Geoff is at the Norwegian Urban Conference

Geoff was invited to provide some comments at the Norwegian Urban Conference following the showing of a film about the barriadas of Lima, made in the 1960s by John F C Turner and a follow-up film made recently by Professor Kathrin Golda-Pongratz. Geoff offered some comments on the impact that John Turner’s ideas have had […]

Save the date: 7th of October 2021

We are looking forward to having you all join us for Habitat in Towns 2021 during the Collaborative Solutions for Inclusive Housing session on October 7th from 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm (Toronto Time). Please find attached an updated agenda for your session. I also encourage you to view the session webpage to learn more about the […]

Geoff’s jury membership at the RTPI 2020-2021 Research Awards

Geoff was invited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) to be one of the judges of the 2021 Student Research Awards. A large range of impressive papers was reviewed, indicating that the future of the planning profession internationally is in good hands. The winners of the awards will be announced by the RTPI in […]

GPA Paper in the FIG e-Working Week 2021!

Cemre Şahinkaya, a GPA Associate, has presented her paper that she prepared with Geoffrey in the FIG e-Working Week 2021 last week. The paper was on the transformation of Turkey’s capital city of Ankara in relation to the SDGs [i.e., No Poverty (SDG 1), Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8) and Sustainable Cities and […]

Land tenure and property right matrices from Darmstadt University students

Geoff is delighted to share the land tenure and property right matrices from the students of the Mundus Urbanos master degree course at the Technical University of Darmstadt 2021. Please see the matrices are from: Sydney / Australia Guangzhou / China Kansas (Missouri) / USA Indonesia Pune / India Marseille / France Aleppo / Syria […]

GPA’s new intern!

Geoff is happy to welcome Shantanu Raut as an intern to GPA and looks forward to collaborating with him over the coming months. Due to covid travel restrictions, the internship will sadly have to be conducted online, but we hope it will prove constructive and beneficial. Shantanu is an Urban Development student and a trained […]

Geoff’s Honorary Advisor Appointment!

Geoff has been appointed as an Honorary Advisor for the University Research Center Urban and Environmental Studies (UES) at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU)!

Geoff’s podcast!

Geoff was recently invited to discuss his relationship with the elements (earth, water, fire and air) as part of a series of podcasts by The Living Project (https://www.thelivingproject.life/home). As a committed glider pilot and instructor, Geoff selected air as the focus for his podcast which can be accessed at : https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/20-in-conversation-with-geoff-payne/id1514996530?i=1000499504426  Enjoy listening!

25th Year Party of GPA!

Geoff was happy to celebrate the 25th anniversary of establishing GPA on 01 October by inviting many friends and colleagues to a zoom ‘party with a purpose’ that was organised and brilliantly moderated by GPA Associate Cemre Sahinkaya.  Over thirty people joined covering fifteen times zones thanks to Zoom and we exchanged ideas on the […]