Planning Aid for Scotland
Planning Aid for Scotland (now PAS) is a social enterprise that seeks to build active citizenship.
- In 2007 Cliff worked with Kerstin Deuling from PAS to create SP=EED http://www.pas.org.uk/speed/ as a practical guide to community engagement in planning. It has since been updated and continues to be used.
Welsh Assembly Government
- In 2007 Cliff was sub-contracted by ECOTEC to contribute to a study on approaches to making national planning policy – international comparisons.
UK projects while at Heriot-Watt University
Cliff was part of research teams that delivered a number of practice-oriented reports for policy-makers. These include:
- Diversity and Equality in Planning: A Good Practice Guide http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http://www.communities., 2005, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, London.
- Review of Green Belt Policy in Scotland http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2004/08/19785/41535 , 2004, Scottish Executive Central Research Unit, Edinburgh.
- Polycentricity Scoping Study http://www.northsearegion.eu/files/user/File/Events/ 2003, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, London.
- Participatory planning for Sustainable Communities: International experience in mediation, negotiation and engagement http://www.chs.ubc.ca/archives/files/Participatory, 2003, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, London.
- Factors affecting land supply for affordable housing in rural areas, http://www.gov.scot/resource/doc/ 2001, Scottish Executive Central Research Unit.
- The role of the planning system in the provision of housing http://www.gov.scot/Resource/Doc , 2001, Scottish Executive Central Research Unit, Edinburgh.
- Low demand housing and Unpopular Neighbourhoods, http://www.opengrey.eu/item/display , 2000, Department for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, London.
Support to Palestinians at risk of displacement in Israeli Controlled Area C of the West Bank, 2014-15.
- Within this DFID-funded project, Cliff produced a scoping study of planning issues in Area C of the West Bank of the occupied Palestinian territory, led an International Advisory Board of experienced professional planners that looked at plans submitted for Palestinian villages, wrote the report for the Board, and organised a UK study visit for a group of senior officials from Ramallah that was led by the Deputy Minister for Local Government. The report is at http://unhabitat.org/spatial-planning-in-area-c-of-the-israeli-occupied-west-bank-of-the-palestinian-territory/.
Developing Urban Planning Education, 2011.
- Cliff organised and reported on a workshop at the World Planning schools Conference in Perth, Western Australia, to explore the scope for outreach, accreditation and lifelong learning to support the planning profession in rapidly urbanising Commonwealth countries.
Managing urbanisation in small developing states, 2011.
- Cliff was contracted to produce an article “Managing urbanisation in small states”, Small States Digest, 2011, Issue 3, 4-11 http://assets.thecommonwealth.org/assetbank-commonwealth
Hungarian EU Presidency
The Territorial State and Perspectives of the European Union: Update 2011 http://www.bbsr.bund.de/BBSR/EN/SpatialDevelopment/SpatialDevelopmentEurope
- Cliff did the language editing for this report, 2011.
Department for International Development
Making Planning Work, 2006.
- Cliff worked with the Development Planning Unit at University College London to produce Making Planning Work: A guide to approaches and skills http://www.bookdepository.com/Making-Planning-Work-Cliff-Hague for the 2006 World Urban Forum in Vancouver.
The INTERREG programmes aim to improve the effectiveness of regional policies and instruments within Europe. It promotes international cooperation and exchange of know-how between partners engaged in the making and delivery of policies and actions for regional and local development.
Cliff has worked as an external expert on a number of INTERREG projects.
- TENTacle - Capitalising on TEN-T Core Network Corridors for Prosperity, Groth and Cohesion (Baltic Sea Region, INTERREG V Transport Flagship project 2016-19). The project aims increase stakeholder awareness of the potential benefits from the TEN-T network corridors, and address gaps in the network. Cliff has worked on the Central Scandinavian Borderland case study and also contributed work on China's Belt and Road strategy. (www.tentacle.eu)
- Trans-in-Form (Baltic Sea Region, INTERREG 1V B), 2010-2012. www.tifpro.eu . The project sought to “make places vibrant and aractive”. The partners were mainly small rural municipalities form peripheral regions. Cliff facilitated workshops in Trakai, Potsdam, Valmiera and Warsaw and gave presentations. He undertook the final evaluation of the project. He also authored the Guidelines for New Narratives and Story Telling (http://www.tifpro.eu/wp4-new-narratives.164342.en.html ).
- Complex Urban Investment Tools - CoUrbIT (Central European, Adriatic, Danubian, and South East European Space, INTERREG IIIB), 2008. http://irm.krakow.pl/pl/interreg.html. Workshop presentation in Krakow.
- Sustaining Small Expanding Towns - SusSET (INTERREG IIIC), 2007. http://www.britnett-carver.co.uk/susset7766/index.htmlhttp://www.britnett-carver.co.uk/susset7766/index.html. Cliff worked with Christabel Myers to review and report on project outputs in relation to international research and practice.
- Multi-functional Intensive Land use in Europe - MILU-NET (INTERREG IIIC), 2007. http://urban.nl/en/project/milunet-multifunctional-intensive-land-use-network. Workshop presentation in Lisbon.
