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

Cliff Hague

Cliff Hague

 "I studied the laws surrounding Airbnb all over the world. None are perfect. " David Wachsmuth.

The passing of the Scottish Planning Bill marks the end of a tortuous period, during which it even seemed possible that the Bill might be withdrawn, so heavily had it been amended. However, the conflicts that surfaced are unlikely to go away.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 07:49

50 years a planner

It is 50 years ago since I took up my first post as a professional planner. This anniversary moment provides plenty to reflect on.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 01:48

Young Commonwealth planners win prizes

The Commonwealth Association of Planners has announced the winners of its Young Planners essay competition. The topics addressed by the winners were how to plan for better care of an aging population, and the nature of place-making.

Monday, 16 July 2018 16:44

China's New-Style Urban Policy

Urban Transformation and “New Style” Urbanisation in China was the theme of a major conference hosted by the University of Glasgow.

Thursday, 31 May 2018 02:36

Heimatplanung (Homeland planning)

As European countries become more inward-looking,  Professor Klaus Kunzmann sees a possible opportunity for planners to rebuild the reputation of their profession.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 14:47

Athens - report from the frontline

The impacts of austerity in Greece have dropped out of the headlines, but not gone away.

Three contrasting films prompt important questions about the nature of communities, past and present, rural and urban.

Thursday, 01 March 2018 12:57

Science and Urban Climate Change

A paper in a leading scientific journal calls for much greater engagement of scientists in urban policy and practice.