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

Thursday, 08 February 2018 14:57

What's new about the New Urban Agenda?

South Africa is engaging fully with the New Urban Agenda, and posing some fundamental questions about what it means to be a planner in today's world.

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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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 16:24

2004 - The New Urban Agenda anticipated

Following the World Urban Forum in Barcelona in 2004, I was invited to write a short article for the UN-Habitat publication Habitat Debate. Many of the themes I introduced have now been taken forward in the International Guidelines for Urban and Territorial Planning (2015) and in the New Urban Agenda (2016).

A major project to compare urban practices in 14 cities will be led by a team based in Glasgow University in Scotland.

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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.

The Habitat 3 conference in Quito this month is a critical opportunity to shape the practice of planning globally.

Friday, 10 June 2016 16:26

Habitat III - The New Urban Agenda

The zero draft of the New Urban Agenda, the declaration that the governments of the world will sign up to in October 2016, gives a prominent role to more proactive and inclusive urban and regional planning.