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On beauty (2022)
Journal Article
Foroughmand Araabi, H., Hickman, H., & McClymont, K. (2022). On beauty. Planning Theory and Practice, 23(4), 1-33. https://doi.org/10.1080/14649357.2022.2113613

“Beauty,” a term that almost defies definition, can be highly emotive in its use: more emotive, we posit, than many other commonplace terms used to frame thinking about the future of space and place. Thus, the relationship between beauty, decision ma... Read More about On beauty.

Remembering, forgetting and (dis)enfranchised grief in everyday settings in English and Welsh towns: Migrants' and minorities’ translocal and local memories associated with funerary spaces and practices (2022)
Journal Article
McClymont, K., Madddrell, A., Beebeejaun, Y., McNally, D., & Mathijssen, B. (2022). Remembering, forgetting and (dis)enfranchised grief in everyday settings in English and Welsh towns: Migrants' and minorities’ translocal and local memories associated with funerary spaces and practices. Emotion, Space and Society, 44, Article 100895. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2022.100895

In this paper we explore migrants' and minorities' memories and memory-making associated with death, funerary and remembrance practices, with particular attention to how this intersects with experiences of migration and/or being part of a cultural or... Read More about Remembering, forgetting and (dis)enfranchised grief in everyday settings in English and Welsh towns: Migrants' and minorities’ translocal and local memories associated with funerary spaces and practices.

Planning and health: Defining the limitations of regulation and the discretionary context at the micro/site scale (2021)
Journal Article
Sheppard, A., & McClymont, K. (2021). Planning and health: Defining the limitations of regulation and the discretionary context at the micro/site scale. Town Planning Review, 92(5), 561–586. https://doi.org/10.3828/tpr.2021.18

Planning, at its most basic, is about making better places. In recent years, there has been a positive renewed focus on strengthening the links between planning and the promotion of well-being and good health outcomes. This is a welcome emphasis with... Read More about Planning and health: Defining the limitations of regulation and the discretionary context at the micro/site scale.

Planning cemeteries: Their potential contribution to green infrastructure and ecosystem services (2021)
Journal Article
McClymont, K., & Sinnett, D. (2021). Planning cemeteries: Their potential contribution to green infrastructure and ecosystem services. Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, 3, Article 789925. https://doi.org/10.3389/frsc.2021.789925

Cemeteries are often included in typologies of green infrastructure features, but there has been little exploration of their role within a multifunctional network of green infrastructure. This paper uses national greenspace data to map the contributi... Read More about Planning cemeteries: Their potential contribution to green infrastructure and ecosystem services.

Death in the peripheries: Planning for minority ethnic groups beyond “the City” (2021)
Journal Article
Beebeejaun, Y., McClymont, K., Maddrell, A., Mathijssen, B., & McNally, D. (in press). Death in the peripheries: Planning for minority ethnic groups beyond “the City”. Journal of Planning Education and Research, https://doi.org/10.1177/0739456x211043275

“Deathscapes” constitute a growing field of research, yet the topic remains widely neglected within urban planning. In this paper, we examine the adequacy of existing provision for death, remembrance, and the disposal of body remains for ethnic minor... Read More about Death in the peripheries: Planning for minority ethnic groups beyond “the City”.

Rules, norms and practices – A comparative study exploring disposal practices and facilities in Northern Europe (2021)
Journal Article
Nordh, H., House, D., Westendorp, M., Maddrell, A., Wingren, C., Kmec, S., …Venbrux, E. (in press). Rules, norms and practices – A comparative study exploring disposal practices and facilities in Northern Europe. OMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying, https://doi.org/10.1177/00302228211042138

We identify and analyse practices and management regimes around burial and handling of ashes across eight case study towns within six Northern European countries. We analyse management of cemeteries and crematoria gardens, majority practices and prov... Read More about Rules, norms and practices – A comparative study exploring disposal practices and facilities in Northern Europe.

