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

Monday, 12 April 2021 15:46

Geddes and Fellini - Place, Work and Folk

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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.


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.

Monday, 08 June 2020 10:17

Bait movie - Nautical gentrification

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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.

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

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