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Re-thinking destitution in the UK: Typologies, spaces and transitions (2014)
Journal Article
Gopinath, D. (2014). Re-thinking destitution in the UK: Typologies, spaces and transitions. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJHRCS.2014.067881

Destitution, a severe form of poverty still persists in modern, industrialised nations such as the UK despite a robust, social security system in place. Increased use of food banks, inadequate housing provisions, etc., point to evidence that there ar... Read More about Re-thinking destitution in the UK: Typologies, spaces and transitions.

Shifting of the ontological-epistemological balance in contemporary research agendas: A critique (2014)
Journal Article
Gopinath, D. (2015). Shifting of the ontological-epistemological balance in contemporary research agendas: A critique. Quality and Quantity, 49(5), 1873-1882

With greater calls for public involvement, there are now claims of methodological shifts to ‘bottom-up’, ‘politically informed’ and ‘boundary-less’ approaches. This is not accurate as there is still predominantly an emphasis on epistemological consid... Read More about Shifting of the ontological-epistemological balance in contemporary research agendas: A critique.

Placing Poverty in Context: A Case Study (2014)
Journal Article
Gopinath, D., & Nair, M. (2014). Placing Poverty in Context: A Case Study. Poverty and Public Policy, 6(2), 135-156

The “poverty-in-context” approach to understanding poverty is shaped by the needs and priorities of a particular context, and it can be used as the basis for identifying pro-poor projects in local strategies such as City Development Plans. A key argu... Read More about Placing Poverty in Context: A Case Study.

Place-based leadership: A new agenda for spatial planning and local governance (2014)
Journal Article
Hambleton, R. (2014). Place-based leadership: A new agenda for spatial planning and local governance

Study an example of bold and imaginative planning and you will encounter leadership – probably inspirational leadership. Planning professionals understand this well enough. In contrast, planning theorists have paid very little attention to the impo... Read More about Place-based leadership: A new agenda for spatial planning and local governance.

ICT enabled participatory urban planning and policy development: The UrbanAPI project (2014)
Journal Article
Khan, Z., Ludlow, D., Loibl, W., & Soomro, K. (2014). ICT enabled participatory urban planning and policy development: The UrbanAPI project. Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, 8(2), 205-229. https://doi.org/10.1108/TG-09-2013-0030

Purpose: The aim of this paper is to present the effectiveness of participatory information and communication technology (ICT) tools for urban planning, in particular, supporting bottom-up decision-making in urban management and governance. Design/me... Read More about ICT enabled participatory urban planning and policy development: The UrbanAPI project.

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.

Stuck in the Process, Facilitating Nothing? Justice, Capabilities and Planning for Value-Led Outcomes (2014)
Journal Article
McClymont, K. (2014). Stuck in the Process, Facilitating Nothing? Justice, Capabilities and Planning for Value-Led Outcomes. Planning Practice and Research, 29(2), 187-201. https://doi.org/10.1080/02697459.2013.872899

The role of a planner as collaborative facilitator has come under renewed criticism, from both planning theory and planning practice. This paper explores how placing values of equity and justice at the centre of planning practice offers practitioners... Read More about Stuck in the Process, Facilitating Nothing? Justice, Capabilities and Planning for Value-Led Outcomes.

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.

Challenging theory: Changing practice: Critical perspectives on the past and potential of professional planning/Professional Planning 100 years on - Have we emancipated communities?/Celebrating the idea of planning/The role of planning in the twenty-first (2014)
Journal Article
Sanyal, B., MacDonald, K., Silver, M., Ng, M. K., Head, P., Williams, K., …Campbell, H. (2014). Challenging theory: Changing practice: Critical perspectives on the past and potential of professional planning/Professional Planning 100 years on - Have we emancipated communities?/Celebrating the idea of planning/The role of planning in the twenty-first century and beyond/Deadly sins? Living dreams!/Turning the "beast of ugliness" into "places of beauty" through sustainable. Planning Theory and Practice, 15(1), 95-100. https://doi.org/10.1080/14649357.2014.886801

This full text is Professor Williams' section of the interface article 'Challenging theory: Changing practice: Critical perspectives on the past and potential of professional planning'. The full article is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14649... Read More about Challenging theory: Changing practice: Critical perspectives on the past and potential of professional planning/Professional Planning 100 years on - Have we emancipated communities?/Celebrating the idea of planning/The role of planning in the twenty-first.

Towards collaborative approach? Investigating the regeneration of urban village in Guangzhou, China (2014)
Journal Article
Zhou, Z. (2014). Towards collaborative approach? Investigating the regeneration of urban village in Guangzhou, China. Habitat International, 44, 297-305. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2014.07.011

Along with the green-land shortage and the low use efficiency of urban land as a result of rapid urban sprawl in the past three decades, the issue of urban regeneration has been recently brought to the governance agenda by the new leadership in China... Read More about Towards collaborative approach? Investigating the regeneration of urban village in Guangzhou, China.

Innovation in urban political leadership. Reflections on the introduction of a directly-elected mayor in Bristol, UK (2014)
Journal Article
Hambleton, R., & Sweeting, D. (2014). Innovation in urban political leadership. Reflections on the introduction of a directly-elected mayor in Bristol, UK. Public Money and Management, 34(5), 315-322. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2014.945793

In May 2012, 10 of England's largest cities, outside London, were required to hold referendums giving citizens the option of introducing a directly-elected mayor. Bristol was the only city to vote in favour of the mayoral model. This paper outlines t... Read More about Innovation in urban political leadership. Reflections on the introduction of a directly-elected mayor in Bristol, UK.