Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones
Professor of Town Planning and Director of Newcastle City Futures
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School of Architecture Planning and Landscape
Newcastle upon Tyne
Mark Tewdwr-Jones BSc (Hons), DipTP, MA, PhD, FAcSS, FRSA, FRGS, FRTPI, FeRSA, AoU.
Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones is Director of Newcastle City Futures and the fifth holder of Newcastle University's 1946 Established Chair of Town Planning and a member of the Global Urban Research Unit at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape and one of the leading authorities on urban planning, place and policy. Educated in planning, geography, politics and film history, Mark's research interests are in the fields of urban and spatial planning, land use, historic and contemporary urban change, and community participation in places.
Since 2015 Mark has been Newcastle University’s Cities Lead and reports to the Executive Board. Active internationally, Mark currently serves as Chairman of the Regional Studies Association, and has recently completed two stints as Adjunct Professor of Urban Planning and Design at the University of New South Wales, and he has been the recipient of distinguished visiting fellowships at Berkeley, Hong Kong, Western Sydney, Shanghai, Guadalajara, Nijmegen, Pretoria, Seoul, Singapore, Dublin, Vienna and Malta. He leads the Foresight Future of Cities International Research Network comprising Newcastle, Hong Kong, Sydney and Groningen, and is a member of the German Academy of Spatial Research and Planning City Regions Planning and Governance Research Network He is an active member of the Horizon 2020 Accomplissh project on the impact of social science and humanities on places, and was a lead advisor on the OECD Governance of Land Use project.
Formerly employed at the Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning at UCL where he worked with the late Professor Sir Peter Hall, Mark is at ease discussing the past, present and future of places with architects, planners, geographers, scientists and engineers, as well as with businesses, communities, governments and filmmakers. He became an Academic Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2011 and was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 2013. He holds a passionate interest in inter-disciplinary research.Mark was previously UK Government Advisor on planning, land use and housing issues to ministers in UK Government, the Welsh Government and Scottish Government, and served as a lead expert for the Government Chief Scientist Sir John Beddington’s Foresight project on Land Use Futures; more recently he has been involved in Sir Mark Walport's Future of Cities Foresight project. He was also a lead expert on the NHS NICE project on spatial planning and health, advised the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, served on the ESRC CASE Award Panel and RTPI General Assembly, has given evidence to select committees, and was a panel member for DFiD's Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.
As well as providing research advice, Mark is regularly called upon to discuss policy and engagement options with and in central and local government, and with different groups and communities in towns and cities. He has been a speaker at the Cheltenham Science Festival, a curator of city and film sessions at the Open City London Documentary Film Festival, a speaker at both the Bristol Festival of the Future City, and the Daily Telegraph Smart Cities summits. He was the recipient of the RTPI North East Planning Awards 2015 Chair's Award for Planning Excellence, an RIBA Research Award 2016, and the RTPI Research Awards 2016 Sir Peter Hall Award for Wider Engagement commendation for Newcastle City Futures.
He directs Newcastle City Futures, an innovative collaborative arena bringing together academics from Newcastle and Northumbria Universities, with officials from Newcastle City Council, Gateshead Council, the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, and business and community representatives that has led to a partnership of almost 200 organisations. NCF designs innovative cross sectoral and collaborative initiatives in the North East to improve research, resilience, well being and policy. See Newcastle City Futures.
He is the 'People, Place and Communities Theme Champion' at the Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal.
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Among Mark's achievements over the last 25 years are spatial planning and governance, devising foresight methods for the future of places and cities, visual methods for active citizen and business participation in cities, strategic spatial thinking and devolved governance, the study and representation of cities historically in film and television, behavioural dimensions to planning theory, and the relationship between planning and other policy fields such as regional economic development, housing, and second homes.
