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Lecturer Geography and Planning


    Personal Statement

    Nick Green trained as a Chartered Surveyor specialising in the restoration of historic buildings, before changing career and getting an MPhil in Town Planning in 1995. He completed his PhD on the history of East London's artists‚ studios in 2001, at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London. He has since worked as Policy Officer at the Town and Country Planning Association, as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Community Studies (now The Young Foundation), London, and the University of Manchester. Before moving to Liverpool, Nick was a lecturer in the School of the Built Environment, Salford University.

    My research interests are mostly to do with large-scale spatial planning, or more simply, regional planning. This is to do with the way towns, cities, villages and other settlements interact with one another to create regional systems at a social, economic and environmental level. I explore regional planning through studies of the ways in which settlement patterns, historical geography, commuting patterns and so forth change over time.

    I am also interested in the use of mathematical techniques derived from social network analysis to analyse commuting patterns over time, in particular, the notion of polycentricity, and how this can be measured so that changes in can be analysed over time.

    A further interest, is in the uses of scenarios and futures thinking to try to engage more effectively with how we might deal with changes to our environment over the years and decades ahead.

    I am particularly interested in the settlement patterns of Britain, and how those have changed over the centuries, and am currently completing a collection of essays on this topic, to be published this year.

    To find out more about my research, please follow the link to Research or click on the tab above.

    I welcome expressions of interest from potential PhD students.

    I teach a variety of different modules, but in all of them I encourage students to think of themselves as professional planners in the making. For further details of my teaching, please follow the link to Teaching and Learning or use the tab above.

    I also run the MSc Urban Regeneration and Management Programme which you can read more about by following the link.