The whittling away of wonderful ideas (2021)
Journal Article
Hickman, H., Croft, N., McClymont, K., Sheppard, A., & Foroughmand-Araabi, H. (2021). The whittling away of wonderful ideas. Town and Country Planning -London- Town and Country Planning Association-, July / August 2021, 242-248

Diverse teams researching diversity: Negotiating identity, place and embodiment in qualitative research (2021)
Journal Article
Mathijssen, B., McNally, D., Dogra, S., Maddrell, A., Beebeejaun, Y., & McClymont, K. (in press). Diverse teams researching diversity: Negotiating identity, place and embodiment in qualitative research. Qualitative Research, https://doi.org/10.1177/14687941211006004

Fieldwork encounters are not only contingent to biographical subjectivities, but are mediated by a confluence of identity, place and embodiment. This paper offers reflexive accounts of researchers with various socio-cultural and disciplinary backgrou... Read More about Diverse teams researching diversity: Negotiating identity, place and embodiment in qualitative research.

They know they can get away with it’: Housing development, divergent goals and the limits to trust (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Hickman, H., & McClymont, K. (2021, April). They know they can get away with it’: Housing development, divergent goals and the limits to trust. Presented at Housing Studies Association Conference 2021, Online

Presentation to stimulate a panel discussion at the Housing Studies Association Conference 2021 on issues of trust between local authorities and housing developers.

A sense of legitimacy in low-impact developments: Experiences and perspectives of communities in South-West England (2021)
Journal Article
Griffin, E., McClymont, K., & Sheppard, A. (2022). A sense of legitimacy in low-impact developments: Experiences and perspectives of communities in South-West England. International Journal of Housing Policy, 22(1), 83-105. https://doi.org/10.1080/19491247.2021.1886027

Informality in the global North has been largely overlooked in literature to date (Devlin, 2018). Unlike the global South, the role of informal practices in northern countries are under-represented in both theory and practice. Despite this, informali... Read More about A sense of legitimacy in low-impact developments: Experiences and perspectives of communities in South-West England.

Intersections of (infra)structural violence and cultural inclusion: The geopolitics of minority cemeteries and crematoria provision (2021)
Journal Article
Maddrell, A., McNally, D., Beebeejaun, Y., McClymont, K., & Mathijssen, B. (2021). Intersections of (infra)structural violence and cultural inclusion: The geopolitics of minority cemeteries and crematoria provision. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 46(3), 675-688. https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12437

Building on embodied and de-colonial approaches to geopolitics, this paper examines the relationship between forms of governance in municipal cemetery and crematorium provision and the needs of established minorities, arguing that inadequate infrastr... Read More about Intersections of (infra)structural violence and cultural inclusion: The geopolitics of minority cemeteries and crematoria provision.

Credibility without legitimacy? Informal development in the highly regulated context of the United Kingdom (2019)
Journal Article
McClymont, K., & Sheppard, A. (2020). Credibility without legitimacy? Informal development in the highly regulated context of the United Kingdom. Cities, 97, 102520. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2019.102520

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd As the first contribution in this Special Issue's section on “informality in developed contexts”, this paper explores notions of legality, legitimacy and credibility in the United Kingdom (UK). By drawing on credibility theory, th... Read More about Credibility without legitimacy? Informal development in the highly regulated context of the United Kingdom.

Community-led housing and health: a comprehensive literature review (2019)
Report
Griffin, E., McClymont, K., Carmichael, L., & Marsh, R. (2019). Community-led housing and health: a comprehensive literature review. Power to Change

This report examines existing literature on the relationship between community-led housing (CLH) and health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on identifying what evidence is available and where future research may further strengthen this knowled... Read More about Community-led housing and health: a comprehensive literature review.

‘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.

Spaces of secular faith? Shared assets and intangible values in diverse, changing communities (2019)
Journal Article
McClymont, K. (2019). Spaces of secular faith? Shared assets and intangible values in diverse, changing communities. Implicit Religion, 21(2), 142-164. https://doi.org/10.1558/imre.37013

In the current political climate, questions of shared identities, inclusive communities and public spaces are of utmost urgency. Compounded by the context of austerity, the value and purpose of public spaces is under question. This paper argues that... Read More about Spaces of secular faith? Shared assets and intangible values in diverse, changing communities.

Planners of the future, planning for the future? (2019)
Journal Article
Hickman, H., McClymont, K., & Sheppard, A. (2019). Planners of the future, planning for the future?

This article considers the potential mismatch between the aspirations of planners in education and the realities of practice.