The guest blog by Klaus Kunzmann reflecting on the likely impact of Trumps's victory prompted me to respond with some more ideas.
I gave the Cockburn Association annual lecture in Edinburgh on 27 October 2016. I have now written it up and you can read it.
Earlier this week I was honoured to receive the OBE for services to planning, at an investiture at Buckingham Palace.
The Habitat 3 conference in Quito this month is a critical opportunity to shape the practice of planning globally.
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.
In 1995 I was invited to speak to a landmark conference in South Africa for the transition of planning after apartheid. I reported on my visit in my monthly magazine column.
A simple grid plan for urban extensions should be the basis for managing rapid urbanisation says a new UN-Habitat report.
I am pleased to confirm that I will become Chair of the Cockburn Association in June, when the present Chair, Lord Brodie, steps down.
New Zealand's right-wing minority government is amending the legislation that defines the planning system, to address what it calls problems with "cumbersome planning processes".
There will be another 2 billion people living in urban areas by 2030. With a billion people now living in slums,and over 100,000 homeless people in Delhi, for example, it is no exaggeration to say that this is a critical decade for cities and the practice of urban planning.