Working in the public interest?

In a new research project we're investigating the increasing involvement of the private sector in planning, and the consequences this has for the view of planning as working in the 'public interest'.

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Authority, marginalised people's agency and goverance in West Bengal

How does political decentralisation affect the ways in which authority is exercised? This and other questions are explored in Glyn Williams' recent paper in International Development Planning Review.

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Encounters with the centaur state

John Flint examines the relationships between advanced urban marginality and new forms of state craft to regulate marginalised populations.

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World leading research

Our research activities, discussions and debates are organised into a number of research themes which connect with and shape key debates in their fields.

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World class talent

Our world-leading research culture and environment is dedicated to supporting new talent. Our staff work across universities, faculties and departments making our research truly interdisciplinary.

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Internationally renowned journals

The Department is home to three prominent journals in the fields of planning theory, regional studies and housing studies.

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