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10:00 - 18:00 5 December 2013

Territory, Planning, Environment: The Geographies of Policy Post-Devolution


UCL Conference Centre | UCL Conference Centre (link Map)
188 Tottenham Court Road | London | W1T 7PH | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Ben Clifford, Organiser and speaker, University College London, Dr Ben Clifford is Lecturer in Spatial Planning and Government at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL.
Janice Morphet, Organiser and speaker, University College London, Prof. Janice Morphet is visiting professor at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL
Simon Pemberton, Organiser and speaker, Keele University, Dr Simon Pemberton is Reader in Human Geography at the Department of Geography, Geology and the Environment, Keele University.
Iain Docherty, Speaker, University of Glasgow, Prof. Iain Docherty is Professor of Public Policy and Governance at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow
Mike Danson, Speaker, Herriot Watt University, Prof. Mike Danson is Professor of Enterprise at the Department of Business Management
Tassilo Herrschel, Speaker, University of Westminster, Dr Tassilo Herrschel is a Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the Unviersity of Westminster.
Rhys Jones, Speaker, Aberystwhyth University, Prof. Rhys Jones is Professor in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University.
Joe Painter, Speaker, Durham University, Prof. Joe Painter is Professor in the Department of Geography at Durham University.
Martin Laffin, Discussant, Prof. Martin Laffin is Professor of Public Management in the School of Business and Public Management at Queen Mary, University of London.

Recent events have generated considerable debate and discussion surrounding the future constitutional status of Scotland and the current devolutionary settlement in the UK. Devolution is a process rather than an event and one which continues to evolve and mutate, yet despite a wealth of scholarship from across the social sciences, our understanding of the political geography of devolution remains under-developed. Whatever the particular future for the United Kingdom, the policy interactions between territories will continue to have an important role in their governance.

In this one day symposium, we seek to further our understanding of policy making, inter-territorial and inter-scalar linkages, and the emergence of new state practices in the UK and other devolved nations. The aim is to help develop our understanding of how policy making in the new post-devolution state spaces works, with a particular focus on 'planning' and the management of space, place and territory.


Ben Clifford
+44 (0)20 7679 5489 | ben.clifford@ucl.ac.uk


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