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

The exhibition at the Ninth World Urban Forum highlights the Asian embrace of Smart Cities.

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Tuesday, 06 February 2018 06:43

World Urban Forum 9

The ninth World Urban Forum opens on 7 February 2018, and I am here in Kuala Lumpur and will be reporting on it on this website and on other social media.

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At the recent Innovation Circle Network conference I spoke about China's One Belt One Road vision. This blog sketches and comments on this ambitious transnational project.

Guest blogger Klaus Kunzmann explores a mueum devoted to the history of urban planning in a Chinese city.

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China's slowing growth and rising debts have sent tremors through global markets. Urbanisation has been integral to the near double digit annual growth over recent years, so what does the slow down mean for regional and local development within China, and in particular for the local authorities?

Thursday, 26 November 2015 15:19

Smart China

In his Guest Blog, Klaus Kunzmann reports from China of the pressures to make "smart cities".

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Tuesday, 24 November 2015 12:32

China plans "sponge cities"

Faced with increased urban flooding, China is seeking to create "sponge cities" that can absorb water.

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We are building cities to attract investment, not cities for people to live in, argued David Harvey, the distinguished geographer, speaking in Montevideo.

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In this blog from China, Emeritus Professor Klaus Kunzmann probes the reasons for the relaxation of the one-child per family policy.

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Sunday, 26 July 2015 15:34

The State of China's Cities

I have referred to Chinese urbanisation several times in these blogs, but make no apologies for returning to the topic. What is happening in China should be of interest to planners, urbanists, environmentalists and economic development professionals everywhere. In part this is because of the sheer scale of the changes – a rural to urban shift on steroids!

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