Friday, 10 July 2020 16:10

What price education?

With politicians asking questions about the value of higher education, and some universities fearing financial ruin as a result of Covid-19, time to revisit one of my 2002 columns for Planning.

Friday, 05 June 2020 15:36

Amsterdam and AESOP 1987 (Part 2)

Local history and a trip to a Planning Committee meeting. The second part of my Diary as published in Planning on 11 December 1987.

My "Diary" article in 1987 records the formation of the Association of European Schools of Planning, AND of the Scottish Torquay United Supporters Club (which has not proved as long-lasting).

Friday, 29 May 2020 11:54

Lord of the (Pineapple) Rings

In a week when my term of office as President of the Royal Town Planning Institute came to a close, I also faced being made redundant.

Monday, 13 April 2020 12:01

Life as a Planner in 1973

Back in 2006 I wrote an article in Planning, which recalled my working environment in 1973. Here it is.

Wednesday, 02 October 2019 13:48

Teaching Planning - in 1969

What was planning education like 50 years ago?

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 Klaus Kunzmann shares his thoughts from Potsdam on what a Trump presidency could mean for planning and planners.

Published in Guest blogs

Planners on an innovative post-graduate course in Zambia are being trained to understand how informal development operates and how to deliver pro-poor planning.

Published in News items
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 17:50

Planning practice and planning education

Here is a column I wrote in The Scottish Planner in 1997. It argued that there should be a tension between planning education and planning practice. What do you think today?

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