Professor John Tomaney
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Prof. John Tomaney is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning in the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London. Previously he was Henry Daysh Professor of Regional Development and Director of the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS), Newcastle University. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences at Monash University, Melbourne; Visiting Professor in CURDS, Newcastle University; Associate Director of the UK Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC) and is an Academician of the Academy of Social Science (UK). He is also a Research Fellow of the Smith Institute, London and a Fellow of the Regional Australia Institute. He was educated at the London School of Economics, University of Sussex and University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
He has published over 100 books and articles on questions of local and regional development including Local and Regional Development (Routledge, 2006) and Handbook of Local and Regional Development (Routledge 2011) co-authored with Andy Pike and Andrés Rodríguez-Pose. He has undertaken numerous research projects in the UK and elsewhere. Among the organisations for which he has conducted research are: UK Research Councils, government departments in the UK and elsewhere, the European Commission, the OECD and local and regional development agencies and private sector and voluntary organisations and think tanks in the UK and abroad. He has given evidence to Royal Commissions and Parliamentary Committees in the UK. In addition, he is a regular commentator in the UK media on matters of local and regional development.
John’s research has been principally concerned with development of cities and regions as socioeconomic, political and cultural phenomena and the role of public policy in the management of these. This work has focused especially on questions of the governance of local and regional economies, in which questions of spatial planning are central. John’s work contributes to debates about the relational and territorial conceptions of place and space, which remain central to debates in planning, geography and the social sciences more generally. An additional theme of work concerns the imaginative representation of cities and regions in literature and art. John’s work is frequently aimed at live policy debates and he has undertaken research for international organisation and national, regional and local governments, NGOs and private organisations. He has worked in several countries but has a particular interest in urban and regional planning in the EU, UK and Australia.
- Pike A, Coombes M, O'Brien P, Tomaney J. Austerity states, institutional dismantling and the governance of sub-national economic development: the demise of the Regional Development Agencies in England. Territory, Politics, Governance 2018, 6(1), 118-144.
- Pike A, Rodríguez-Pose A, Tomaney J. Shifting horizons in local and regional development. Regional Studies 2017, 51(1), 46-57.
- Pike A, Rodríguez-Pose A, Tomaney J, ed. Local and Regional Development – A Reader. London: Routledge, 2015.
- Pike A, Marlow D, McCarthy A, O'Brien P, Tomaney J. Local institutions and local economic development: the Local Enterprise Partnerships in England, 2010-. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 2015, 8(2), 185-204.
- Pike A, Rodriguez-Pose A, Tomaney J. Local and regional development in the Global North and South. Progress in Development Studies 2014, 14(1), 21-30.
- Pike P, Marlow D, McCarthy A, O'Brien P, Tomaney J. Local Institutions and Local Economic Growth: The State of the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in England - A National Survey. London, UK: Spatial Economics Research Centre, 2013. 150.
- Tomaney J, Pike A, McCarthy M, O'Brien P. Regional governance and economic development in England. Administration 2013, 61(3), 13-30.
- Marlow D, McCarthy A, O'Brien P, Pike A, Tomaney J. The State of the LEPs: A National Survey. Where Next for Local Enterprise Partnerships? 2013, 66-47.
- Pike A, Coombes M, O'Brien P, Tomaney J. The case for the abolition of the RDAs in England: An Assessment. 2012.