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.
Might plans for a make-over for Edinburgh's West Princes Street Gardens lead to a partial privatisation of an iconic public space?
A major project to compare urban practices in 14 cities will be led by a team based in Glasgow University in Scotland.
- Glasgow University
- Ya Ping Wang
- Sustainable Cities
- Healthy cities
- Learning Cities
- Global Challenges Research Fund
- Research Councils UK Collective Fund
- University of Witwatersrand
- National Institute of Urban Affairs, India
- University of the Philippines
- Nankai University
- University of Rwanda,
- Khulna University, Bangladesh
- Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania
- Human Sciences Reserch Council, South Africa
- Ivan Turok
- New Urban Agenda
- Habitat III
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.
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?