City planning in the Palestinian-controlled areas has yielded poor results when it comes to unexpected challenges, including the recent outbreak of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, says local expert Dr. Ahmad El-Atrash.

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After the pomp of the opening ceremony, the 10th World Urban Forum got involved in two critical issues.

The Erasmus University in Rotterdam provides a series of on-line trianing materials on urban development and planning, with a particular focus on rapidly urbanising countries.

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Why is the French Government failing to meet its own goals on limiting CO2 emissions?

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Thursday, 01 March 2018 12:57

Science and Urban Climate Change

A paper in a leading scientific journal calls for much greater engagement of scientists in urban policy and practice.

Thursday, 01 March 2018 11:16

UK Launch of "Leading Change" book

A conference at the University of Birmingham on 22 March on "Planning Challenges in the Commonwealth" will be the venue for the UK launch of the book "Leading Change"

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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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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?

Monday, 14 November 2016 13:06

Trump, planning and cities

The guest blog by Klaus Kunzmann reflecting on the likely impact of Trumps's victory prompted me to respond with some more ideas.

The international agreement reached in COP21 in Paris should provoke a wide ranging review of planning policies around the world.

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