Dr David Webb
Lecturer in Town Planning and Director of Engagement
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: 0191 208 5413
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
TCP1014 Planning Processes
TCP3051 Development Management
Additional teaching interests in planning skills, theory and practice and in historical and current aspects of urban regeneration.
- Webb D. Advocacy through environmental change: developing a critical praxis (end of project report). Newcastle University, 2017.
- Madgin R, Webb D, Ruiz P, Snelson T. Engaging youth in cultural heritage: time, place and communication. 2016. Youth and Heritage.
- Webb D, Madgin R, Ruiz P, Snelson T. Giving weight to lived heritage. Town and Country Planning 2016, 301-303.
- Webb D. The importance of the past: cultural legacy and making fairness real. In: Davoudi, S; Bell, D, ed. Justice and fairness in the city: a multi-disciplinary approach to 'ordinary' cities. Bristol, UK: Policy Press, 2016, pp.189-207.
- Webb David. Towards an extended symmetry: using ANT to reflect on the theory and practice gap. In: Rydin, Yvonne Tate, Laura, ed. Actor Networks of Planning: Exploring the Influence of Actor Network Theory. Oxon: Taylor and Francis, 2016, pp.217-230.
- Ruiz P, Snelson T, Madgin R, Webb D. “You Can’t Move History” (film documentary) available here http://www.youthandheritage.com/you-can-t-move-history.html. 2015.
- Hart T, Webb D. Developing planning policies. In: Cullingworth, B; Nadin, V; Hart, T; Davoudi, S; Pendlebury, J; Vigar, G; Webb, D; and Townshend, T, ed. Town and Country Planning in the UK. London, UK: Routledge, 2015, pp.199-242.
- Webb D. Labour's future lies in co-operation and solidarity, not managerialism and party politics. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal, 2015. Available at: https://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/nisr/2015/07/23/labours-future-lies-in-co-operation-and-solidarity-not-managerialism-and-party-politics/.
- Cullingworth B, Nadin V, Hart T, Davoudi S, Pendlebury J, Vigar G, Webb D, Townshend T. Town and Country Planning in the UK. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2015.
- Webb D. Sub-heritage: resilience through reinvention. Heritage Exchange Conference 2014.
- Webb D, Cullingworth B, Nadin V. Urban policies. In: Cullingworth, B; Nadin, V; Hart, T; Davoudi, S;, Pendlebury, J; Vigar, G; Webb, D; Townshend, T, ed. Town and Country Planning in the UK. London, UK: Routledge, 2014.
- Webb D. Conceptualising the bounded agency of housing researchers: the case of housing market renewal in England. International Journal of Housing Policy 2012, 12(3), 315-330.
- Webb D. The Knowledge Business: The Commodification of Urban and Housing Research. Housing Studies 2012, 27(5), 722-723.
- Webb D. Reworking renewal for a time of austerity. Town and Country Planning 2011, 80, 385-388.
- Webb D. The Limits of Associative Democracy: a Comment on an Actor- Relational Approach in Spatial Planning. Planning Theory 2011, 10(3), 272-281.
- Webb D. Coping with the politics of renewal: Insights from a case study of whitefield, Nelson. Open House International 2010, 35(4), 58-65.
- Webb D. Rethinking the role of markets in urban renewal: The Housing Market Renewal Initiative in England. Housing, Theory and Society 2010, 27(4), 313-331.