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Dr Neil Adrian Powe
Senior Lecturer in Planning

  • Email: n.a.powe@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7570
  • Address: School of Architecture Planning and Landscape
    Claremont Tower
    Newcastle University
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 7RU

Introduction

Neil Powe is a senior lecturer teaching in planning. He has two key research interests non-market environmental valuation and rural planning. The non-market environmental valuation research has specialised in the use of stated preference methods, testing the validity of the approach and determining its applicability to environmental management problems. The rural planning research has significantly enhanced our understanding of market towns, in terms of their characteristics and the interactions between housing, employment and retail. This research has also considered their future viability.

Roles and Responsibilities

Managing editor for the Journal of Environmental Planning and Management

Qualifications

BA(Hons) Economics
MSC Business Information Technology
PhD Environmental Economics

Previous Positions

Research Associate Department of Town and Country Planning, Newcastle University.
Research Associate Department of Agricultural Economics and Food Marketing, Newcastle University.

Research Interests

He has two key research interests non-market environmental valuation and rural planning. The non-market environmental valuation research has specialised in the use of stated preference methods, testing the validity of the approach and determining its applicability to environmental management problems. The rural planning research has has significantly enhanced our understanding of market towns, in terms of their characteristics and the interactions between housing, employment and retail. This research has also considered their future viability.

Other Expertise

Coming from a mixed background of economics and information technology, he is also interested in the use of multidisciplinary approaches to improve these existing methodologies. This has previously been illustrated through the combined use of statistics techniques, focus groups and geographical information systems.

Current Work

Currently writing a book on the planning of small town development.   This topic covers issues of regeneration, growth, retail and policies to encourage the co-location of activities within small towns.  A number of papers have been published or in press on these topics and the book will bring together this work within a coherent whole.  An interest is also maintained on issues of environmental valuation and wider issues relating to environmental planning.  

Postgraduate Supervision

Have successfully supervised five PhD students to completion. 

Esteem Indicators

Managing Editor for the Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.

Funding

Previous fundings has been received from:
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Department for Transport
Forestry Commission
Countryside Agency
Natural England
North York Moors National Park Authority
Northumberland National Park Authority
Castle Morpeth Borough Council and Morpeth & District Chamber of Trade
Northumbria Leisure
North East Community Forests
Contributed on an ESRC project
Southern Water
South East Water

Module Leader

TCP1023 Geographical Information Systems

TCP2025 Researching Local Economies

Contributing to

TCP2027 Research Skills

TCP2023 Understanding Sustainable Development

TCP3049 Planning Strategies

TCP3052 Strategies into Action

HSS8005 Introduction to Quantitative Methods