The Planet of Cities

The Planet of Cities: Business districts as usual?

15 October 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has only sharpened the debate over the future of cities. Distinct perspectives, underset by a variety of considerations, are emerging across the world. Attitudes towards public and private amenities, the adoption of new technologies, and existing preferences for mobility, transport systems and housing all appear to be shaping.. READ MORE

The Planet of Cities: The net-zero transition and post-pandemic prosperity

4 September 2020

As the western world moves into the second half-year of COVID-19, one senses widespread expectation that the pandemic legacy must include lasting environmental dividends. Sustainability has become a key motif of recovery strategies at... READ MORE

The Planet of Cities: It’s too soon to sort the Covid-19 winners and losers

7 August 2020

If you were to rank the cities best placed to emerge from the pandemic with their reputations enhanced, you’d likely settle on one of two lists. The first The first would include cities such as Taipei, Athens, Singapore, Seoul and Kyoto; those in which... READ MORE

The Planet of Cities: The new map of urban investment opportunity

3 July 2020

As you will know by now, July is WBEF’s Build Back Better month. We, like many others, are focused on how the planet can emerge stronger from this ordeal. For my part, I’d like to focus on the funding challenge. I believe there are three critical, crosscutting considerations...  READ MORE

The Planet of Cities: The beginning of the end of the urban century?

5 June 2020

As the Covid-19 crisis has played out, the chorus of voices prophesying a new great moment of de-urbanisation has grown. Those with portable jobs, able to leave the world’s major cities, temporarily appear to be doing so in significant numbers. The professional class is capitalising on newly won, digitally enabled freedom of movement....  READ MORE

The Planet of Cities: An accidental experiment in a new way of life

7 May 2020

You’ll recall that last month, I posed three questions regarding the urban legacy of the Covid-19 crisis. I must say thank you to everyone who replied: the volume and quality of the responses that we received was wonderful to see. If you haven’t already, you can read a selection of the most thought-provoking answers here. What is clear to me... READ MORE

The Planet of Cities: Thoughts on a pandemic

3 April 2020

Firstly, I hope all of our readers are well. We are living in very troubling times. Like many of you, I am working from home and keenly following developments across the world. Clearly, there is much to keep abreast of. The seemingly exponential growth in infection rates across... READ MORE

The Planet of Cities: MENAT’s year in the global spotlight

5 March 2020

The cities of the middle east, north Africa and Turkey – collectively, the MENAT region – are, for an urbanist, some of the most interesting in the world. This year alone, three cities in the region will host major gatherings of global importance. The tenth session of the World Urban Forum... READ MORE

The Planet of Cities: The Year of the Rat and the urban century

1 February 2020

Today marks the final day of the first month of the new decade; it is a time to look forward with renewed hope. For Chinese communities worldwide, today is the final day of the first week of the new year: the year of the rat. The rat is the first of the Chinese zodiac’s 12 signs, symbolic of renewal. Perhaps then, at this moment, a sense of... READ MORE

© Greg Clark 2020

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