Dr Neil Adrian Powe
Senior Lecturer in Planning
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- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7570
- Address: School of Architecture Planning and Landscape
Newcastle upon Tyne
Neil Powe is a senior lecturer teaching in planning. He has two key research interests rural planning and non-market environmental valuation. 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. 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.
Roles and Responsibilities
Managing editor for the Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
MSC Business Information Technology
PhD Environmental Economics
Research Associate Department of Town and Country Planning, Newcastle University.
Research Associate Department of Agricultural Economics and Food Marketing, Newcastle University.
He has two main research interests rural planning and non-market environmental valuation. The rural planning research has significantly enhanced our understanding of small towns, in terms of their characteristics and the interactions between housing, employment and retail. This research has also considered their future viability and how to plan for change. 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.
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.
Just completed a book on the planning for small town change. 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 brings together this work within a coherent whole.
"Helping Businesses Thrive in Peripheral Rural Towns" - this 2017 report is available to download at: http://www.civitas.org.uk/publications/helping-businesses-thrive-in-peripheral-rural-towns/
An interest is also maintained on issues of non-market valuation and wider issues relating to environmental planning.
Have successfully supervised ten PhD students to completion.
Managing Editor for the Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.
Previous fundings has been received from:
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Department for Transport
North York Moors National Park Authority
Northumberland National Park Authority
Castle Morpeth Borough Council and Morpeth & District Chamber of Trade
North East Community Forests
Contributed on an ESRC project
South East Water
The Street Foundation
The Street Foundation
TCP2025 Researching Local Economies
TCP2027 Research Skills
TCP2023 Understanding Sustainable Development
TCP3049 Planning Strategies
TCP3052 Strategies into Action
HSS8005 Introduction to Quantitative Methods
- Powe NA, Pringle R. Helping businesses thrive in peripheral rural towns. CIVITAS, London, 2017.
- Powe N, Hart T. Planning for Small Town Change. London: Routledge, 2017.
- An K, Powe NA. Enhancing “boundary work” through the use of virtual reality: exploring the potential within landscape and visual impact assessment. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning 2015, 17(5), 673-690.
- Dziauddin MF, Powe NA, Alvanides S. Estimating the Effects of Light Rail Transit (LRT) System on Residential Property Values Using Geographically Weighted Regression (GWR). Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy 2015, 8(1), 1-25.
- Powe NA, Pringle R, Hart T. Matching the process to the challenge within small town regeneration. Town Planning Review 2015, 86(2), 177-202.
- Garrod GD, Ruto ESK, Willis KG, Powe NA. Investigating Preferences for the Local Delivery of Agri-environment Benefits. Journal of Agricultural Economics 2014, 67(1), 177-190.
- Garrod GD, Ruto E, Willis KG, Powe NA. Heterogeneity of preferences for the benefits of Environmental Stewardship: A latent-class approach. Ecological Economics 2012, 76, 104-111.
- Powe N, Bek D. Localising activity within the context of relational complexity: exploring the relevance of rural centre and town centre conceptions. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 2012, 39(3), 501-517.
- Powe NA. Small town vitality and viability: learning from experiences in the North East of England. Environment and Planning A 2012, 44(9), 2225-2239.
- Powe NA, Hart T. Housing development and small town residential desirability: valued aspects, resident attitudes and growth management. Town Planning Review 2011, 82(3), 317-340.
- Powe NA, Hart T. Competing for the custom of small town residents: exploring the challenges and potential. International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management 2009, 37(9), 732-747.
- Powe NA, Hart T, Bek D. Market town centres in England: meeting the challenge of maintaining their contemporary relevance. Planning Practice and Research 2009, 24(3), 301-319.
- Powe NA, Gunn S. Housing development in market towns: Making a success of 'local service centres'?. Town Planning Review 2008, 79(1), 125-148.
- Powe NA, Hart T. Market towns: Understanding and maintaining functionality. Town Planning Review 2008, 79(4), 347-370.
- Powe NA, Hart T, Shaw T, ed. Market Towns: Roles, Challenges and Prospects. London: Routledge, 2007.
- Powe NA. Redesigning Environmental Valuation : Mixing Methods within Stated Preference Techniques. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2007.
- Powe NA, Willis KG, Garrod GD. Difficulties in valuing street light improvement: Trust, surprise and bound effects. Applied Economics 2006, 38(4), 371-381.
- Powe NA. Understanding urban attitudes towards country towns: considering their potential as visitor attractions. Journal of Retail & Leisure Property 2006, 5(4), 255-269.
- Willis KG, Powe NA, Garrod GD. Estimating the value of improved street lighting: A factor analytical discrete choice approach. Urban Studies 2005, 42(12), 2289-2303.
- Powe NA, Garrod GD, McMahon PL. Mixing methods within stated preference environmental valuation: Choice experiments and post-questionnaire qualitative analysis. Ecological Economics 2005, 52(4), 513-526.
- Powe NA, Garrod GD, McMahon PL, Willis KG. Assessing customer preferences for water supply options using mixed methodology choice experiments. Water Policy 2004, 6(5), 427-441.
- Powe NA, Shaw T. Exploring the current and future role of market towns in servicing their hinterlands: A case study of Alnwick in the North East of England. Journal of Rural Studies 2004, 20(4), 405-418.
- Powe NA, Bateman IJ. Investigating insensitivity to scope: A split-sample test of perceived scheme realism. Land Economics 2004, 80(2), 258-271.
- Powe NA, Willis KG. Mortality and morbidity benefits of air pollution (SO2 and PM10) absorption attributable to woodland in Britain. Journal of Environmental Management 2004, 70(2), 119-128.
- Powe NA, Wadsworth WA, Garrod GD, McMahon PL. Putting action into biodiversity planning: Assessing preferences towards funding. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 2004, 47(2), 287-301.
- Richardson R, Powe NA. Service implications of population growth in market towns in the UK. Planning Practice and Research 2004, 19(4), 363-373.
- Powe N, Shaw T. Market towns: Investigating the service role through visitor surveys. Planning Practice and Research 2003, 18(1), 37-50.
- Powe NA, Bateman IJ. Ordering effects in nested ‘top-down’ and ‘bottom-up’ contingent valuation designs. Ecological Economics 2003, 45(2), 255-270.