The impacts of austerity in Greece have dropped out of the headlines, but not gone away.
Three contrasting films prompt important questions about the nature of communities, past and present, rural and urban.
A new report on the impact of Airbnb and similar platforms calls for tighter regulation.
A paper in a leading scientific journal calls for much greater engagement of scientists in urban policy and practice.
A conference at the University of Birmingham on 22 March on "Planning Challenges in the Commonwealth" will be the venue for the UK launch of the book "Leading Change"
- Commonwealth Association of Planners
- University of Birmingham
- South African Local Government Association
- South African Department of Human Settlements
- World Urban Forum
- RTPI West Midlands
- Rapid urbanisation
- Urban poverty
- Climate change
- Lauren Andres
- Prince's Foundaion for Building Communities
- One World Link
- HTA Design
- Arcadis LLP
- Leading Change
- Wood plc
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.