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Planning around COP25: call for blog posts

The recent UN climate conference COP25 took place in Madrid last December. The conference fell short of consensus in many areas, although many technical issues were discussed at length. Effective implementation of the Paris Agreement will require significant effort to … Continue reading

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Planning for green and sustainable public procurement in the construction sector

Guest author: Kedar Uttam A reflection on how green and sustainable public procurement must be steered in the construction sector. My aim is to understand how the construction sector can take responsibility for nature and society affected by its purchasing … Continue reading

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Changing Planning Culture in Flanders, third time a charm?

Guest author:  Clemens de Olde, University of Antwerp Shifting paradigms It is an interesting time for planners in the Belgian region of Flanders. The spatial planning system that was introduced in 1997 is about to be replaced by a new one … Continue reading

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What resilience planning can tell us about decentralization and community engagement

By Irina Paraschivoiu “Resilience” has come to be used frequently in planning, and currently encompasses strategies dealing with economic downturns, climate change and human-induced disasters. Based on a case study on Bucharest, Romania, decentralization and community engagement are identified as … Continue reading

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Planning and City-Region Governance: Challenges for Urban Development in Bucharest

By Irina Paraschivoiu (LSE) & Fabian Wenner (LSE) Despite sharing some of the common challenges faced by post-socialist cities, the experience of Bucharest overlaps its socialist legacy to its unique urban and administrative structure. This is why the MSc programme … Continue reading

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Planning in Google Trends

Google Trends is one of those features that make modern life both awkward and amazing. For those who don’t know it, Trends allows mapping volumes of queries on Google in time (since 2004 onwards) and space. This allows some fun … Continue reading

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YA blog outlook: 2014-2020 & beyond

Read time: 5 minutes This post gives an overview of the growing activity on the blog since its launch in 2014. Based on the results of a short survey, the post also provides an outlook for 2020 and beyond. The … Continue reading

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Urban Information Systems

In this post I discuss Urban Information Systems, and how they fit into wider society. Urban Information Systems – a modern day “Pandora’ s Box”? Photo by Ludovic Bertron on Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0. What are they? Urban information systems centralise and … Continue reading

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More socialism for post-socialist urbanisations?

By Irina Paraschivoiu (LSE) & Fabian Wenner (LSE) After the demise of socialism in the 1990s, many Eastern European and Asian states saw a wave of privatisation of formerly public services and assets, from social housing to land itself. Planning, as … Continue reading

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Sandra Annunziata, in memoriam

Guest authors: Marco Cremaschi (Sciences PO, Paris), Carlotta Fioretti (European Commission, Joint Research Centre), Clara Rivas (University of Leicester) On Friday, 4th of January, a few days before turning 40, Dr. Sandra Annunziata passed away suddenly. A regular contributor to … Continue reading

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