An engine for ‘The Power of Plans’
John Walls reflects on Wray and Natarajan’s editorial, from the latest issue on the Power of Plans, and envisions an engine for change.
By John Walls, MRICS (Rtd) and MRTPI (Rtd) 23 Feb 2023
A waltz or a tango? Public spaces in the Global North and South
In this blog Karina Landman and Christine Mady – guest editors of 48.2 Public Spaces in the Global North and South – reflect on the global diversity urban public space, and the back and forth of the social partners as they ‘dance’.
By Karina Landman and Christine Mady 5 Sep 2022
For better or for worse? Electric Scooter sharing business models
Contributors to the special issue on micromobility, Henna Sundqvist-Andberg, Anu Tuominen and Heidi Auvinen, reflect on how electric scooters, sharing business models and their role in sustainable urban mobility.
By Heidi Auvinen, Anu Tuominen & Henna Sundqvist-Andberg 4 Mar 2022
Will Covid-19 change the way we live in our cities?
Stefania Fiorentino, & Philip Allmendinger, from the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge, reflect on the latest issue of Built Environment and their own work on planning cities post-Covid-19 .
By Stefania Fiorentino, & Philip Allmendinger 4 Nov 2021
Conflict and Urban Change through the Lens of the Global Pandemic.
Guest Editors, Nanke Verloo & Diane E. Davis explain how the themes of their special issues (47.1) on Conflict & Urban Change, and are of increasing relevance today.
By Nanke Verloo & Diane E. Davis 16 May 2021
Public Space Usage in a Pandemic in Hong Kong
This piece Dr Hee Sun Choi is a lecturer at Hong Kong Design Institute and co-director of CHOI-COMER ASIA in Hong Kong Inspired by 43.2 'public space & urban justice' & 44.1 'inclusive design', she presents a series of studies about urban public space in Hong Kong. She presents findings from a study of over 160...
By Dr Hee Sun Choi 14 Mar 2021
Refocusing City Information Modelling
Jorge Gil, guest editor of the latest issue of Built Environment, takes a fresh look at the topic of City Information Modelling (CIM) from the perspective of digital planning for sustainable smart cities.
By Jorge Gil 17 Feb 2021
Hubs and Linkages: The Keys to Successful High-Speed Rail
Dr Chia-Lin Chen introduces Issue 46.3, and the study of international HSR cases.
By Chia-Lin Chen 17 Dec 2020
Digital planning for real smart cities
Jorge Gil, Guest Editor of the latest issue of Built Environment Vol 46.4 on City Information Modelling (or CIM), reflects on lessons for CIM from the current pandemic and beyond.
By Jorge Gil 26 Nov 2020
Call for papers for special issue on ‘Micro’ Modes of Mobility and Urban Space
Nils Fearnley, Institute of Transport Economics, Oslo, Norway, is calling for contributions to a special issue that will investigate how new forms of micromobility impact the city, its land use and transport system, and occupation of space. Details in this blog.
By Nils Fearnley 17 Nov 2020