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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.

Planning education: exchanging approaches to teaching practice-based skills (2015)
Journal Article
Ritchie, H., Sheppard, A., Croft, N., & Peel, D. (2017). Planning education: exchanging approaches to teaching practice-based skills. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 54(1), 3-11. https://doi.org/10.1080/14703297.2015.1095645

© 2015 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Planning curricula have continually evolved to meet changing societal needs, technological change and employer expectations. The professional accrediting body in the United Kingdom, the... Read More about Planning education: exchanging approaches to teaching practice-based skills.

Information is Power: Public Disclosure of Information in the Planning Decision-Making Process (2015)
Journal Article
Sheppard, A., Burgess, S., & Croft, N. (2015). Information is Power: Public Disclosure of Information in the Planning Decision-Making Process. Planning Practice and Research, 30(4), 443-456. https://doi.org/10.1080/02697459.2015.1045225

© 2015 Taylor & Francis. The legitimacy and effectiveness of community engagement in planning lies in the extent to which the public can access the information required for informed decision-making. The control of ‘commercially sensitive material’... Read More about Information is Power: Public Disclosure of Information in the Planning Decision-Making Process.

Neighbourhood planning and development management: Evolutionary localism (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Sheppard, A., & Croft, N. (2011, September). Neighbourhood planning and development management: Evolutionary localism. Paper presented at 2011 UK/Ireland Planning Research Conference

Neighbourhood planning and Development Management: Evolutionary Localism The spatial planning approach has become accepted as the progressive theoretical and professional currency in England following the 2004 Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act.... Read More about Neighbourhood planning and development management: Evolutionary localism.

Development management and localism: Zeitgeist or lasting change? (2011)
Journal Article
Sheppard, A., & Croft, N. (2011). Development management and localism: Zeitgeist or lasting change?. Town and Country Planning -London- Town and Country Planning Association-, 80(9), 389-393

The spatial planning approach has become accepted as the progressive theoretical and professional currency in England following the 2004 Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act. The reforms which followed sought considerable change in the remit of plan... Read More about Development management and localism: Zeitgeist or lasting change?.

Overcoming isolation in distance learning: Building a learning community through time and space (2010)
Journal Article
Croft, N., Dalton, A., & Grant, M. (2010). Overcoming isolation in distance learning: Building a learning community through time and space. Journal for Education in the Built Environment, 5(1), 27-64

The rise in popularity of distance education programmes, taught through web-based media, belies the difficulty in preparing, delivering and studying on such programmes. Preparing and providing quality material and a rich learning experience are key... Read More about Overcoming isolation in distance learning: Building a learning community through time and space.

Overcoming isolation in distance learning: Building a learning community through time, space and sector
Working Paper
Croft, N., Dalton, A., & Grant, M. (2011). Overcoming isolation in distance learning: Building a learning community through time, space and sector

The rise in popularity of distance education programmes, taught through web-based media, belies the difficulty in preparing, delivering and studying on such programmes. Preparing and providing quality material and a rich learning experience are key... Read More about Overcoming isolation in distance learning: Building a learning community through time, space and sector.