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Geoff’s interview with Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU)!

Geoff was interviewed on Skype recently by Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) in Suzhou, China, wanting to know his thoughts about development, cities and the role of professionals.

You can hear and read the resulting interview by clicking on the links below!

https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/0UuibcIgxe9XndEp_g2-nw

https://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/en/research/research-centres/ues/expert-view/living-city

 

 

Geoff’s lectures in 2020!

Geoff was delighted to start the first lecturing of the year in the Urban Land Governance Specialization at the The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), Erasmus University Rotterdam!

Geoff has also been invited to give lectures on land tenure and property rights during the next month at the universities of Cambridge, London and Westminster!

More publications for free access!

Geoff is extremely pleased and grateful that Liverpool University Press and the UK National Archives, which holds the copyright, have both given permission for the Urban Projects Manual: A guide to preparing upgrading and new development projects accessible to low income groups, edited by Geoff and Forbes Davidson, to be available for free download. However, this permission is restricted to online access only, not for printing.
Geoff, Forbes, other contributors and David Allen, the director of the projects in Ismailia, Egypt, on which the Manual is based, hope you find it helpful. To read the Manual click here.
To read a review of the Manual, click here

Geoff is at Marmara Urban Forum in Istanbul!

Geoff has been in Istanbul for the Marmara Urban Forum (MARUF) in early October 2019! He has given 2 presentations during the sessions called “The legacy of HABITAT conferences: From HABITAT I-III” and “Housing quality and affordability in different geographies”. Please click on the records below to listen to his speeches.

Geoff is giving his presentation called “Finding Somewhere to Live: The global affordability crisis”

Geoff is with Prof. Han Verschure and GPA Associate Cemre Şahinkaya

What do you think? Can we plan the future?

Geoff recently received a copy of a paper he wrote in 1989 for a conference on ‘Cities and People: Can we plan the future?’ organised by the Development Planning Unit at University College London!

Since the conference was held exactly thirty years ago, we are now living in that future. However, to what extent can we consider that planning has succeeded in its  social objectives?

Please see the article here, we are looking forward to hearing your comments!

Geoff’s BBC Television Interview from 2008!

We are happy to share the transcript of a BBC television interview Geoff gave on the day in February 2008 that the UN announced that the world was more than 50 percent urban!*

Enjoy listening while thinking how rapid the world is urbanizing!

*According to the World Bank, the rate has reached to 55 percent in 2018.