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 […]

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 […]

Geoff continues lecturing at Darmstadt

Geoff lectured to a great international group of students on the Mundus Urbano master degree course at the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany in May 2019. Each student prepared a land tenure and property rights matrix using the GPA format and the completed examples from different cities can be found here!

Land based finance for affordable housing

GPA has been commissioned by UN-Habitat to prepare a review of Land Based Finance (LBF) and its role in providing affordable housing through land planning systems. Geoff invited Daniela Muňoz Levy to collaborate on the project and a draft report was submitted to UN-Habitat prior to a presentation Geoff and Daniela were invited to make […]