Looking Back, Looking Forward is a DPU 60th anniversary project set up to capture both the organisational history and future challenges of the DPU as seen through the experiences, perceptions and intellectual projects of past and present DPU staff. These stories are told in the context of their individual career trajectories on the one hand, and the dominant urban development policy and planning challenges of their time.
In this frame, staff are asked to reflect on their careers and contributions to planning education, the development of the DPU and development practice in the global south. In this phase of the project, the output is a series of stand-alone video interviews with former DPU staff and associates. In the next phase, a second set of interviews with current DPU staff is scheduled for 2015 - look out for these in the future!