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Was Nostradamus really a town planner?
Environmental | Housing | Nostradamus | Plan Making - Spatial Planning | predictions | the future | UK

Like Nostradamus, planners are compelled to predict the future. But how accurate have their predictions been over the last 50 years; and how accurate will Louise Brooke-Smith's prove over the next 50?...

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  • Titled 'The future of planning: What's next?', this year's Planning Convention asked big questions about the direction in which the profession is headed and the role it can play in shaping our collective futures. The Planner's editorial team took note

    Images from the convention
  • Discussion of the housing crisis – and what planners can do to fix it – again permeated the annual convention. The Planner sat in on panels focusing on specialist housing and the role of local authorities, as well as an address from the housing minister, writes Matt Moody

    Illustration: Housing construction
  • ”What we do with our cities will either make or break our species,” suggested New York architect Vishaan Chakrabarti in considering how to create future successful cities. Martin Read reports

    A modern city scene