APL Research Director
PhD: The Politics of Paradigmatic Policy Change and the Greening of UK Transport Planning, Department of Geography, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Postgraduate Diploma, City and Regional Planning. University of Wales College of Cardiff.
BSc(Hons) Town Planning Studies, University of Wales College of Cardiff
Geoff’s research focuses on the following overlapping elements:
- the politics of mobility, transport policy and infrastructure supply
- spatial strategy-making
- planning professionalism and ethics
- media representations of planning and transport issues
1. Looking at ideas of innovation in planning, in part funded by the project, 'Spatial Planning, Innovation, Design and User Involvement (SPINDUS)': funded by IWT, Dec. 2009- Nov. 2013, which also explores concepts of spatial quality in planning practices.
2. Writing up work looking at media representations of planning issues.
3. Exploring the implications of localism for English planning, focusing on justice concerns in particular. This entails acting as ciritical friend to a Neighbourhood Planning Frontrunner in Northumberland funded by the Catherine Cookson Trust.
4. Working on the ESPON TANGO project pursuing ideas of 'good' territorial governance.
Research Director for APL
Geoff welcomes applications for post-graduate study that mesh with his research interests. To date he has supervised 9 PhD candidates to completion, and currently supervises 4 others:
- Chandrima Mukhopadhyay, 'Public Private Partnerships in Indian Highway Development' (with Simin Davoudi)
- Felix Ogele, Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria (with Paola Gazzola)
- Rhona Pringle, 'Energy Self-Sufficiency in Smaller Settlements' (with Neil Powe)
- Hiroshi Saito, ‘Spatial Planning as Regeneration Strategy’.
TCP 2023 Understanding Sustainable Development
TCP3049 Spatial Strategy-Making
TCP 3050 Planning Strategies into Action
TCP 8902 The Reflexive Practitioner
TCP8910 Sustainable Communities