Original blogs on CliffHague.com
The paths of Scottish town planner Patrick Geddes and Italian film director Frederico Fellini never crossed, but Fellini's film Il Bidone (The Swindle) has a strong Place-Work-Folk strand.
The Square: the guilt and fragility of a comfortable urban lifeWritten by Cliff Hague
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.
The British film Bait, released in 2019, should be of interest to planners and urbanists internationally for the issues it raises about community and economic development.
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.
The film Force Majeure focuses on the tensions within a marriage, but it also depicts the tensions between people and the natural environment.
Can we break the glass ceiling dividing community action and government action?
What can planners in Scotland (and the rest of the UK) learn from thinking and practice in other countries?
On World Town Planning Day 2019, I was part of an event in Dundee organised by RTPI (Scotland) with the theme "Through the Years, Across the Globe". Discussion during and after prompted me to ponder Scotland's messages to an international audience of planners and urbanists.