The ninth World Urban Forum opens on 7 February 2018, and I am here in Kuala Lumpur and will be reporting on it on this website and on other social media.
Following the World Urban Forum in Barcelona in 2004, I was invited to write a short article for the UN-Habitat publication Habitat Debate. Many of the themes I introduced have now been taken forward in the International Guidelines for Urban and Territorial Planning (2015) and in the New Urban Agenda (2016).
At the recent Innovation Circle Network conference I spoke about China's One Belt One Road vision. This blog sketches and comments on this ambitious transnational project.
The EU has rightly made the issue of Ireland a central element of the Brexit negotiations. What might be the territorial impact of creating an external border between Ireland and Northern Ireland?
The 2006 World Urban Forum was a significant step on the road to creating a New Urban Agenda. Here is my first hand account from July 2006 of how we went about re-inventing planning.
A new study looks at what the Dutch have been doing to revitalise the centres of medium-sized towns.
Might plans for a make-over for Edinburgh's West Princes Street Gardens lead to a partial privatisation of an iconic public space?
A major project to compare urban practices in 14 cities will be led by a team based in Glasgow University in Scotland.
- Glasgow University
- Ya Ping Wang
- Sustainable Cities
- Healthy cities
- Learning Cities
- Global Challenges Research Fund
- Research Councils UK Collective Fund
- University of Witwatersrand
- National Institute of Urban Affairs, India
- University of the Philippines
- Nankai University
- University of Rwanda,
- Khulna University, Bangladesh
- Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania
- Human Sciences Reserch Council, South Africa
- Ivan Turok
- New Urban Agenda
- Habitat III