He has produced 14 books, including: The European Dimension of British Planning (with R.H. Williams, 2001); The Planning Polity: Planning, Government and the Policy Process (2002); Planning Futures: New Directions for Planning Theory (with P. Allmendinger, 2002); Second Homes (with N. Gallent and A. Mace, 2005); Territory, Identity and Spatial Planning (with P. Allmendinger, 2006); Decent Homes for All (with N. Gallent, 2007); Urban and Regional Planning (with Sir P. Hall, 2011), Urban Reflections: Narratives of Place, Planning and Change (2011); Spatial Planning and Governance (2012); The Collaborating Planner? Practitioners in the Neo-liberal Age (with B. Clifford, 2013); and The Planning Imagination - a tribute to Sir Peter Hall and his contribution to urban and regional planning (with N. Phelps and R. Freestone, 2014).
Mark is the recipient of over £10m of research and consultancy grants and has undertaken major research work for government, charities and businesses. He has given over 300 research talks and speeches worldwide, and has supervised successfully over 20 PhD students. He has led or co-led a number of major Government and Research Council funded studies in the social sciences including The Impact of the EU on UK Planning (1996-98), Peripherality and Spatial Planning (1998-2000), Methodologies for National Spatial Planning (2000-1), Second and Holiday Homes in Wales and England (2001-3), Linguistic Impact Assessment (2003-4), Local Development Frameworks (2003-4), Effective Spatial Planning in Practice (2006-7), Land Use Futures (2008-10), Spatial Planning and Health (2009-11), Newcastle City Futures 2065 (2013-15), Digital Economy Research Centre (2016- ) and Newcastle and Gateshead Urban Living Partnership (2016- ).
Recently, he was part of the Newcastle team that won the £40m National Innovation Centre for Ageing Science, announced with UK Treasury funding in 2014, the £9m EPSRC Digital Economy Research Centre and CTD Digital Civics programme, and Newcastle University's partnering of the Alan Turing Institute. He currently leads the Newcastle City Futures RCUK Innovate UK Urban Living Partnership pilot for Newcastle and Gateshead, one of five national pilots, and has levered in over £9m for the city since 2016.
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TeachingMark is currently seconded to be Newcastle University's 'Cities Lead'. He still supervises PhD students and undertakes lectures periodically for the School of Architecture Planning and Landscape.
- Shaw K, Tewdwr-Jones M. “Disorganised Devolution”: Reshaping Metropolitan Governance in England in a Period of Austerity. Raumforschung und Raumordnung 2017, 75(3), 211-224.
- Tewdwr-Jones M. From town hall to cinema: Documentary film as planning propaganda in post war Britain. In: Freestone, R., Amati, M, ed. Exhibitions and the Development of Modern Planning Culture. Farnham: Ashgate, 2014, pp.163-176.
- Tewdwr-Jones M, Freestone R, Phelps N, ed. The Planning Imagination: Peter Hall and the Study of Urban and Regional Planning. New York: Routledge, 2014.
- Clifford B, Tewdwr-Jones M. The Collaborating Planner? Practitioners in the Neoliberal Age. Bristol: Policy Press, 2013.
- Bianconi M, Tewdwr-Jones M. The form and organisation of urban areas: Colin Buchanan and Traffic in Towns 50 years on. Town Planning Review 2013, 84(3), 313-336.
- Mourato J, Tewdwr-Jones M. Europeanisation of domestic spatial planning: Exposing apparent differences or unspoken convergence?. In: Zonneveld, W., de Vires, J., Janssen-Janssen, L, ed. European Territorial Governance. Delft, Netherlands: Delft University Press, 2012, pp.157-173.
- Tewdwr-Jones M. Land of Promise: Planning Reform and the UK's 21st Century Challenges. Town and Country Planning 2012, 81(10).
- Tewdwr-Jones M. Spatial Planning and Governance: Understanding UK Planning. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
- Phelps N, Tewdwr-Jones M. The conscience of the eye: Sir Peter Hall and the study of urban and regional planning. Town and Country Planning 2012, 81(6).
