Cliff Hague

Cliff Hague

Planners on an innovative post-graduate course in Zambia are being trained to understand how informal development operates and how to deliver pro-poor planning.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 14:58

Seeing Europe through Young Eyes

Today, it is the young people who most strongly uphold the ideal of Europe as a shared space, where people from different countries lie and work together. The Young Eyes project, that has involved teenagers from Poland, Latvia and Sweden and young professionals from Scotland, shows how young people can, and will, shape the future.

How might Brexit impact on the EU? Will the Netherlands be next? David Evers scratches the scabs.

In 2004,  David Evers, Ed Dammers and Aldert de Vries wrote a "doomsday scenario" for a disintegrating EU in 2030. It was never published. It is now.

A Brexit-induced crash in the markets seems likely to set the framework for the work of planners in the months ahead.

Klaus Kunzmann, distinguished professor of spatial planning at the Technical University of Dortmund, give his reaction to Brexit and ponders what it means for planning and planners.

Friday, 10 June 2016 16:26

Habitat III - The New Urban Agenda

The zero draft of the New Urban Agenda, the declaration that the governments of the world will sign up to in October 2016, gives a prominent role to more proactive and inclusive urban and regional planning.

How do you create attractive and environmentally sustainable places? A new, updated edition of a major text provides powerful lessons and evidence.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 14:34

Effective strategic planning

Passion for strategic spatial planning has too rarely endured, thus undermining precisely what it needs, which is a long term perspective.