City politics: unrest should be seen as a wake-up call

Posted Posted in Local government, Planning, Politics, Poverty, Protest

John Rossant is chairman of the New Cities Foundation and President of PublicisLive, which has been producing the World Economic Forum in Davos since 1995. Two days after the event, failing to mention the 4000 people gathered in London for the People’s Assembly, John Rossant points to a ‘common thread’ running through the Arab uprisings and Occupy Wall Street, the […]

Planning for the rural urban fringe: videos released

Posted Posted in Environment, Sustainability

The inter-disciplinary research project we’ve been part of with Birmingham City University – Managing Environmental Change at the Rural Urban Fringe, looking at the role or spatial planning and ecosystem services – is drawing to an end. The project, lasting eighteen months and involving various partners, has been exploring the value conflicts and land management issues that arise in the […]