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The super-centralisation of the English state - Why we need to move beyond the devolution deception (2016)
Journal Article
Hambleton, R. (2017). The super-centralisation of the English state - Why we need to move beyond the devolution deception. Local Economy, 32(1), 3-13. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269094216686296

In a stream of high profile announcements the UK central government has said that it wants to devolve power to sub-regions within England – to city regions and across the country. This article presents evidence to show that the actual intent of gove... Read More about The super-centralisation of the English state - Why we need to move beyond the devolution deception.

Caution: examinations in progress - the operation of neighbourhood plan examinations in England (2016)
Journal Article
Parker, G., Salter, K., & Hickman, H. (2016). Caution: examinations in progress - the operation of neighbourhood plan examinations in England. Town and Country Planning -London- Town and Country Planning Association-, 516-522

Gavin Parker, Kat Salter and Hannah Hickman look at what experience to date tells us about how the examination stage in the neighbourhood plan production process is being undertaken, and the issues and associated questions emerging from that experien... Read More about Caution: examinations in progress - the operation of neighbourhood plan examinations in England.

A comparison of public-private partnership development of previously used land in the UK (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Williams, D., Atkinson, R., & Tallon, A. (2016, November). A comparison of public-private partnership development of previously used land in the UK. Paper presented at RSA Winter Conference 2016

In the UK public-private partnerships are currently the only method of developing previously used land. How these partnerships are formed and how they work can differ considerably however, depending on the approach taken by the partners. Through inte... Read More about A comparison of public-private partnership development of previously used land in the UK.

Physicochemical composition of wastes and co-located environmental designations at legacy mine sites in the south west of England and Wales: Implications for their resource potential (2016)
Journal Article
Sinnett, D. E., Crane, R. A., Sinnett, D., Cleall, P. J., & Sapsford, D. J. (2017). Physicochemical composition of wastes and co-located environmental designations at legacy mine sites in the south west of England and Wales: Implications for their resource potential. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 123, 117-134. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2016.08.009

© 2016 This work examines the potential for resource recovery and/or remediation of metalliferous mine wastes in the south west of England and Wales. It does this through an assessment of the physicochemical composition of several key metalliferous l... Read More about Physicochemical composition of wastes and co-located environmental designations at legacy mine sites in the south west of England and Wales: Implications for their resource potential.

Biodiverse perennial meadows have aesthetic value and increase residents’ perceptions of site quality in urban green-space (2016)
Journal Article
Southon, G., Jorgensen, A., Dunnett, N., Hoyle, H., & Evans, K. (2017). Biodiverse perennial meadows have aesthetic value and increase residents’ perceptions of site quality in urban green-space. Landscape and Urban Planning, 158, 105-118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2016.08.003

We used photo-elicitation studies and a controlled perennial meadow creation experiment at ten urban green-spaces in southern England (five experimental sites and five control sites) to assess green-space visitors’ responses to urban meadows. Multipl... Read More about Biodiverse perennial meadows have aesthetic value and increase residents’ perceptions of site quality in urban green-space.

Place-based leadership (2016)
Journal Article
Hambleton, R. (2016). Place-based leadership

This short article comments on the interim report of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) 'Inclusive Growth Commission'. It offers two suggestions on how to improve devolution policy in England. First, public policy makers should attempt to 'see like a... Read More about Place-based leadership.

Pulling their weight (2016)
Journal Article
Hambleton, R. (2016). Pulling their weight

This Opinion piece argues that universities can become for more active in the communities where they are located. The article welcomes the efforts of the nine English universities involved in six pilot 'Leading Places' initiatives. It notes that U... Read More about Pulling their weight.

Why a clearer green industrial policy matters for India: Reconciling growth, climate change and inequality (2016)
Journal Article
Gopinath, D. (2016). Why a clearer green industrial policy matters for India: Reconciling growth, climate change and inequality. Local Economy, 31(8), 830-835. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269094216675434

To ensure a healthy growth of the economy particularly in the manufacturing sector, the Indian Government is more than ever focussed on promoting the use of sustainable and affordable energy resources. Recent initiatives such as the Solar Cities Deve... Read More about Why a clearer green industrial policy matters for India: Reconciling growth, climate change and inequality.

Planning for sustainable transport around people's needs (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Greed, C. (2016, October). Planning for sustainable transport around people's needs. Paper presented at Gendering Habitat III: Facing the Global Challenges in Cities, Climate Change and Transport

This paper reviews sustainability-driven spatial planning policy from the perspective of ordinary citizens as they seek to travel, live and work, and carry out their daily lives within the sustainable city. The original definition of sustainability c... Read More about Planning for sustainable transport around people's needs.

Development of a benchmark for green infrastructure (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Jerome, G., Sinnett, D., Mortlock, R., Calvert, T., Burgess, S., & Smith, N. (2016, September). Development of a benchmark for green infrastructure. Paper presented at UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference

This paper presents the development of a benchmark for green infrastructure (GI). Green infrastructure brings together many land uses (e.g. parks, gardens, cemeteries, allotments, nature reserves, surface water), urban design (e.g. street trees, land... Read More about Development of a benchmark for green infrastructure.

