Cliff has operated as a freelance consultant since 2004. He does research, authors reports and is a facilitator and trainer. While at Heriot-Watt University he was also involved in contract research.

He has worked on numerous projects:

  • With Spatial Foresight GmbH (http://www.spatialforesight.eu/spatial-foresight.html ) to deliver research-based reports for the ESPON Co-ordination Unit on European territorial development and policy.
  • With the Royal Town Planning Institute (www.rtpi.org.uk) to deliver the UK National Contact Point for the ESPON 2013 programme. 
  • As an external expert for the Royal Town Planning Institute on transnational projects within the ESPON 2013 programme.
  • For the ESPON 2013 Co-ordination Unit as a peer reviewer on Sounding Boards for research projects.
  • On European Union INTERREG projects.
  • On other European projects.
  • On Commonwealth, international and global projects.
  • On UK projects.  
Cliff Hague

Cliff Hague

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.

Friday, 11 August 2017 09:49

A creeping privatisation of public space?

Might plans for a make-over for Edinburgh's West Princes Street Gardens lead to a partial privatisation of an iconic public space?

Monday, 17 July 2017 10:54

Review of the Scottish Planning System

The planned reform of the planning system in Scotland will end in tears.

A new film reflects on Stockholm's modernist architecture and public spaces, showing how experiencing places can contribute to wellbeing.

Monday, 15 May 2017 15:39

A high rise future?

My article in January 2000 looked back and gazed into the future. How well did I do in anticipating change in British cities, planning and higher education?

Thursday, 04 May 2017 13:28

Cockburn Association seeks new Director

The Cockburn Association, Edinburgh's Civic Trust,  is seeking a new Director.

The Stern Report in 2006 seemed to signal a shift in attitudes to climate change. The article imagines a discussion between a Treasury mandarin and a businessman. Would this case convince Donald Trump or big business today?

Citizens in Edinburgh are voicing concerns at the way the capital city's built environment and greenspaces are being managed.

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