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.
With politicians asking questions about the value of higher education, and some universities fearing financial ruin as a result of Covid-19, time to revisit one of my 2002 columns for Planning.
Local history and a trip to a Planning Committee meeting. The second part of my Diary as published in Planning on 11 December 1987.
My "Diary" article in 1987 records the formation of the Association of European Schools of Planning, AND of the Scottish Torquay United Supporters Club (which has not proved as long-lasting).
In a week when my term of office as President of the Royal Town Planning Institute came to a close, I also faced being made redundant.
Back in 2006 I wrote an article in Planning, which recalled my working environment in 1973. Here it is.
My article in January 2000 looked back and gazed into the future. How well did I do in anticipating change in British cities, planning and higher education?
Guest blogger Klaus Kunzmann shares his thoughts from Potsdam on what a Trump presidency could mean for planning and planners.
Planners on an innovative post-graduate course in Zambia are being trained to understand how informal development operates and how to deliver pro-poor planning.
Here is a column I wrote in The Scottish Planner in 1997. It argued that there should be a tension between planning education and planning practice. What do you think today?