Can we change the way people use their cars by understanding the reasons behind their behaviour? Emma Mbabazi writes about her PhD research.
Improving the sustainability of cities is a major global challenge for the twenty first century. The MSc in Sustainable Urban Management addresses the environmental, social and economic dimensions of sustainability.
Colin Jones explains how planners need to shape, rather than fight market forces in order to improve living conditions and achieve social goals.
Chris Leishman reflects on the curious cross-roads of events and economic circumstances which prompted the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s re-evaluation of council tax reforms.
Professor Glen Bramley gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament, Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee. He provided a written note of evidence which is reproduced here.
The UK population, like in many countries, is ageing - with wide consequences for society and the economy. Almost one fifth of elderly households live in social housing. By Professor Colin Jones
It was clear from the moment the Coalition Government announced its austerity programme in 2010 that local government services would take a disproportionate reduction in resources, unprecedented in recent times.
Town planning began as a service to people, and its social roots continue to drive it towards this goal. This kind of language infiltrates plans and policies throughout the UK, but in the messy political world of planning, who makes up the ‘people’ for whom we plan? Read more