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

The Stern Report in 2006 seemed to signal a shift in attitudes to climate change. The article imagines a discussion between a Treasury mandarin and a businessman. Would this case convince Donald Trump or big business today?

How can cities in the rapidly urbanising world benefit from Smart City approaches to urban management?

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 12:32

China plans "sponge cities"

Faced with increased urban flooding, China is seeking to create "sponge cities" that can absorb water.

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Thursday, 09 April 2015 12:15

Making Cities and Regions More Resilient

This blog was first posted on the Planning Resource website on 16 May 2011.

This is an exciting time. There is a new confidence in economic geography and regional science. We are seeing the emergence of a set of concepts and propositions that have strong and direct implications for policy makers and practitioners. One of these is the notion of urban and regional resilience. It has been described as a “steering model” for urban and regional development. It offers some pointers for planners and regeneration and economic development professionals.

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Thursday, 09 April 2015 10:53

Town Planning and Planners in Bangladesh

This blog was first posted on the Planning Resource website on 15 March 2011.

By 2030, one in every two urban residents in the world will be in Asia. Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, brings this dramatic urban transition into focus. Faced with a constant battle against water, inadequate infrastructure and sanitation, endemic traffic congestion and electricity shortages how are the planners faring?

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