As an experienced university lecturer with a pre-HE background in applied research and policy, in recent years I have restarted the research aspect of my career. My current research draws upon various interrelated and complementary themes across my academic specialisms. Particularly spatial planning, urban studies, economic geography, real estate and planning history. Alongside these are country interests in urban planning and economic geography in China and the Low Countries. My conceptual framework is grounded in institutionalist political economy with a political strand of social democracy.
Selected Publications and Conference Presentations:
2023- (forthcoming) ‘Smart Cities, planning and the New Urban Agenda: examples from the UK and China’ article submitted to Town Planning Review
2019- 'The impact of compensation upon urban residents satisfaction with the land expropriation process in China' Journal of Property, Planning and Environmental Law 2019
2012- Governance Failure? Why have major and flagship projects largely eluded the city of Bristol, England since the late 1980’s? Presentation given at Regional Studies Association Global Conference Sustaining Regional Futures, June 2012, Beijing, China
2006- 'Local economy in disadvantaged urban districts- a survey of 5 countries (England review)'
Lokale Ökonomie in benachteiligten Stadtteilen – Ein Blick in fünf europäische Länder. German Institute of Urban Affairs Soziale Stadt info 19 2006
2006- Final Report to the Commission Re Urban Mobil Project pp 42- 48Final Report to the Commission Re Urban Mobil Project pp 42- 48 European Union and Stadt Leipzig (2006)
2005- Report on Proposed Governance, Legal and Economic Instruments for Leipzig, Ljubljana, Bologna and Leon (2005) EU sixth framework three year programme Re Urban Mobil
2004- “Neighbourhood Policy in England, Belgium and Germany: A new localism or a new privatism?" Presentation for International Geographical Union 30th Congress Glasgow University, Scotland, August 2004
2004- 'Exclusivity and security or mixed tenure? Unpacking property price differentials in changing urban neighbourhoods.' Paper presented to Housing Studies Association Spring Conference 2004. Sheffield Hallam University
2001- 'The 'place' of multi-level governance? Defining the policy agenda for regional developme nt in Western Flanders': paper presented to Multi Level Governance: Interdisciplinary Perspectives June 2001. Political Economy Research Centre, University of Sheffield.
2000- 'The Sub- Region And The Public Policy of 'Clusters': The Flemish Experience And Some Lessons For The UK' Paper presented to 'Cities in the region' Dublin April 2000. European Urban Research Association conference
ReUrban Mobil Project (financed by EU; worked on 2003-2006)
1) RA on the NDC National Evaluation
2) RF on the REURBAN International project