Making Planning Work: A guide to approaches and skills (2006)

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The Development of Planning Thought: A Critical Perspective


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Regional and Local Economic Development

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Place Identity, Participation and Planning

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Book-Programmes! Programmes!: Football Programmes from War-Time to Lockdown

Programmes! Programmes!: Football Programmes from War-Time to Lockdown

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The Commonwealth Association of Planners annual Awards for Outstanding Planning Practice are now open for 2022 entries.

Within a week the G7 and the Commonwealth Heads of Government endorsed actions on sustainable urbanisation.

I have been busy with promoting my book 'Programmes! Programmes! Football and Life from Wartime to Lockdown'. If you want to find out more here are some links.

My new book looks at my life and times through the prism of football programmes.

What is ‘levelling up’, what are the barriers and how do you overcome them?

Monday, 12 April 2021 15:46

Geddes and Fellini - Place, Work and Folk

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The paths of Scottish town planner Patrick Geddes and Italian film director Frederico Fellini never crossed, but Fellini's film Il Bidone (The Swindle) has a strong Place-Work-Folk strand.


To make places inclusive, planners and placemakers need to understand exclusion.

Friday, 10 July 2020 16:10

What price education?

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With politicians asking questions about the value of higher education, and some universities fearing financial ruin as a result of Covid-19, time to revisit one of my 2002 columns for Planning.

The value of parks needs to be rethought in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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