Can we break the glass ceiling dividing community action and government action?
After the pomp of the opening ceremony, the 10th World Urban Forum got involved in two critical issues.
I am going to participate in the tenth World Urban Forum, in Abu Dhabi 8-13 February 2020.
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.
On World Town Planning Day 2019, I was part of an event in Dundee organised by RTPI (Scotland) with the theme "Through the Years, Across the Globe". Discussion during and after prompted me to ponder Scotland's messages to an international audience of planners and urbanists.
- Patrick Geddes
- New Lanark
- Robert Owen
- John Muir
- National Parks
- Highlands and Islands
- Royal Town Planning Institute
- Canadian Institute of Planners
- American Planning Association
- Thomas Adams
- New Towns
- Regional planning
- World Town Planning Day
- Robert Grieve
- Ian McHarg
- 1947 Town & Country Planning Act
- Planning in Scotland
Inside the slums and gated communities the opportunities and obstacles to sustainable and inclusive urban development can be seen.
A major study of health, education and sustainability in rapidly growing cities poses some difficult questions for public policy makers.
Pakistan is suffering from chronic underinvestment in urban planning.