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Coastal adaptation planning in Fairbourne, Wales: Lessons for climate change adaptation (2020)
Journal Article
Buser, M. (in press). Coastal adaptation planning in Fairbourne, Wales: Lessons for climate change adaptation. Planning Practice and Research, https://doi.org/10.1080/02697459.2019.1696145

Adaptation to climate change is emerging as a central objective and policy frame for coastal communities. This paper examines recent climate change adaptation efforts in the UK, centring on the case of Fairbourne, Wales. The village is facing the lon... Read More about Coastal adaptation planning in Fairbourne, Wales: Lessons for climate change adaptation.

Blue space as caring space – water and the cultivation of care in social and environmental practice (2018)
Journal Article
Buser, M., Payne, T., Edizel, O., & Dudley, L. (in press). Blue space as caring space – water and the cultivation of care in social and environmental practice. Social and Cultural Geography, https://doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2018.1534263

This paper studies three sites or ‘landscapes of care’ in Leeds, Bristol and London where water and associated built and natural environments are used to co-construct and facilitate forms of social and environmental care. Our research narrates the w... Read More about Blue space as caring space – water and the cultivation of care in social and environmental practice.

Machinic Assemblages of Publicness (2018)
Journal Article
Buser, M. (2018). Machinic Assemblages of Publicness. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 42(5), 769-784. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2427.12602

© 2018 Urban Research Publications Limited This article discusses the concept of publicness through the lens of Deleuze and Guattari’s machinic thinking. Centring on the case of the Bearpit, a roundabout and public space in the city of Bristol (UK),... Read More about Machinic Assemblages of Publicness.

The time is out of joint: Atmosphere and hauntology at Bodiam Castle (2017)
Journal Article
Buser, M. (2017). The time is out of joint: Atmosphere and hauntology at Bodiam Castle. Emotion, Space and Society, 25, 5-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2017.09.006

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd Drawing on recent work in emotional and cultural geography, the author brings Derrida's concept of hauntology into communication with thinking about atmospheres. The research deployed a mixed-method approach including audio docume... Read More about The time is out of joint: Atmosphere and hauntology at Bodiam Castle.

Atmospheres of stillness in Bristol's Bearpit (2016)
Journal Article
Buser, M. (2017). Atmospheres of stillness in Bristol's Bearpit. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 35(1), 126-145. https://doi.org/10.1177/0263775816658480

This paper studies atmospheres of stillness in a contested urban public space known as the ‘Bearpit’. The purpose is to provide a nuanced account of stillness and its relationship to atmosphere. Drawing on an ethnographic examination of the Bearpit... Read More about Atmospheres of stillness in Bristol's Bearpit.

Becoming ecological citizens: Connecting people through performance art, food matter and practices (2016)
Journal Article
Roe, E., & Buser, M. (2016). Becoming ecological citizens: Connecting people through performance art, food matter and practices. cultural geographies, 23(4), 581-598. https://doi.org/10.1177/1474474015624243

© The Author(s) 2016. Engaging the interest of Western citizens in the complex food connections that shape theirs’ and others’ personal wellbeing around issues such as food security and access is challenging. This article is critical of the food mark... Read More about Becoming ecological citizens: Connecting people through performance art, food matter and practices.

Democratic Accountability and Metropolitan Governance: The Case of South Hampshire, UK (2014)
Journal Article
Buser, M. (2014). Democratic Accountability and Metropolitan Governance: The Case of South Hampshire, UK. Urban Studies, 51(11), 2336-2353. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098013484531

© 2013 Urban Studies Journal Limited. This paper examines the notion of democratic accountability through an investigation of metropolitan governance in South Hampshire, UK. The author employs an interpretive approach to trace varying readings of dem... Read More about Democratic Accountability and Metropolitan Governance: The Case of South Hampshire, UK.

Thinking through non-representational and affective atmospheres in planning theory and practice (2014)
Journal Article
Buser, M. (2014). Thinking through non-representational and affective atmospheres in planning theory and practice. Planning Theory, 13(3), 227-243. https://doi.org/10.1177/1473095213491744

This article engages with recent debates surrounding non-representational theory and the affective turn in the social sciences, arguing that such thinking offers a particularly useful set of concepts for the discipline of planning. This includes a wi... Read More about Thinking through non-representational and affective atmospheres in planning theory and practice.

Cultural activism and the politics of place-making (2013)
Journal Article
Buser, M., Bonura, C., Fannin, M., & Boyer, K. (2013). Cultural activism and the politics of place-making. City, 17(5), 606-627. https://doi.org/10.1080/13604813.2013.827840

In this paper, we explore the relationship between creative practice, activism and urban place-making by considering the role they play in the construction of meaning in urban spaces. Through an analysis of two activist groups based in Stokes Croft,... Read More about Cultural activism and the politics of place-making.

Tracing the Democratic Narrative: Big Society, Localism and Civic Engagement (2013)
Journal Article
Buser, M. (2013). Tracing the Democratic Narrative: Big Society, Localism and Civic Engagement. Local Government Studies, 39(1), 3-21. https://doi.org/10.1080/03003930.2012.693077

This paper engages with recent policy changes in the UK surrounding the government's Big Society and localism agenda. Examining the framework and condition through which these programmes are developing in England, the article traces the conceptual de... Read More about Tracing the Democratic Narrative: Big Society, Localism and Civic Engagement.

The production of space in metropolitan regions: A Lefebvrian analysis of governance and spatial change (2012)
Journal Article
Buser, M. (2012). The production of space in metropolitan regions: A Lefebvrian analysis of governance and spatial change. Planning Theory, 11(3), 279-298. https://doi.org/10.1177/1473095212439693

The language of relational geography now permeates the field and literature of planning, with phrases such as 'fuzzy boundaries' and 'flows and networks' being commonly used to express the complexity of socio-economic and governance relations. Howeve... Read More about The production of space in metropolitan regions: A Lefebvrian analysis of governance and spatial change.

Spatial planning as an integrative mechanism: A study of sub-regional planning in South Hampshire, England (2011)
Journal Article
Buser, M., & Farthing, S. (2011). Spatial planning as an integrative mechanism: A study of sub-regional planning in South Hampshire, England. Planning Practice and Research, 26(3), 307-324. https://doi.org/10.1080/02697459.2011.580113

This article examines the concept of integrated spatial planning through a case study of subregional working in South Hampshire, England. It argues that while the government's notion of integration was ill-defined and inconsistent, there were critica... Read More about Spatial planning as an integrative mechanism: A study of sub-regional planning in South Hampshire, England.

Bristol urban integrated diagnostics project case study report: The role of neighbourhood in the health and happiness of older people
Report
Calvert, T., Buser, M., & Williams, K. Bristol urban integrated diagnostics project case study report: The role of neighbourhood in the health and happiness of older people

This case study examined factors affecting the health and happiness of older residents in Staple Hill, Bristol, UK. The research, which was qualitative in nature, was primarily achieved through a workshop, and 13 walking interviews, with older resid... Read More about Bristol urban integrated diagnostics project case study report: The role of neighbourhood in the health and happiness of older people.