In a week when my term of office as President of the Royal Town Planning Institute came to a close, I also faced being made redundant.
Ken Loach's film, Kes, was released in 1969. What does it tell us about lifen a coalfield community - then and now?
The recent decision by Alphabet to scrap its ambitious waterfront regeneration project in Toronto is a landmark in the short history of smart cities.
Dr.Michael Kordas provides insights into the use of charettes for participation in planning - before and after Covid 19.
The second and final part of my Diary in Planning from June 1989. You can read the first part by clicking here.
A chance to read my monthly Diary in Planning from June 1989, which starts in Berlin just months before the Berlin Wall came down. It also looks at the Adam Smith Institute's ideas for privatising streets - an idea that might be revived post-Covid19? Of course there have been many gated communities developed in the meantime. Click here to read the end of the article.
In June 2000 my regular column in Planning reflected on design quality in German towns, the Blair Gpovernment's Urban Task Force, and ways in which predictive text created bizarre proposals in students' work.
"Good design can discourage cycle use, make roads safer and restore pavements to pedestrians and parked vehicles..."
The film Force Majeure focuses on the tensions within a marriage, but it also depicts the tensions between people and the natural environment.
UN Habitat has published its response to the serious problems posed by the pandemic in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and the Arabic countries.