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Prof Alex Lord B.A., Ph.D.

Lever Chair of Town and Regional Planning Geography and Planning

    Publications

    2020

    How do planners manage risk in alternative land development models? An institutional analysis of land development in the Netherlands (Journal article)

    O'Brien, P., Lord, A., & Dembski, S. (2020). How do planners manage risk in alternative land development models? An institutional analysis of land development in the Netherlands. Land Use Policy, 91. doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.104409

    DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.104409

    2019

    Virtuous or vicious circles? Exploring the behavioural connections between developer contributions and path dependence: Evidence from England (Journal article)

    Lord, A., Burgess, G., Gu, Y., & Dunning, R. (2019). Virtuous or vicious circles? Exploring the behavioural connections between developer contributions and path dependence: Evidence from England. Geoforum, 106, 244-252. doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2019.07.024

    DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2019.07.024

    Determining Housing Need on Wirral: a review of the commissioned evidence (Report)

    Dunning, R. J., Lord, A., & Williamson, P. (n.d.). Determining Housing Need on Wirral: a review of the commissioned evidence.

    Evaluating the validity of the population and household projections underpinning the Wirral Local Plan: A response to public submissions (Report)

    Williamson, P., Lord, A., & Dunning, R. J. (2019). Evaluating the validity of the population and household projections underpinning the Wirral Local Plan: A response to public submissions.

    Is there a relationship between planning culture and the value of planning gain? Evidence from England (Journal article)

    Dunning, R. J., Keskin, B., Lord, A., & Buck, M. (2019). Is there a relationship between planning culture and the value of planning gain? Evidence from England. Town Planning Review. doi:10.3828/tpr.2019.29

    DOI: 10.3828/tpr.2019.29

    Can the market be tamed? A thought experiment on the value(s) of planning (Journal article)

    Lord, A., & Gu, Y. (2019). Can the market be tamed? A thought experiment on the value(s) of planning. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 51(1), 11-24. doi:10.1177/0308518X18784600

    DOI: 10.1177/0308518x18784600

    2018

    Fear: An Underexplored Motivation for Planners’ Behaviour? (Journal article)

    Sturzaker, J., & Lord, A. (2018). Fear: An Underexplored Motivation for Planners’ Behaviour?. Planning Practice & Research, 33(4), 359-371. doi:10.1080/02697459.2017.1378982

    DOI: 10.1080/02697459.2017.1378982

    Getting the Planners Off Our Backs: Questioning the Post-Political Nature of English Planning Policy (Journal article)

    Lord, A., & Tewdwr-Jones, M. (n.d.). Getting the Planners Off Our Backs: Questioning the Post-Political Nature of English Planning Policy. Planning Practice & Research, 1-15. doi:10.1080/02697459.2018.1480194

    DOI: 10.1080/02697459.2018.1480194

    The Incidence, Value and Delivery of Planning Obligations and Community Infrastructure Levy in England in 2016-17 (Report)

    Dunning, R. J., Lord, A., Dockerill, B., Gemma, B., Adrian, C., Tony, C., . . . Craig, W. (n.d.). The Incidence, Value and Delivery of Planning Obligations and Community Infrastructure Levy in England in 2016-17: The Incidence, Value and Delivery of Planning Obligations and Community Infrastructure Levy in England in 2016-17. Government repository: Her Majesty's Stationery Office. Retrieved from https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/

    2017

    The Planners’ Dream Goes Wrong? Questioning Citizen-Centred Planning (Journal article)

    Lord, A., Mair, M. D., Sturzaker, J., & Jones, P. (2017). The Planners’ Dream Goes Wrong? Questioning Citizen-Centred Planning. Local Government Studies, 43(3), 344-363. doi:10.1080/03003930.2017.1288618

    DOI: 10.1080/03003930.2017.1288618

    What price planning? Re-imagining planning as as market maker. (Journal article)

    Lord, A. D., & o' brien, P. (2017). What price planning? Re-imagining planning as as market maker.. Planning Theory and Practice, 18(2), 217-232. doi:10.1080/14649357.2017.1286369

    DOI: 10.1080/14649357.2017.1286369

    'Where it’s at’: fashions and fads in British local economic-development policy (Chapter)

    Lord, A. D. (2017). 'Where it’s at’: fashions and fads in British local economic-development policy. In I. Deas, & S. Hincks (Eds.), Territorial Policy and Governance: Alternative Paths (pp. 147-163). Oxford: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315734644

    DOI: 10.4324/9781315734644

    2015

    Planning as 'market maker': how planning is used to stimulate development in Germany, France and the Netherlands (Report)

    Lord, A., O'Brien, P. P., Sykes, O., & Sturzaker, J. (2015). Planning as 'market maker': how planning is used to stimulate development in Germany, France and the Netherlands: Planning as 'market maker': how planning is used to stimulate development in Germany, France and the Netherlands (RTPI Research Report no. 11).

    Questioning the concept of market failure in housing: the case of Housing Market Renewal in Liverpool (Journal article)

    Couch, C., Lord, A., & Cocks, M. (2015). Questioning the concept of market failure in housing: the case of Housing Market Renewal in Liverpool. International Journal of Housing Policy, 15(4), 461-490. doi:10.1080/14616718.2015.1076629

    DOI: 10.1080/14616718.2015.1076629

    City-Regions in Prospect? Exploring the Meeting Points Between Place and Practice (Book)

    Jones, K. E., Lord, A., & Shields, R. (2015). City-Regions in Prospect? Exploring the Meeting Points Between Place and Practice.

