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The international agreement reached in COP21 in Paris should provoke a wide ranging review of planning policies around the world.

Friday, 04 December 2015 12:19

NOlympics or GlOlympics

Klaus Kunzmann proposes a novel approach to staging the Olympic Games after Hamburg and Boston say "No".

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 10:14

The Civic Use of Heritage Assets

My blog published on the website of the Built Environment Forum Scotland on 1 December 2015 arges that the "hollowing out" of local government has seriously diminished the capacity to cherish the historic environment as a civic asset.Click here to read the blog.

Thursday, 26 November 2015 15:19

Smart China

In his Guest Blog, Klaus Kunzmann reports from China of the pressures to make "smart cities".

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 12:32

China plans "sponge cities"

Faced with increased urban flooding, China is seeking to create "sponge cities" that can absorb water.

We are building cities to attract investment, not cities for people to live in, argued David Harvey, the distinguished geographer, speaking in Montevideo.

In this blog from China, Emeritus Professor Klaus Kunzmann probes the reasons for the relaxation of the one-child per family policy.

A project that has resettled slum dwellers and given them security of tenure is being hailed as a model to be followed in the Indian sub-continent.

World Town Planning Day (8 November) was celebrated in Kabul by a national urban conference addressed by the President.