School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape

Staff Profile

Dr David Webb

Lecturer in Town Planning and Director of Engagement

Background

I am a chartered town planner with experience of policy making and a commitment to promoting a critical understanding of development processes in the UK. However, my research interests lie primarily in the spaces that lie beyond the scope of statutory planning processes and I am particularly interested in alternative or marginal ways of perceiving and responding to urban problems. 

I am currently working on a number of projects. These include:

- an AHRC funded, collaborative study of the campaign to save the South Bank undercroft. Details here: www.youthandheritage.com 

- an exploration of advocacy as a potential form of alternative planning practice. Details here http://www.chattrust.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=50&Itemid=49 

I have an ongoing interest in complexity theory, and actor-network theory in particular, and am interested in the role of objects in governing behaviour and in the potential of non-human actors to re-orientate established forms of government. I have a related interest in the politics of technology and in the relationship between research and societal change. 

 

I am currently: 

Director of Engagement 

Senior Tutor

 

 

Teaching

Module leader: 

TCP1014 Planning Processes

TCP3051 Development Management 

Additional teaching interests in planning skills, theory and practice and in historical and current aspects of urban regeneration.

Publications