    Regional Planning (Chapter)

    Lord, A., & Tewdwr-Jones, M. (2015). Regional Planning. In International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (pp. 129-133). Elsevier. doi:10.1016/b978-0-08-097086-8.74036-0

    DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-08-097086-8.74036-0

    2014

    Towards a non-theoretical understanding of planning (Journal article)

    Lord, A. (2014). Towards a non-theoretical understanding of planning. Planning Theory, 13(1), 26-43. doi:10.1177/1473095213477642

    DOI: 10.1177/1473095213477642

    2011

    Whither a Europe of the (English) regions? Reflections on the prospects for the representation of English territorial interests in Europe (Journal article)

    Sykes, O., & Lord, A. (2011). Whither a Europe of the (English) regions? Reflections on the prospects for the representation of English territorial interests in Europe. Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit, 26(6-7), 486-499. doi:10.1177/0269094211418895

    DOI: 10.1177/0269094211418895

    Putting a price on planning: an information economics approach to understanding spatial planning (Book)

    Lord, A. D. (2011). Putting a price on planning: an information economics approach to understanding spatial planning. Oxford: Routledge.

    The transfer of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) as an urban policy for spatially targeted economic development (Journal article)

    Squires, G., & Lord, A. D. (2011). The transfer of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) as an urban policy for spatially targeted economic development. Land Use Policy.

    2010

    Making Plans: The Role of Evidence in England's Reformed Spatial Planning System (Journal article)

    Lord, A., & Hincks, S. (2010). Making Plans: The Role of Evidence in England's Reformed Spatial Planning System. Planning Practice & Research, 25(4), 477-496. doi:10.1080/02697459.2010.511019

    DOI: 10.1080/02697459.2010.511019

    2009

    From land-use to 'spatial planning': Reflections on the reform of the English planning system (Journal article)

    Shaw, D., & Lord, A. (2009). From land-use to 'spatial planning': Reflections on the reform of the English planning system. Town Planning Review, 80(4-5), 415-436. doi:10.3828/tpr.2009.5

    DOI: 10.3828/tpr.2009.5

    The Community Infrastructure Levy: An Information Economics Approach to Understanding Infrastructure Provision under England's Reformed Spatial Planning System (Journal article)

    Lord, A. (2009). The Community Infrastructure Levy: An Information Economics Approach to Understanding Infrastructure Provision under England's Reformed Spatial Planning System. Planning Theory & Practice, 10(3), 333-349. doi:10.1080/14649350903229778

    DOI: 10.1080/14649350903229778

    Mind the Gap. The Theory and Practice of State Rescaling: Institutional Morphology and the ‘New’ City-regionalism (Journal article)

    Lord, A. (2009). Mind the Gap. The Theory and Practice of State Rescaling: Institutional Morphology and the ‘New’ City-regionalism. Space and Polity, 13(2), 77-92. doi:10.1080/13562570902999726

    DOI: 10.1080/13562570902999726

    Business Improvement Districts and the Discourse of Contractualism (Journal article)

    Peel, D., Lloyd, G., & Lord, A. (2009). Business Improvement Districts and the Discourse of Contractualism. European Planning Studies, 17(3), 401-422. doi:10.1080/09654310802618044

    DOI: 10.1080/09654310802618044

    From land-use to 'spatial planning'; reflections on the reform of the English Planning system (Journal article)

    Shaw, D. P., & Lord, A. (2009). From land-use to 'spatial planning'; reflections on the reform of the English Planning system. Town Planning Review, 80(4-5), 415-436.

    From land-use to spatial planning: reflections on the reform of the English planning system (Journal article)

    Shaw, D., & Lord, A. D. (2009). From land-use to spatial planning: reflections on the reform of the English planning system. Town Planning Review, 80(4-5), 416-435.

    International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography (Book)

    Tewdwr-Jones, M., & Lord, A. D. (Eds.) (2009). International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography. Oxford: Elsevier.

    2008

    Infrastructure delivery: Spatial Plans in Practice;Supporting the Reform of local planning (Report)

    Baker, M., Hinks, S., Shaw, D., & Lord, A. (2008). Infrastructure delivery: Spatial Plans in Practice;Supporting the Reform of local planning. London: HMSO.

    Mind the gap. The theory and practice of state rescaling: institutional morphology and the 'new' city-regionalism (Conference Paper)

    Lord, A. D. (2008). Mind the gap. The theory and practice of state rescaling: institutional morphology and the 'new' city-regionalism. In M. Gdesz (Ed.), 2nd International Symposiuim on Planning, Law and Property Rights (pp. 174-201). Warsaw: University of Warsaw.

    2007

    The cultural turn? Culture change and what it means for spatial planning in England (Journal article)

    Shaw, D., & Lord, A. (2007). The cultural turn? Culture change and what it means for spatial planning in England. Planning Practice and Research, 22(1), 63-78. doi:10.1080/02697450601173538

    DOI: 10.1080/02697450601173538

    2006

    From a New Regionalism to an Unusual Regionalism? The Emergence of Non-standard Regional Spaces and Lessons for the Territorial Reorganisation of the State (Journal article)

    Deas, L., & Lord, A. (2006). From a New Regionalism to an Unusual Regionalism? The Emergence of Non-standard Regional Spaces and Lessons for the Territorial Reorganisation of the State. Urban Studies, 43(10), 1847-1877. doi:10.1080/00420980600838143

    DOI: 10.1080/00420980600838143