The value of parks needs to be rethought in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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My column in Planning in 1987, has a contemporary feel in 2020 as issues of mass unemployment and Council cuts come to the fore once again.

A busy week ahead. I have a number of online events coming up, which may be of interest to followers of this website.

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A major controversy has developed in Edinburgh over a huge development that was allowed to go ahead in the World Heritage Site without planning permission.

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A new report on the impact of Airbnb and similar platforms calls for tighter regulation.

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Friday, 11 August 2017 09:49

A creeping privatisation of public space?

Might plans for a make-over for Edinburgh's West Princes Street Gardens lead to a partial privatisation of an iconic public space?

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Thursday, 04 May 2017 13:28

Cockburn Association seeks new Director

The Cockburn Association, Edinburgh's Civic Trust,  is seeking a new Director.

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Citizens in Edinburgh are voicing concerns at the way the capital city's built environment and greenspaces are being managed.

Friday, 04 November 2016 14:37

Best ways to enhance Edinburgh

I gave the Cockburn Association annual lecture in Edinburgh on 27 October 2016. I have now written it up and you can read it.

I am pleased to confirm that I will become Chair of the Cockburn Association in June, when the present Chair, Lord Brodie, steps down.

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