague's Diaries in Planning 1986-2006

Sunday, 08 October 2017 14:48

Re-inventing Planning - World Urban Forum 2006

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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.

Monday, 15 May 2017 15:39

A high rise future?

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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?

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?

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 10:30

South Africa 1995

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In 1995 I was invited to speak to a landmark conference in South Africa for the transition of planning after apartheid. I reported  on my visit in my monthly magazine column.

Friday, 05 February 2016 11:15

Inauguration speech as RTPI President 1996

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Twenty years ago I became RTPI President. Here is the text of the speech I gave to RTPI Council on my inauguration. It ends by reaffirming the manifesto published in 1975 by the Radical Institute Group, of which I was one of the founders.

Monday, 01 February 2016 12:06

Consultation on land use planning

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With the review of planning in Scotland underway (I am due to appear at a "Roundtable" on 23 Feb), I was minded to look back at what I wrote in The Scottish Planner 17 years ago on the consultation "Land Use Planning under a Scottish Parliament". 

Wednesday, 06 January 2016 17:50

Planning practice and planning education

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Here is a column I wrote in The Scottish Planner in 1997. It argued that there should be a tension between planning education and planning practice. What do you think today?

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 16:59

Convenor, RTPI Scottish Branch, 1983

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I was elected Convenor of the Scottish Branch of the RTPI for 1983. The picture shows how the Branch's magazine reported it.

Thursday, 05 November 2015 13:36

Reflections on Habitat II

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This short article of mine was first published in Planning Week on 4 July 1996.

Thursday, 05 November 2015 13:23

Habitat II, Istanbul 1996

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Here is a "Diary" article that I wrote inspired by my participation in the second Habitat UN summit in 1996, when I was there representing RTPI as President.

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