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 […]

A new blog from Geoff for RTPI !

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has launched a new campaign ‘Plan The World We Need’ https://www.rtpi.org.uk/ for which they invited Geoff to write a blog about UK policy on addressing the climate crisis.                                                […]

New land tenure and property rights matrices from the TU Darmstadt students

GPA is proud to announce twenty new contributions to the online library of land tenure and property rights matrices! Students from many different countries undertaking the Mundos Urbanos master degree course at the Technical University of Darmstadt have submitted a land tenure and property rights matrix for their own city indicating the full range of […]

Geoff’s continuing online classes at Darmstadt!

Geoff is pleased to carry on lecturing at the  Mundus Urbano master’s degree course at the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany in May 2020! Due to the corona-virus restrictions, the classes were undertaken online with the high motivation of the students of the programme. The class was made up of 21 students from 13 different countries […]

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! 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 […]