School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape

Kathryn Collins

The Impact of Marine Development on the Publicness of the Sea (Working title)

This research considers how marine development projects are consented, the assessment of social-cultural impacts, and wider discourses on the conceptualisation, and publicness, of marine space.

Within this research the marine environment is conceptualised as a public space through the application of Lefebvre’s Production of Space thesis. By considering how the sea is used and how it is viewed by developers, regulators and sea users allows for an attempt to answer deeper questions regarding how we decide what to use the sea for? Who makes these decisions? And how are the public (indeed, which public) included within this.

Supervisors: Ali Madanipour, Maggie Roe