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, infrastructure supply and demand, and their translation into transport policy
- planning theory and practice, particularly institutional design for spatial strategy-making as seen through collaborative and deliberative theoretical lenses
- planning professionalism
- media representations of planning and transport issues
1. Looking at ideas of innovation in planning, funded by the projects: 'Spatial Planning, Innovation, Design and User Involvement (SPINDUS)' www.spindus.org : funded by IWT, Dec. 2009- Nov. 2013, which also explores concepts of spatial quality in planning practices; and by the Royal Town Planning Institute looking at innovation in UK planning practice.
2. Using a SPINDUS work package to explore the everyday politics of mobilty for disadvantaged groups http://www.ncl.ac.uk/guru/research/project/3180
3. Exploring the implications of localism for English planning, focusing on procedural and substantive justice concerns in particular. This entails acting as critical 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 utilising case studies of urban-region governance and neighbourhood planning.
Research Director for APL
Geoff welcomes applications for post-graduate study that mesh with his research interests. To date he has supervised 11 PhD candidates to completion, and currently supervises 7 others:
I have examined 12 PhDs at universities in the UK and overseas.
TCP2023 Understanding Sustainable Development
TCP3049 Spatial Strategy-Making
TCP3050 Planning Strategies into Action
TCP8901/2 The Reflexive Practitioner
TCP8910 Sustainable Communities