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‘If independence goes, the planning system goes’: New Political Governance and the English Planning Inspectorate (2020)
Journal Article
Hickman, H., & Boddy, M. (2020). ‘If independence goes, the planning system goes’: New Political Governance and the English Planning Inspectorate. Town Planning Review, 91(1), 21-45

Radical restructuring of 'arms-length' government bodies following the 2010 UK national election signalled a change in relations between government and the civil service. This was seen as a major shift in modes of governance from 'new public manageme... Read More about ‘If independence goes, the planning system goes’: New Political Governance and the English Planning Inspectorate.

The local state: theory and practice. Papers from a conference held on 6 December 1980. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Boddy, M., & Fudge, C. (2019, December). The local state: theory and practice. Papers from a conference held on 6 December 1980

A collection of three main papers (abstracted separately) and eight workshop reports devoted to different areas of practice: planning, housing, personal social services, education, inner city, health services, state workers, local economic policy. Th... Read More about The local state: theory and practice. Papers from a conference held on 6 December 1980..

“Between a rock and a hard place”: Planning reform, localism and the role of the planning inspectorate in England (2018)
Journal Article
Boddy, M., & Hickman, H. (2018). “Between a rock and a hard place”: Planning reform, localism and the role of the planning inspectorate in England. Planning Theory and Practice, 19(2), 198-217. https://doi.org/10.1080/14649357.2018.1456083

Like many European countries, England saw the establishment in the late 1990s and early twenty-first century of regional-scale spatial planning. Radical reform of English planning following the Localism Act 2011 however saw the whole intermediate tie... Read More about “Between a rock and a hard place”: Planning reform, localism and the role of the planning inspectorate in England.

The 'Cambridge Phenomenon' and the challenge of planning reform (2016)
Journal Article
Boddy, M., & Hickman, H. (2016). The 'Cambridge Phenomenon' and the challenge of planning reform. Town Planning Review, 87(1), 31-52. https://doi.org/10.3828/tpr.2016.6

The 'Cambridge Phenomenon' has achieved global recognition as an exemplar of economic success. After decades of post-war planning restraint, a major shift in the strategic planning framework saw the city region enthusiastically backing future growth.... Read More about The 'Cambridge Phenomenon' and the challenge of planning reform.

'Between a rock and a hard place: what can England’s Planning Inspectorate tell us about democracy, power and the realities of localism under the Coalition Government and beyond?’ (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Hickman, H., & Boddy, M. (2015, September). 'Between a rock and a hard place: what can England’s Planning Inspectorate tell us about democracy, power and the realities of localism under the Coalition Government and beyond?’. Paper presented at Policy & Politics Conference on Democracy, Inequality & Power

Paper to the Policy and Politics Conference, September 2015

The demise of strategic planning? the impact of the abolition of Regional Spatial Strategy in a growth region (2013)
Journal Article
Boddy, M., & Hickman, H. (2013). The demise of strategic planning? the impact of the abolition of Regional Spatial Strategy in a growth region. Town Planning Review, 84(6), 743-768. https://doi.org/10.3828/tpr.2013.38

Strategic planning has long been at the heart of the post-war statutory planning framework. From 1968, this took the form of structure plans. In 2004, however, these were replaced by Regional Spatial Strategies (RSS). Then in May 2010, the Conservati... Read More about The demise of strategic planning? the impact of the abolition of Regional Spatial Strategy in a growth region.

City center housing in the UK: Prospects and policy challenges in a changing housing market (2010)
Journal Article
Boddy, M., & Lambert, C. (2010). City center housing in the UK: Prospects and policy challenges in a changing housing market. disP - The Planning Review, 46(180), 47-59. https://doi.org/10.1080/02513625.2010.10557063

From the late 1990s, the city centers of English provincial cities have experienced significant amounts of new private sector housing development, mainly in the form of high-density flats. This new housing development was seen as a key component of t... Read More about City center housing in the UK: Prospects and policy challenges in a changing housing market.

Regional productivity differentials in England: Explaining the gap (2009)
Journal Article
Webber, D. J., Hudson, J., Boddy, M., & Plumridge, A. (2009). Regional productivity differentials in England: Explaining the gap. Papers in Regional Science, 88(3), 609-621. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1435-5957.2008.00209.x

Significant and persistent differences in regional productivity exist across most countries and are the subject of academic and policy concern. We use plant-level data to examine the determinants of regional productivity differentials across regions... Read More about Regional productivity differentials in England: Explaining the gap.

Country-level business performance and policy asymmetries in the UK (2008)
Journal Article
Plumridge, A., Webber, D. J., Boddy, M., & Hudson, J. (2008). Country-level business performance and policy asymmetries in the UK. International Journal of Business Performance Management, 10(4), 305-317. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJBPM.2008.019989

The HM Treasury identifies the key 'drivers' of business performance and productivity differentials, which include skills, investment and competition. This paper presents an empirical investigation into the effects of these drivers on business-level... Read More about Country-level business performance and policy asymmetries in the UK.

Meeting the productivity challenge in SW England (2007)
Presentation / Conference
Boddy, M. (2007, March). Meeting the productivity challenge in SW England. Paper presented at Office of National Statistics day workshop on Research, Funding and Collaborative Working


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