A major project to compare urban practices in 14 cities will be led by a team based in Glasgow University in Scotland.
The first issue of a new journal gives insights to new ways of thinking about cities.
A Brexit-induced crash in the markets seems likely to set the framework for the work of planners in the months ahead.
I am pleased to confirm that I will become Chair of the Cockburn Association in June, when the present Chair, Lord Brodie, steps down.
Civic pride and civic trust are important for community cohesion and well-being, but are being eroded by austerity and a centralised system of planning and local government. This was a central theme of the inaugural Scottish Civic Trust Annual Lecture which I delivered in Edinburgh on 2 March.