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‘Do we really want these changes?’ Power, conflict, and ‘best practice’ in community planning (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Sheppard, A., McClymont, K., & Croft, N. (2019, July). ‘Do we really want these changes?’ Power, conflict, and ‘best practice’ in community planning. Paper presented at AESOP, Venice

This research was a collaborative project between Up Our Street (https://upourstreet.org.uk/) and the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, UWE funded and supported by the Community University Partnership Initiative, which is part of... Read More about ‘Do we really want these changes?’ Power, conflict, and ‘best practice’ in community planning.

Credibility in the absence of legitimacy (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Sheppard, A., & McClymont, K. (2018, July). Credibility in the absence of legitimacy. Paper presented at AESOP 2018: Making space for hope, Gothenburg

This presentation considers the motivations for those who chose to live beyond ‘the system’; outside of mainstream regulated society and, particularly, formal town and country planning frameworks. The paper presents research which compares the moti... Read More about Credibility in the absence of legitimacy.

Deathscapes and diversity: Making space for minorities' and migrants' bodily remains, ritual and remembrance practice (2017)
Presentation / Conference
McClymont, K., Maddrell, A., & Beebeejaun, Y. (2017, March). Deathscapes and diversity: Making space for minorities' and migrants' bodily remains, ritual and remembrance practice. Paper presented at Transmortality International: Materiality and Spatiality of Death, Burial and Commemoration - See more at: https://transmortality....17#sthash.9QeHuxDo.dpuf

Issues around migration, and the desires and requirements of migrants are especially topical in contemporary UK and European contexts, however there is limited academic or policy consideration of this in relation to death, dying, burial and mourning... Read More about Deathscapes and diversity: Making space for minorities' and migrants' bodily remains, ritual and remembrance practice.

Remembering the future: New cemeteries and the paradox of planning for heterotopic space (2016)
Presentation / Conference
McClymont, K. (2016, September). Remembering the future: New cemeteries and the paradox of planning for heterotopic space. Paper presented at UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference 2016: Planning for Future Generations

Despite awareness of issues affecting an aging population, planning policy has very little to say about cemeteries, crematoria and other ‘deathscapes’. A review of contemporary development plans has revealed that fewer than 20% of English local autho... Read More about Remembering the future: New cemeteries and the paradox of planning for heterotopic space.

‘They have different ways of doing things’. Cemeteries, diversity and local place attachment’ (2016)
Presentation / Conference
McClymont, K. (2016, August). ‘They have different ways of doing things’. Cemeteries, diversity and local place attachment’. Paper presented at RGS-IGB Annual International Conference

This paper draws on research from cemeteries in the UK which explores their role in presenting and promoting local identity, and accommodating multifaith and multicultural practices. It draws on interviews with cemetery managers, and researcher taken... Read More about ‘They have different ways of doing things’. Cemeteries, diversity and local place attachment’.

Articulating virtue: Planning ethics within and beyond post politics (2016)
Presentation / Conference
McClymont, K. (2016, June). Articulating virtue: Planning ethics within and beyond post politics. Paper presented at Moving beyond conflict in planning: Towards a critical consensus politics?

Post foundationalist political theories have provided some of the most radical tools of critique in recent years. As well as challenging the dominant orthodoxy of achieving consensus in decision-making, they give voice to claims that the world can be... Read More about Articulating virtue: Planning ethics within and beyond post politics.