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

The distinguished German planner, Professor Klaus Kunzmann, shares his thoughts on what the Covid19 crisis means for Europe, China, places and planning.

Published in Guest blogs

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.

Published in News items
Wednesday, 31 July 2019 16:48

My recent newspaper articles

Here are links to some of my articles that have been published in The Scotsman recently (July 2019)

Published in News items
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 14:47

Athens - report from the frontline

The impacts of austerity in Greece have dropped out of the headlines, but not gone away.

Published in News items

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

Published in News items
Monday, 17 July 2017 10:54

Review of the Scottish Planning System

The planned reform of the planning system in Scotland will end in tears.

Published in News items
Monday, 15 May 2017 15:39

A high rise future?

My article in January 2000 looked back and gazed into the future. How well did I do in anticipating change in British cities, planning and higher education?

Guest blogger, the distinguished Hungarian researcher and consultant, Iván Tosics, reflects on radical alternatives to address today's urban challenges.

Published in Guest blogs
Friday, 01 April 2016 11:26

Grid-based plans for urban extensions

A simple grid plan for urban extensions should be the basis for managing rapid urbanisation says a new UN-Habitat report.

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?

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