Cliff has operated as a freelance consultant since 2004. He does research, authors reports and is a facilitator and trainer. While at Heriot-Watt University he was also involved in contract research.
He has worked on numerous projects:
- With Spatial Foresight GmbH (http://www.spatialforesight.eu/spatial-foresight.html ) to deliver research-based reports for the ESPON Co-ordination Unit on European territorial development and policy.
- With the Royal Town Planning Institute (www.rtpi.org.uk) to deliver the UK National Contact Point for the ESPON 2013 programme.
- As an external expert for the Royal Town Planning Institute on transnational projects within the ESPON 2013 programme.
- For the ESPON 2013 Co-ordination Unit as a peer reviewer on Sounding Boards for research projects.
- On European Union INTERREG projects.
- On other European projects.
- On Commonwealth, international and global projects.
- On UK projects.
The distinguished German planner, Professor Klaus Kunzmann, shares his thoughts on what the Covid19 crisis means for Europe, China, places and planning.
The guest blog by Klaus Kunzmann reflecting on the likely impact of Trumps's victory prompted me to respond with some more ideas.
Today, it is the young people who most strongly uphold the ideal of Europe as a shared space, where people from different countries lie and work together. The Young Eyes project, that has involved teenagers from Poland, Latvia and Sweden and young professionals from Scotland, shows how young people can, and will, shape the future.
In 2004, David Evers, Ed Dammers and Aldert de Vries wrote a "doomsday scenario" for a disintegrating EU in 2030. It was never published. It is now.
Why has Brexit happened and what happens next?
Local authorities and their partners can get research done on issues in their area, with the costs met from the EU's ESPON programme. Bids need to be in by 9 March 2015.
The pressure for migration into Europe will not go away, says a new report.
A new report provides a fascinating summary of how the European Union's Cohesion Policy became a means of enforcing orthodox macro-economic policies rather prioritising territorial cohesion.