Professor John Henneberry
Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Professor Emeritus of Property Development Studies
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Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Geography and Planning Building
I studied Land Economy at Emmanuel College, Cambridge (BA, 1974; MA, 1978) before taking a MA Town and Regional Planning at the University of Sheffield (1976). I spent four years in practice with Manchester City Council (1976-78) and Greater Manchester County Council (1978-80), becoming a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS) and Chartered Planner (MRTPI) in 1979.
I became a Lecturer in Planning and Development at Sheffield Hallam University in 1980, progressing to Reader before my move to the University of Sheffield in 1993. I was appointed to a Personal Chair in Property Development in 1998.
Subsequently, I was Head of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (1999-2003) and Dean of the Faculty of Architectural Studies (2005-07). I was elected a Member of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2010 in recognition of my contribution to the field of planning and development.
I am joint (founding) Editor of the RICS / Wiley-Blackwell book series 'Issues in Real Estate' and recently completed a term as an Editor of Regional Studies with responsibility for papers related to property, land and planning (2010-13).
I am a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Property Research, the Journal of European Real Estate Research and Town Planning Review. I have extensive research experience and have been awarded over £3m for funded work by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the European Commission, the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Welsh Assembly, the Land Development Studies Trust, the RICS Education Trust, local authorities and private sector property consultants.
- Research interests
My research focuses on the structure and behaviour of the property market and its relation to the wider economy and state regulatory systems. I have developed a distinctive institutional perspective on the subject that is rooted in cultural economy.
I use both qualitative and quantitative methods to explore property markets, working closely with econometric colleagues on occasion to analyse regularities in market behaviour.
I have a particular interest in the way that calculative practices – such as valuation, financial appraisal and portfolio analysis and management – shape property markets and affect urban and regional development.
- Freedom to re-use property: a fiscal give-away? (RICS)
- Improving Well-being through Urban Nature (IWUN) (Natural Environment Research Council)
- The English experience of soft densification (PUCA)
- SEEDS (INTERREG)
- VALUE ADDED (INTERREG)
- Valuing Attractive Landscape in the Urban Economy (VALUE) (INTERREG)
- URSULA (INTERREG)
- Transience and Permanence in Urban Development. Wiley-Blackwell.
- Planning Gain: Providing Infrastructure and Affordable Housing. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.
- Incremental residential densification and urban spatial justice: The case of England between 2001 and 2011. Urban Studies. View this article in WRRO
- Change in the political economy of land value capture in England. Town Planning Review, 90(4), 339-358. View this article in WRRO
- Under the radar? ‘Soft’ residential densification in England, 2001–2011. Environment and planning. B, Planning & design. View this article in WRRO
- Comprehending the multiple ‘values’ of green infrastructure – Valuing nature-based solutions for urban water management from multiple perspectives. Environmental Research, 158, 179-187. View this article in WRRO
- Public entrepreneurship and the politics of regeneration in multi-level governance. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 34(7), 1324-1343. View this article in WRRO
- To green or not to green: Establishing the economic value of green infrastructure investments in The Wicker, Sheffield.. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 18, 257-267. View this article in WRRO
- Financialisation, the valuation of investment property and the urban built environment in the UK. Urban Studies, 53(7), 1424-1441. View this article in WRRO
- The Financialization of Business Property and What It Means for Cities and Regions. Regional Studies, 48(3), 547-550.
- Finance, Business Property and Urban and Regional Development. Regional Studies, 48(3), 421-424.
- Editorial: Sailing in the Ocean of Knowledge, 2008–13. Regional Studies, 48(8), 1313-1318.
- Familiarity and the Determination of Yields for Regional Office Property Investments in the UK. Regional Studies, 48(3), 530-546.
- Promoting urban greening: Valuing the development of green infrastructure investments in the urban core of Manchester, UK. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening.
- The embedded developer: Using project ecologies to analyse local property development networks. Town Planning Review, 84(2), 227-249.
- (Not) Exercising Discretion: Environmental Planning and the Politics of Blame-Avoidance. Planning Theory and Practice, 13(4), 549-568.
- The impact of landscape quality on property investment decisions. Journal of Property Investment and Finance, 30(1), 69-82.
- REGIONAL VARIATIONS IN OFFICE PROPERTY INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT. Regions Magazine, 278(1), 6-10.
- "Trust me, I'm a scientist (not a developer)": Perceived expertise and motives as predictors of trust in assessment of risk from contaminated land. Risk Analysis, 29(2), 288-297.
- Geographical externalities of local real estate markets: An empirical examination of UK data. Journal of European Real Estate Research, 1(1), 58-71.
- Calculated inequality? Portfolio benchmarking and regional office property Investment in the UK. Urban Studies, 45(5-6), 1217-1241.
- Deliberating the environmental risk posed by contaminated land: The importance of local context. Land Contamination and Reclamation, 16(2), 113-124.
- Exploring office investment decision-making in different European contexts. Journal of Property Investment and Finance, 25(3), 289-305.
- Risk perception and trust in the context of urban brownfields. Environmental Hazards, 7(2), 150-156.
- Dealing with contaminated land in the UK through 'development managerialism'. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 8(4), 331-356.
