Place-based innovation is vital to making cities more inclusive, but much depends on local leadership.
Sweden has announced a big jump in spending (US$546 million) on renewable energy and climate change action in their 2016 budget, The aim is to become one of the world's first nations to end dependence on fossil fuels.
A new bridge in Portland, Oregon carries pedestrians, cyclists, buses, trams and light rail metro - but no cars or trucks.
A new publication that can be downloaded for free sets guidelines for how to plan and manage metropolitan development.
News from Sierra Leone that 9,000 slum dwellers have been made homeless by demolition of their homes highlights the need for planners to fundamentally rethink conventional approaches to housing the poor.
The 2015-2030 Sustainable Development Goals to be adopted by governments at the United Nations next week pose a direct challenge and opportunity for planning and other built environment professionals.
Sri Lanka is planning to develop a "megapolis" based on Colombo to boost its economy and compete with other South Asian nations.
Working together to achieve a common vision for change is a key requirement for urban economic regeneration, argues a new report based on research in 4 US cities.
The European Council of Spatial Planners is inviting nominations from cities interested in hosting the 12th Biennial of European Towns and Town Planning in 2017. this year's event will be held in Dublin in October.
This first appeared in Planning on 16 January 2004 and is reproduced by kind permission of Planning Resource.