Spatial Planning Research focuses on the operation and practice of planning within the institutional contexts of planning systems, policies and processes in the UK, Europe and beyond.
Key areas of interest address the inter-relations between planning and other allied policy agendas, and the analysis of central and local government functions and quality and performance management.
The Bartlett School of Planning has played, and continues to play, a major role in critiquing British town and country planning and inspiring the emergence of 'spatial planning' across the UK. Recent projects have been developed around issues related to turning the theory of spatial planning into international discourse and practice, and the levers (policy, fiscal, managerial, or otherwise) available to planners to meet agendas.
Particular work has been developed on place
shaping and planning for growth, planning gain, the representation of planning
in the media, the relationship between planning and governance forms, and the
links between land use planning and societal and lifestyle pressures, such as
Planning After Devolution: Convergence,
Divergence and Policy Transfer
Ben Clifford, Janice Morphet
Contrasting Approaches to Infrastructure and Delivery Planning
Janice Morphet (UCL), Nick Gallent (UCL), Marco Bianconi (UCL), Ben Clifford (UCL); Mark Baker (Manchester), Stephen Hincks (Manchester), Vivien Hale (Manchester)
Land Use Futures
Spatial Dimensions of Rural Policy
Nick Gallent, Richard Oades, Marco Bianconi and Ian Greatbatch
Measuring Quality - Best Value in
Planning and Urban Design
Matthew Carmona and Louise Sieh
Planning Reform - The Development of
Mark Tewdwr-Jones and Janice Morphet with Philip Allmendinger
Planning and Politics of Edge City