The Datafication of Urban Transport
Dudley et al. consider how the data enabled by new urban transport technologies can become a prime motivating force in political power struggles.
By Geoffrey Dudley, David Banister, and Tim Schwanen 10 Oct 2019
Regulating Informality: spaces of everyday consumption in Riyadh
The fifth in our editorial board member Yasser Elsheshtawy’s series of blogs on Riyadh, considering the uses of both informality and regulation.
By Yasser Elsheshtawy 27 Aug 2019
Twenty years since the Urban Task Force: what about ‘Design’?
20 years on from the publication of Urban Task Force report ‘Towards an Urban Renaissance’, Martin Crookston, one of our editorial board members, describes the UTF impact on design.
By Martin Crookston 9 Aug 2019
The future of public participation?
Lucy Natarajan introduces part 2 of the double issue People, Plans and Places of the double special issue of Built Environment (issues 45.1 and 45.2), both out now.
By Lucy Natarajan 8 Jul 2019
The Sharing Economy and Blurring in Public-Private Relationships
Following their article on dockless bike hire problems in People Plans & Places: Outlooks on Participating, Geoff Dudley, David Banister and Tim Schwanen consider the implications of ‘sharing modes’ for governance networks.
By Geoffrey Dudley, David Banister, and Tim Schwanen 8 Jul 2019
Green Dreams: Reviving the Gardens of Riyadh
Parks are the focus in Yasser Elsheshtawy’s fourth blog on Riyadh, with fascinating insights and images from the city.
By Yasser Elsheshtawy 8 Jul 2019
It was 20 years ago today, Sergeant Rogers taught the band to play….
20 years on from the publication of Urban Task Force report ‘Towards an Urban Renaissance’, Martin Crookston, one of our editorial board members, describes the UTF study of US cities.
By Martin Crookston 2 Jul 2019
Riyadh Drifting: Walking in the City
The third of a series of blogs from Yasser Elsheshtawy one of our editorial board members, reflecting changing impressions of the Saudi city.
By Yasser Elsheshtawy 9 Jun 2019
Why Milton Friedman Got it Wrong on Planning
Introducing No Little Plans: How Government Built America’s Wealth and Infrastructure, from Ian Wray. A timely review of the societal value of planning in the USA.
By Ian Wray 29 May 2019
Politics of a donor city in post-Idai Beira: What’s to come?
Murtah Shannon, one of the authors of issue 44.4 on Urban Land Grabs, discusses the politics and planning after cyclone Idai.
By Murtah Shannon 23 May 2019

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