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

Monday, 08 June 2020 10:17

Bait movie - Nautical gentrification

The British film Bait, released in 2019, should be of interest to planners and urbanists internationally for the issues it raises about community and economic development.

Published in Film Reviews

The film Force Majeure focuses on the tensions within a marriage, but it also depicts the tensions between people and the natural environment.

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

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

Published in News items
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 20:05

Development and planning in Cyprus

Last week in Cyprus, I was able to get some insights into the development challenges facing this part of Europe. In a snapshot, Mediterranean islands like Cyprus were early cradles of urbanisation and often have a rich archaeological legacy. They were poor agricultural areas until mass tourism began in the 1970s. The boom saw the spread of urban uses along the coasts and around the villages, often undermining of the quality of the places that people were attracted to. Now these places face austerity and threats from climate change.

Published in World View Blog

This blog was first posted on the Planning Resource website on 21 May 2012.

Warsaw is sprucing itself up for the European football championships that it will host next month. This is the latest stage in its transition from the planned socialist city to the city of 21st century consumerism. At times, these two faces stand in counterpoint to each other in the townscape; at other times they merge into one. How do you read a city, and hear its stories, by walking its streets and absorbing its messages?

Published in World View Blog