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

Inside the slums and gated communities the opportunities and obstacles to sustainable and inclusive urban development can be seen.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 17:45

City Spread and New Neighbourhoods

A major study of health, education and sustainability in rapidly growing cities poses some difficult questions for public policy makers.

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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Monday, 16 July 2018 16:44

China's New-Style Urban Policy

Urban Transformation and “New Style” Urbanisation in China was the theme of a major conference hosted by the University of Glasgow.

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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The recent World Urban Forum was an opportunity to show UK engagement with urbanisation as a global issue. It was missed.

Saturday, 10 February 2018 13:16

Urban expansion, public space and heritage

Today at the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur I went into three events, which spanned a wide range of themes and places.Each in its own way provoked thoughts.

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).

The 2006 World Urban Forum was a significant step on the road to creating a New Urban Agenda. Here is my first hand account from July 2006 of how we went about re-inventing planning.

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