- Innovation Circle – IC (Baltic Sea Region, INTERREG III B / TACIS), 2005-2007. http://www.innovationcircle.net/what-was-the-ic-project-all-about-.4449906-97753.html . The project sought to stimulate a culture of innovation and trigger long term development in rural districts and smaller and medium sized towns in the Baltic Sea Region. It led to the formation of the Innovation Circle Network (www.innovationcircle.net) Cliff was involved in the design of the project. He co-authored with Christabel Myers distance learning packs for the Innovation Academy on Innovation, Competitiveness and Spatial Development; Changing the Culture of Governance; and Sustainability, Design and Innovation; and (with Christabel Myers, Vernena Hachmann and Marilyn Higgins) on Management for Innovative Projects. He also facilitated workshops in Cesis, Robertsfors, and Suwalki, and a follow-up workshop in Murmansk (under the TACIS programme) in June 2007.
- Participation, Identity, Planning and Entrepreneurship – PIPE (INTERREG IIIB/PHARE), 2004. The project ran 2002-2004, and aimed to involve youth from small towns and rural regions in entrepreneurship and planning in their local area. Cliff was involved as a speaker in workshops in Turi and Ulricehamn, and wrote the evaluation report for the project.
- Quality by Identity: Beyond Traditional Spatial and Economic Development - NOORD XXI (North Sea INTERREG IIC) 1999-2001. While at Heriot-Watt University, Cliff worked on this project, mainly analysing strategic planning approaches in Aberdeenshire, East Lothian, Groningen Province and Vastra Gotoland Region.
ESPON 2013 is an applied research programme partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund and partly by the 28 EU member states, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Its research has built an evidence base to support policy development for territorial cohesion and development. ESPON appoints two experts to sit on the Sounding Board for Applied Research projects and to provide advice and peer review throughout the research.
Cliff was a peer reviewer on the Sounding Boards for two Applied Research projects.
- European Development Opportunities in Rural areas – EDORA (2008-2011) http://www.espon.eu/main/Menu_Projects/Menu_AppliedResearch/edora.html
- Geographical Specificities and Territorial Potentials in Europe – GEOSPECS (2010-2012) http://www.espon.eu/main/Menu_Projects/Menu_AppliedResearch/geospecs.html
ESPON 2013 is an applied research programme partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund and partly by the 28 EU member states, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Its research has built an evidence base to support policy development for territorial cohesion and development. Some of its projects support transnational work amongst networks of National Contact Points.
Cliff was a consultant on three Transnational Networking projects in the ESPON 2013 programme.
- Evidence for decision-making: ESPON on the Road, (2014) http://www.espon.eu/main/Menu_Projects/Menu_TransnationalNetworkingActivities/ESPONontheRoad.html Consultant support to Royal Town Planning Institute (UK ESPON Contact Point)
- Use of ESPON: USESPON (2012-2014) http://www.espon.eu/main/Menu_Projects/Menu_TransnationalNetworkingActivities/usespon.html Consultant support to the Lead Partner, Royal Town Planning Institute (UK ESPON Contact Point), including development of project proposal, project workshops and authoring the Final Report. Powerpoint presentation “Identifying Opportunities for Growth: Lessons from ESPON” London workshop, November 2013 http://www.rtpi.org.uk/media/743465/cliff_hague_-_opportunities_for_growth.pdf . Promoting Local Growth; a decision-maker’s tool (2013) http://www.rtpi.org.uk/media/701673/promoting_local_growth_leaflet.pdf
- INTERSTRAT – ESPON in Integrated Territorial Strategies (2010-2012) http://www.espon.eu/main/Menu_Projects/Menu_TransnationalNetworkingActivities/interstrat.html Consultant support to the Lead Partner, Royal Town Planning Institute (UK ESPON Contact Point), including development of project proposal, project workshops and authoring the Final Report. How can ESPON research inform UK strategic planning? http://www.rtpi.org.uk/media/5898/UK-ESPON-Leaflet.pdfAuthor. ESPON INTERSTRAT Workshop on Strategic Planning in Scotland http://www.rtpi.org.uk/media/5961/Edinburgh-Workshop-Report-Summary.pdf Author.
The news that the Qatari emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has bought six islands in the Ionian Sea for 8.5m Euro is a further indication of changing relations between Europe and its neighbourhood. The EU - and those of us who live in it - still see Europe as the centre of the world. After all that’s what our maps show us and how our daily news bulletins are packaged. This world view is built on a long history during which time - for good and for ill - this small continent really did lead the world.
“The planning system has a significant role in supporting sustainable economic growth in rural areas.” This statement is from the Scottish Government’s Planning Policy. However, planning decisions in rural Scotland can often be very controversial, as Cliff Hague explains in his new blog post.
How can we make the places safer and more secure? I was prompted to ask this by the gang-rape and murder of a young woman in India that was given so much coverage in the news internationally. I did a bit of research on what women’s groups have been doing in India to focus the attention of planners, designers and police on the issues of sexual harassment and assault.
Cliff Hague, Professor Emeritus, urban and regional planner, academic, theorist and author of the ICN blog recently went to Cyprus where he visited Paphos, European City of Culture 2017. But according to Cliff Hague Paphos is a rather unlikely City of Culture. One that is worth to have a closer look at.
Hurricane Sandy was the largest tropical storm ever recorded in the Atlantic, covering an area 900 miles across, with 150km per hour winds bringing torrential rain. We have all been stunned by the impact that it has had on the Eastern Seaboard of the USA. Without in any way belittling this, it is important to remember that it is not just the USA that has suffered.