- Engaging planning with economics. Town Planning Review, 76(4), 493-495.
- The impact of planning on local business rents. Urban Studies, 42(3), 471-502.
- Planning obligations, the market orientation of planning and planning professionalism. Journal of Property Research, 22(1), 37-59.
- Bridging the divide? Complementary perspectives on property. Urban Studies, 39(8), 1471-1478.
- Development cultures and urban regeneration. Urban Studies, 39(7), 1181-1196.
- Understanding urban development processes: Integrating the economic and the social in property research. Urban Studies, 37(13), 2399-2416.
- Planning obligations, planning practice, and land-use outcomes. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 27(5), 759-775.
- Convergence and difference in regional office development cycles. Urban Studies, 36(9), 1439-1465.
- Transport investment and house prices. Journal of Property Valuation and Investment, 16(2), 144-158.
- Impact fees and the financial structure of development. Journal of Property Finance, 7(2), 7-27.
- Impact fees: A review of alternatives and their implications for planning practice in Britain. Town Planning Review, 67(2), 161-181.
- The operation of the purchase notice system. Property Management, 13(3), 5-11.
- Developers, property cycles and local economic development: The case of Sheffield. Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit, 10(2), 163-185.
- Developers, non‐linearity and asymmetry in the development cycle. Journal of Property Research, 12(3), 217-239.
- Analysing the propertyügilts yield differential. Applied Economics Letters, 2(1), 12-15.
- Science parks: A property-based initiative for urban regeneration. Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit, 6(4), 326-335.
- Occupier satisfaction with rented industrial property. Property Management, 9(4), 348-357.
- Interrelationships between manufacturing firms and accommodation in the rented sector: theoretical perspectives. Property Management, 9(3), 212-219.
- Local authority technology policies. Planning Outlook, 33(1), 31-45.
- The computer services sector in older manufacturing cities: A case study of sheffield. Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit, 4(2), 125-131.
- Conflict in the industrial property market. Town Planning Review, 59(3), 241-262.
- The evolution of the retail warehouse and its impact on other retail outlets. Property Management, 5(3), 254-261.
- Occupiers and their use of accommodation on science parks and high technology developments. Land Development Studies, 4(2), 109-144.
- Property market definition: A fundamental problem. Property Management, 5(1), 35-42.
- The Use Classes Order and high technology developments.. Planner, 71(9), 23-25.
- British and American Science Parks: a comparison. Property Management, 2(4), 301-313.
- Aspects of technological change and its impact on demand for industrial accommodation. Property Management, 2(2), 117-128.
- Property for high‐technology industry. Land Development Studies, 1(3), 145-168.
- Who provides the money ( land development)?. Planner, 69(6), 200-201.
- Opencast coal mining in an urban area.. Planner, 67(4), 104-106.
- Making a Governable, Value-able Nature: Calculative Practices and Eco-system Services, Cities and Nature (pp. 59-86). Springer International Publishing
- Physical-Financial Modelling as an Aid to Developers' Decision-Making In Tiesdell S & Adams D (Ed.), Urban Design in the Real Estate Development Process (pp. 219-235). Wiley-Blackwell
- Democracy, Trust and Risk Related to Contaminated Sites in the UK In Dixon T, Raco M, Catney P & Lerner D (Ed.), Sustainable Brownfield Regeneration: Liveable Places from Problem Spaces (pp. 33-66). Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.
- Estimating the Impact of Planning on Commercial Property Markets In Adams D, Watkins C & White M (Ed.), Planning, Public Policy & Property Markets (pp. 105-127). Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.
- Conclusions: The Tensions and Dilemmas of Transience, Transience and Permanence in Urban Development (pp. 249-264). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
- Introduction: Temporary Uses as Alternative Practices, Transience and Permanence in Urban Development (pp. 1-15). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
- Valuation and the Evolution of New Uses and Buildings, Transience and Permanence in Urban Development (pp. 185-198). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
- Wittgenstein and Merleau-Ponty Routledge
- Summary and Conclusions, Planning Gain (pp. 269-290). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
- Development Viability, Planning Gain (pp. 115-139). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
- Introduction, Planning Gain (pp. 1-19). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
- PROPERTY AND INDUSTRIAL-DEVELOPMENT - FOTHERGILL,S, MONK,S, PERRY,M. TOWN PLANN REV, 59(1), 117-118.
- PROPERTY COMPANIES AND THE CONSTRUCTION-INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN - SMYTH,H. TOWN PLANN REV, 57(2), 214-216.
Conference proceedings papers
- Using 3D Virtual GeoDesigns for Exploring the Economic Value of Alternative Green Infrastructure Options. Dialogue on GeoDesign, 3D-Modeling and Visualization in Landscape Architecture (pp 273-280)
- Front Matter (pp i-xxiv)
- View this article in WRRO Attitudinal research on financial payments to reduce opposition to new homes
- Research group
I am currently Primary Supervisor for the following student:
- Cihan Cagil, The Istanbul International Festival and 'World City' planning in Istanbul
- Teaching activities
I have over 30 years of teaching experience in higher education. Previously, I delivered core courses in property development on RTPI-accredited MPlan and MA, RICS-accredited MAs and other academic courses sharing the same units. I have supervised 19 research students to successful completion.