- Tewdwr-Jones M. Governing London and Sustainability: Power and Contestation in a World City. Carbon and Climate Law Review 2011, 1/2011, 57-69.
- Tewdwr-Jones M. A delicate balance: localism and planning. Town and Country Planning 2011, 80(2).
- Tewdwr-Jones M. A familiar story? Planning and obstacles to economic growth. Parliamentary Brief 2011, 17(3).
- Buchanan C, rmjm consulting, Tewdwr-Jones M. A Review of the Extent to Which the Spatial Planning System Supports the Delivery of the Government’s Health, Wellbeing and Social Care Objectives: Final Report. London: Colin Buchanan and Partners Ltd, 2011.
- Tewdwr-Jones M. Cohesion and competitiveness: the evolving context for European territorial development. In: Adams, N., Cotella, G., Nunes, R, ed. Territorial Development, Cohesion and Spatial Planning: Knowledge and Policy Development in an Enlarged EU. London: Routledge, 2011, pp.69-83.
- Tewdwr-Jones M. Intimations of past and future in the cinematic city. In: Gandy,M, ed. Urban Constellations. Berlin: Jovis Verlag GmbH, 2011, pp.190-193.
- McNeill D, Tewdwr-Jones M. Michael Dear. In: Hubbard,P;Kitchin,R, ed. Key Contemporary Thinkers on Space and Place. London: Sage, 2011, pp.134-140.
- Tewdwr-Jones M. So let's see how the locals fight it out over planning. Parliamentary Brief 2011, 17(2).
- Tewdwr-Jones M, Rydin Y. The future of governance in London. London Remade 2011.
- Hall P, Tewdwr-Jones M. Urban and Regional Planning. London: Routledge, 2010.
- Tewdwr-Jones M. Urban Reflections: Narratives of Place, Planning and Change. Bristol: Policy Press, 2011.
- Tewdwr-Jones M, Gallent N, Morphet J. An Anatomy of Spatial Planning: Coming to Terms with the Spatial Element in UK Planning. European Planning Studies 2010, 18(2), 239-257.
- Newbery D, Echenique M, Goddard J, Heathwaite L, Morris J, Schultz W, Swanwick C, Tewdwr-Jones M. Land Use Futures: Making the Most of the Land in the 21st Century. London: Foresight Government Office for Science, 2010.
- Harris J, Tewdwr-Jones M. Valuing ecosystem services in planning. Town and Country Planning 2010, 79(5).
- Allmendinger P, Tewdwr-Jones M. Embracing Change and Difference in Planning Reform: New Labour’s Role for Planning in Complex Times. Planning Practice and Research 2009, 24(1), 71-81.
- Tewdwr-Jones M. Governing London: The Evolving Institutional and Planning Landscape. In: Imrie,R;Lees,L;Raco,M, ed. Regenerating London: Governance, Sustainability and Community in a Global City. London: Routledge, 2009, pp.58-72.
- Phelps NA, Tewdwr-Jones M. If geography is anything, maybe it's planning's alter ego? Reflections on policy relevance in two disciplines concerned with place and space. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 2008, 33(4), 566-84.
- Gallent N, Morphet J, Tewdwr-Jones M. Parish plans and the spatial planning approach in England. Town Planning Review 2008, 79(1), 1-29.
- Tewdwr-Jones M. The Complexity of Planning Reform: A Search for the Spirit and Purpose of Planning. Town Planning Review 2008, 79(6), 673-688.
- Tewdwr-Jones M. The EU Wants Territorial Cohesion: Can spatial planners make it happen?. European Council of Spatial Planners, 2008.
- Gilroy R, Tewdwr-Jones M. Joining the dots- making healthcare work better for the economy. London, UK: Smith Institute, 2015.
- Hoolachan A, Tewdwr-Jones M. Localism, scale and place in claims for sustainable urbanism: Moving beyond the idealist and materialist. In: Davoudi,S; Mandanipour,A, ed. Reconsidering Localism. London, UK: Routledge, 2015.
