Grounded Planning: People-centred strategies for city upgrading in Thailand and the Philippines

The chapter narrates the process of mapping used by the Philippine Alliance (made up of HPFPI, PACSII, TAMPEI, LinkBuild and CoreAcs) and analyses how such a process motivates multiple stakeholders across the city to engage in collective learning spaces.

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Chess, Life & the City: from Bogotá to Geneva

Do you know how to play chess? Some people would classify it as an ‘intellectual’ game. Apparently chess is very much like life, it teaches you to think, plan, organise your thoughts, and take action. “The modern game—essentially unchanged now for about 500 years—is perfectly designed to stretch the human mind to its outermost limits,…

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