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Cities, Governance and Planning

This research group focuses on the governance of urban and regional processes and the role of planning and public policy in the mediation of space.

 Shared Aims

  • To develop an inter-disciplinary, complex approach to understanding, framing, delivering and monitoring sustainable transformations in urban systems;
  • To develop methods, policies and tools which can assist in the transformation process;
  • To critically evaluate and advance the theories and methods in the field.

Core focus

Our research addresses the politics of planning, at a range of spatial scales, in the context of diverse and unequal societies and economies. We are particularly concerned with the role of local government in an era shaped by austerity, privatisation, financialisation and the transformation of citizenship. We explore these questions in fields such as housing, urban regeneration, devolution and spatial planning.

Staff
 Dr Sonia Arbaci
Associate Professor
Programme Director for MSc International Planning
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 Dr Yasminah Beebeejaun
Associate Professor
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 Elena Besussi
Teaching Fellow
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Ben Clifford
Dr Ben Clifford
Associate Professor
Programme Director for MSc Spatial Planning
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Claire Colomb
Professor Claire Colomb
Professor of Urban Studies and Planning
International Links Coordinator
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Michael Edwards
Professor Michael Edwards
Teaching Fellow
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Jess Ferm
Dr Jessica Ferm
Lecturer in Planning and Urban Management
Programme Director for BSc Urban Planning Design and Management
Programme Director for BSc Urban Studies
Programme Director for BSc Planning and Real Estate
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Sonia Freire Trigo
Dr Sonia Freire Trigo
Lecturer in Urban Planning
Programme Director of MSc Urban Regeneration
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 Professor Nick Gallent
Professor of Housing and Planning
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 Dr Susan Moore
Associate Professor
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 Dr Tatiana Moreira de Souza
Research Fellow
Mike Raco
Professor Mike Raco
Chair of Urban and Regional Governance
Director for Research
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 Professor Peter Rees
Professor of Places and City Planning
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 Professor John Tomaney
Professor of Urban and Regional Planning
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PhD Researchers
 Cristobal Diaz Martinez
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 Monica Lopez Franco
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Ying-Chun Hou

Ying-Chun Hou
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With an interdisciplinary background in the fields of Political Science and Urban Studies, Ying Chun's research focuses on the themes of the governance and planning of cities, the dynamics of community construction and the transformation of developmental states.

 

Aleksandra Milentijevic
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Andrew Purves
Andrew Purves
Andrew's interest focuses on economic rent, and how land value is captured either for private gain, or public good; he is currently researching how this works in Singapore.
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Justin
Justinien Tribillon
At the crossroad of social sciences and history of design, Justinien’s research focuses on elements of the built environment as social construct and cultural representations of cities and large-scale urban infrastructure
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Recent Publications

April 2021

Ferm, J., Freire Trigo, S. and More-Cherry, N. (2021). Documenting the ‘soft spaces’ of London planning: Opportunity Areas as institutional fix in a growth-oriented city. Regional Studies.


February 2021

Maddrell, A., McNally, D., Beebeejaun, Y., McClymont, K. and Mathijissen, B. (2021) Intersections of (infra)structural violence and cultural inclusion: The geopolitics of minority cemeteries and crematoria provisionTransactions of the Institute of British Geographers.


January 2021

Madeddu, M. and Clifford, B. (2021) Housing quality, permitted development and the role of regulation after COVID-19. Town Planning Review, 92(1), 41-48.


December 2020

Ferm, J. (2020). Governing urban development on industrial land in global cities: Lessons from London. Critical Dialogues of Urban Governance, Development and Activism. UCL Press

Moore, S. & Trudeau, D. (2020). New Urbanism: From Exception to Norm—The Evolution of a Global Movement. Urban Planning

Moore, S., Bunce, S,. Livingstone, N., March, L,. and Walks, A. (2020). Introduction: Critical dialogues of urban governance, development and activism: London and Toronto. Critical Dialogues of Urban Governance, Development and Activism. UCL Press

March, L. and Moore, S. (2020). Community, activism and engagement: A commentaryCritical Dialogues of Urban Governance, Development and Activism. UCL Press

Moreira de Souza, T. (2020). Regulating property conditions in the private rented sector: The complex geography of property licencing in London. Critical Dialogues of Urban Governance, Development and Activism. UCL Press

Raco, M. and Livingstone, N. (2020). Capital flows in the capital: Contemporary governmental Imaginations in London’s urban development. Critical Dialogues of Urban Governance, Development and Activism. UCL Press

Raco, M. and Walks, A. (2020). Governing urbanisation in the global city: A commentary. Critical Dialogues of Urban Governance, Development and Activism. UCL Press

Schiller, M. & Raco, M. (2020) Postcolonial narratives and the governance of informal housing in London. International Journal of Housing Policy 20(4)

Walks, A., Bunce, S,. Livingstone, N., March, L,. and Moore, S. (2020). Conclusion: Critical dialogues on urban governance, development and activism in London and Toronto. Critical Dialogues of Urban Governance, Development and Activism. UCL Press


November 2020

Morphet, J and Clifford, B. (2020). Reviving Local Authority Housing Delivery: Challenging Austerity Through Municipal EntrepreneurialismPolicy Press, Bristol


October 2020

Clifford, B., Andres, L., Carmona, M., De Mangalhaes, C., Durrant, D., Edwards, M., Ferm, J., Freire Trigo, S., Gabrieli, T., Gallent, N., Hamiduddin, I., Karampour, K., Moore, S., Morphet, J., Natarajan, L., Rydin, Y., Sendra,. P, Short, M. & Turcu,. L (2020). Planning for the Future White Paper: Consultation response from academics based at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL


July 2020

Ferm, J., Clifford, B., Canelas, P. & Livingstone, N. (2020) Emerging Problematics of deregulating the urban: The case of permitted development in England. Urban Studies


March 2020

Ferm, J. & Raco, M. (2020) Viability Planning, Value Capture and the Geographies of Market-Led Planning Reform in EnglandPlanning Theory & Practice 21 (2), 218-235


January 2020

Zeng, H., Ke, Q., Yu, X. (2020) Investigating the factors affecting the residential satisfaction of new-generation migrants: a case study of Hangzhou in ChinaInternational Journal of Urban Sciences


July 2020

Ferm, J., Clifford, B., Canelas, P. & Livingstone, N. (2020) Emerging Problematics of deregulating the urban: The case of permitted development in England. Urban Studies


October 2019

Gallent, N., De Magalhaes, C., Freire Trigo, S., Kath, S. & Whitehead, C. (2019) Can ‘Permission in Principle’ for New Housing in England Increase Certainty, Reduce ‘Planning Risk’, and Accelerate Housing Supply? Planning Theory & Practice 20 (5), 673-688