Since the lockdown, we have been experiencing a significant change in how we use our cities and the public realm. Here in the UK, our spaces have become more human with fewer cars, more cycling in the cityscape, and cleaner air. In the past few weeks, we have practical...

October 18, 2019

How can our planning contribute to more inclusive cities?

"Inclusiveness in cities and urban areas is promoted when all city inhabitants enjoy their rights, have access to improved services in inclusive built environments and public spaces, and participate in social, ec...

December 28, 2018

"The development of intelligent 'smart" systems benefiting our society, cities and regions require decision-makers able to set priorities wisely, see the value of aligning the interests of individuals and businesses, and bridge gaps between people and between spaces. I...

June 23, 2018

While the international discourse mostly focusses on the 'Reconstruction of Syria' in physical terms, and many of the large construction companies look forward to a big turnover from building projects in this exhausted country, 'healing' should be the core of all inter...

December 3, 2017

Muscat is a fascinating city. As my airplane prepares for landing in the dark evening, the lit Muscat gradually comes to sight. How can the city tease me like that? Areas alternate between sparkling and complete darkness when mountains slide back and forth in the persp...