Planning at national, regional and local levels in the UK and in Europe. Urban and regional regeneration.
Research interests and consultancy expertise:
Regional planning in England and in western Europe. Governing arrangements and the politics of planning. Infrastructure, environment and planning.
Examples of recent projects:
2008-2010. Infrastructure and Spatial Planning, Research Fellowship, September 2008 to December 2010. Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
2003 – 2008. Researching key dimensions of new English regional planning system - without external funding.
Realising the full economic potential of London and the Core Cities. Analysis of the economic potential of London and the Core Cities. (with James Simmie, John Glasson, Sue Brownill) With Cambridge University, Experian Business Strategies and UCL. Manchester and the GLA. Funded by Core Cities Group.
1999 Evolving Regional Planning Guidance and Regional Governance (with Professor John Glasson). Research project 1999-2001 on the changing regional planning process in English regions. Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
1999 Regional planning and governance in England. Research seminar series, 1999- 2000. Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).