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Professor of Planning gives evidence to the House of Lords

Professor of Town Planning Mark Tewdwr-Jones gave evidence on Thursday 9 July at the House of Lords Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment.

The Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment was appointed to consider the development and implementation of national policy for the built environment.

Planner-geographer Mark Tewdwr-Jones is a member of the Global Urban Research Unit at Newcastle University and one of the UK's leading authorities on planning, land use, and historic and contemporary urban change.

Professor Tewdwr-Jones' talk covered the following suggestions:


  • The importance of long term perspectives for planning and to see planning as a way to engage citizens
  • The need to reinvigorate strategic spatial thinking as an essential part of any city region devolution
  • Consider linking planning with place and well-being and health/ageing agendas
  • Look to see what individual places and universities are doing in the planning field that are innovative
  • Celebrate existing work between planning and schools to get pupils to think about their own place and the future of it. 


You can watch a recording of the event on Parliament Live TV, which is also available for audio download.



published on: 13 July 2015