From Thoughts

Eric in Nottingham

Eric Haas reflects on a trip to Nottingham for the “Resilient and Sustainable Cities Symposium’ and to visit the Trent Basin. Mid December 2016 I…

Organic waste and the circular economy

Dr Stephan Kampelmann‘s presentation at the TURaS “Collaborating Communities” workshop held in Dublin in September 2016.   Stephan discusses the issues and objectives of the…

Collaborating communities (IE)

Convincing a crowd of planners, academics, municipal employees and a sample of community organisations from the Dublin region that there are meaningful and effective ways…

On temporary building use and ecology.

Cities are dynamic and complex places however over the last decade there has been an increasing emphasis on maximising use of space.  Temporary use and ‘access’ based…

Why do we need Transversal Planning?

Urban regeneration projects are often a complex undertaking – complexity that people often take for granted. They often involve physical changes to buildings and neighbourhoods and related technical…

Management of urban green space.

Contemporary parks are often considered to be clean, green areas where one can go for a walk, meet others in a neutral place and escape from the confines of…

The new urban industry.

Can industry return to cities? If so, how will it be different from the past? Until the second half of the twentieth century many products…

Janus the god of transitions

January – the Romans consecrated the new year to Janus. Janus the Roman god of time, gates, doors, beginnings, passages and transitions. He marked the beginning…