The recent World Urban Forum was an opportunity to show UK engagement with urbanisation as a global issue. It was missed.
Today at the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur I went into three events, which spanned a wide range of themes and places.Each in its own way provoked thoughts.
South Africa is engaging fully with the New Urban Agenda, and posing some fundamental questions about what it means to be a planner in today's world.
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.