- Tewdwr-Jones M, Goddard J, Cowie P. Newcastle City Futures 2065: Anchoring Universities in Cities through Urban Foresight. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Newcastle University, 2015.
- Tewdwr-Jones M. Out of turmoil, opportunities are created: The ebbs and flows of planning in the UK. disP: The Planning Review 2015, 51(1), 84-85.
- Tewdwr-Jones M. Planaecion colaborativa en una epoca neoliberal. In: VI Seminario Internacional de la Catedra Unesco-Iteso. 2015, Guadalajara, Mexico: Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores e Occidente/UNESCO.
- Tewdwr-Jones M, Goddard JB. A future for cities? Building new methodologies and systems for urban foresight. Town Planning Review 2014, 85(6), 773-794.
- Phelps NA, Tewdwr-Jones M. A man for all regions: Peter Hall and regional studies. Regional Studies 2014, 48(10), 1579-1586.
- Tewdwr-Jones M, Fry A, Coffield E, Sookhoo D, Mitchell D. A room within the city: A place for dialogue and planning imagination. Town and Country Planning 2014, 383-389.
- Phelps NA, Tewdwr-Jones M, Freestone R. Geography, History and the Planning Imagination. In: Tewdwr-Jones, M; Phelps, NA; Freestone, R, ed. The Planning Imagination: Peter Hall and the Study of Urban and Regional Planning. New York, USA: Routledge, 2014, pp.1-13.
- Lord A, Tewdwr-Jones M. Is Planning "Under Attack"? Chronicling the Deregulation of Urban and Environmental Planning in England. European Planning Studies 2014, 22(2), 345-361.
- Sookhoo DA, Tewdwr-Jones M, Houston C. An urban room for Tyneside : an undergraduate design response to the Farrell Review's call for every city to have an urban room. Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal 2015, 36.
- Tewdwr-Jones M. Mark Tewdwr-Jones - United Kingdom. DISP 2015, 51(1), 84-85.
- Wilson A, Tewdwr-Jones M, Comber R. Urban planning, public participation and digital technology: App development as a method of generating citizen involvement in local planning processes. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science 2019, 46(2), 286-302.
- Tewdwr-Jones M. Health, cities and planning: Using universities to achieve place innovation. Perspectives in Public Health 2017, 137(1), 31-34.
- Sookhoo DA, Tewdwr-Jones M. The Urban Room as a Driver of Planning Imagination and Civic Participation. In: Research on Display: The Architecture Exhibition as a Model for Knowledge Production. 2015, Technical University Delft and Het Nieuwe Insituut, Rotterdam.
- Laing K, Bertosa M, Hriberski D, Hasenfuss J, Shucksmith M, Todd L, Tewdwr-Jones M, Sutrop M, Parder M, Lõuk K, Vabamäe E. Principles for promoting the impact of SSH research by co-creation: key issues in research design and communication. 2017.
- Lord A, Tewdwr-Jones M. Regional Planning. In: James D. Wright, ed. International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition. Oxford: Elsevier, 2015, pp.129-133.
- Tewdwr-Jones M. Modern planning on film: Re-shaping space, image and representation. Berkeley Planning Journal 2013, 26(1), 86-106.
- Clifford B, Tewdwr-Jones M. The collaborating planner?: Practitioners in the neoliberal age. Policy Press, 2013.
- Tewdwr-Jones M, Phelps NA, Freestone R. The planning imagination: Peter hall and the study of urban and regional planning. London, UK: Taylor and Francis, 2013.
- Lord A, Tewdwr-Jones M. Getting the planners off our backs: Questioning the post-political nature of English planning policy. Planning Practice and Research 2018, 33(3), 229-243.
- Gallent N, Tewdwr-Jones M, Hamiduddin I. A century of rural planning in England: A story of contestation, fragmentation and integration. Journal of Urbanism 2017, 35(II), 95-108.