Remembering the future: New cemeteries and the paradox of planning for heterotopic space (2016)
Presentation / Conference
McClymont, K. (2016, September). Remembering the future: New cemeteries and the paradox of planning for heterotopic space. Paper presented at UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference 2016: Planning for Future Generations

Despite awareness of issues affecting an aging population, planning policy has very little to say about cemeteries, crematoria and other ‘deathscapes’. A review of contemporary development plans has revealed that fewer than 20% of English local autho... Read More about Remembering the future: New cemeteries and the paradox of planning for heterotopic space.

Going to waste? The ecological and cultural value of mine wastes (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Sinnett, D. (2016, September). Going to waste? The ecological and cultural value of mine wastes. Paper presented at UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference

This paper presents an examination of the ‘environmental services’ provided by mine wastes in England and Wales. Often perceived as derelict or degraded sites of very little value to society these sites may be protected for their cultural heritage an... Read More about Going to waste? The ecological and cultural value of mine wastes.

Micro scale health decision making and the challenge of the policy and regulatory construct (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Sheppard, A., & Askew, J. (2016, September). Micro scale health decision making and the challenge of the policy and regulatory construct. Paper presented at UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference 2016: Planning for Future Generations

Regulatory reform and the emergence of micro scale and targeted policy in England has created the potential to manage the number and distribution of fast-food takeaways (and, arguably, uses including casinos, ‘pay-day loan’ shops, and bookmakers), bu... Read More about Micro scale health decision making and the challenge of the policy and regulatory construct.

Taking women's bodily functions into account in urban planning and policy: Public toilets and menstruation (2016)
Journal Article
Greed, C. (2016). Taking women's bodily functions into account in urban planning and policy: Public toilets and menstruation. Town Planning Review, 87(5), 505-524. https://doi.org/10.3828/tpr.2016.35

In this paper, it is argued that public toilets policy is a town planning issue, crucial to creating sustainable, efficient, accessible and equitable cities. Ways of integrating toilet provision into city-wide strategic planning policy and local urba... Read More about Taking women's bodily functions into account in urban planning and policy: Public toilets and menstruation.

English devolution - time for a radical rethink (2016)
Journal Article
Hambleton, R. (2016). English devolution - time for a radical rethink. Town and Country Planning -London- Town and Country Planning Association-, 85, 350-352

This article provides a robust critique of the UK central government's approach to devolution in England, arguing that the policy is incoherent, divisive, competitive and short-sighted. Public consultation has been minimal and many 'devolution deals... Read More about English devolution - time for a radical rethink.

‘They have different ways of doing things’. Cemeteries, diversity and local place attachment’ (2016)
Presentation / Conference
McClymont, K. (2016, August). ‘They have different ways of doing things’. Cemeteries, diversity and local place attachment’. Paper presented at RGS-IGB Annual International Conference

This paper draws on research from cemeteries in the UK which explores their role in presenting and promoting local identity, and accommodating multifaith and multicultural practices. It draws on interviews with cemetery managers, and researcher taken... Read More about ‘They have different ways of doing things’. Cemeteries, diversity and local place attachment’.

Development of a benchmark for green infrastructure (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Jerome, G., Sinnett, D., Mortlock, R., Calvert, T., Burgess, S., & Smith, N. (2016, August). Development of a benchmark for green infrastructure. Paper presented at 5th International EcoSummit: Engineering Sustainability Engineering Change

This paper presents the development of a benchmark for green infrastructure (GI). Green infrastructure is recognised globally as an essential component of liveable and sustainable places. It is valued for its multi-functionality and the connectedness... Read More about Development of a benchmark for green infrastructure.

Typology for restored waste repositories in the UK (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Sinnett, D. (2016, August). Typology for restored waste repositories in the UK. Poster presented at 5th International EcoSummit: Ecological Sustainability Engineering Change

This paper presents a new typology of waste repositories as a means of assessing the environmental services of such sites in the United Kingdom. The potential benefits provided by waste repositories are dependent on many factors including the type of... Read More about Typology for restored waste repositories in the UK.

New urban paradigm beyond the west: investigating the regeneration of urban villages in Guangzhou, China (2016)
Journal Article
Zhou, Z. (2017). New urban paradigm beyond the west: investigating the regeneration of urban villages in Guangzhou, China. Journal of Urbanism, 10(3), 257-274. https://doi.org/10.1080/17549175.2016.1224266

© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This paper investigates the regeneration process of four urban villages in Guangzhou, China. It finds that the institutional dichotomy of the rural and urban systems in land ownership an... Read More about New urban paradigm beyond the west: investigating the regeneration of urban villages in Guangzhou, China.

Women and toilets (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Greed, C. (2016, July). Women and toilets. Paper presented at Spaces of Transgressive Maternal Practices in the City: The Transgressive City

Many women are concerned about the lack of public toilets, and the poor design and lack of facilities in those that do exist. With reference mainly to the United Kingdom, but with global parallels, this paper considers the role of toilet provision in... Read More about Women and toilets.