Geoff is examining at Westminster University

Geoff was invited to be the external examiner for the MA Degree in International Planning and Sustainable Development (and Pathways on Spatial Planning and Urban Resilience) at Westminster University, in London. After reviewing the course, Geoff was happy to recommend that it be re-validated for the maximum permitted period as it constituted a flagship course for […]

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!    

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 […]

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 […]

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 gliding high!

Geoff with his glider on the last day of the annual Dunstable Regionals gliding competition at London Gliding Club!

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 […]