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

Friday, 01 May 2020 11:04

Planning for a car-driven future

"Good design can discourage cycle use, make roads safer and restore pavements to pedestrians and parked vehicles..."

Tuesday, 07 April 2020 14:56

Why the CV19 pandemic is a planning issue

The global pandemic raises some important questions about the links between public health and planning.

A major controversy has developed in Edinburgh over a huge development that was allowed to go ahead in the World Heritage Site without planning permission.

Published in News items

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?

Friday, 01 April 2016 11:26

Grid-based plans for urban extensions

A simple grid plan for urban extensions should be the basis for managing rapid urbanisation says a new UN-Habitat report.

Monday, 04 January 2016 11:56

A critical decade for cities

There will be another 2 billion people living in urban areas by 2030. With a billion people now living in slums,and over 100,000 homeless people in Delhi, for example, it is no exaggeration to say that this is a critical decade for cities and the practice of urban planning.

The 2015-2030 Sustainable Development Goals to be adopted by governments at the United Nations next week pose a direct challenge and opportunity for planning and other built environment professionals.

Monday, 27 July 2015 15:51

Cities of tomorrow - towers or tents?

Youth camp participants discussing Cities of Tomorrow

Youth camp participants discussing Cities of Tomorrow

Young people from Germany, Norway, Latvia, Poland, Russia and Scotland attended last week’s international youth summer school in Benmore, Scotland. The event was put on by Planning Aid for Scotland and by Innovation Circle. The theme was “Cities of Tomorrow”.

Published in World View Blog

As ever more trips are made it becomes harder and harder to move around cities, even when money is invested in transport infrastructure. Across the globe, but especially in the rapidly urbanising mega cities of the global south, cities are facing a crisis of accessibility. Quite simply, unsustainable forms of urban transport are no longer working.

Published in World View Blog
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