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Neil Adams

Neil Adams

Senior Lecturer, Spatial Planning

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    Law and Social Sciences / Urban, Environment and Leisure Studies
 

Neil is Senior Lecturer in Spatial Planning in the Division of Urban, Environment and Leisure Studies in the School of Law and Social Sciences and has been at LSBU since 2005. After graduating from Cardiff University, Neil worked for local authorities in the UK for a few years before moving to Belgium where he worked for a Brussels based planning consultants for over 10 years.

It was during this time that Neil started working on international projects in Central and Eastern Europe, primarily the Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia in the field of strategic spatial planning and regional development. Neil has worked on numerous EU funded research projects in the ESPON and interreg programmes, both during his time as a consultant and more recently as an academic. Neil has also been engaged a number of times as a consultant by the World Bank to advise on regional development strategies in Poland and has published widely on his research activities.

Neil is Co-Course Director for the postgraduate planning programmes and teaches on a wide range of modules and topics including planning history and principles, policy evaluation and research, strategic spatial planning, European spatial planning, planning cultures, international policy mobility, urban regeneration, sustainable places and professional practice.

Neil is co-Course Director for the postgraduate planning programmes and teaches on a wide range of modules and topics including planning history and principles, policy evaluation and research, strategic spatial planning, European spatial planning, planning cultures, international policy mobility, urban regeneration, sustainable places and professional practice.

Neil has participated in and led numerous international projects in the field of strategic spatial planning and regional development in the last 20 years. He has participated in research projects funded by national and regional governments as well as projects funded by the EUs interreg and ESPON programmes. Neil has been particularly active in various Central Eastern European countries including the Poland and the Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The focus of the projects has varied, including national and regional development and spatial strategies, rural development, European spatial planning and territorial cohesion. Neil has published 2 edited books and a number of book chapters and academic journal articles. His current research interests focus on international policy mobility, planning cultures and practices, spatial planning in Europe and planning history. Neil has been engaged a number of times as consultant for the World Bank advising on regional development strategies in Poland.

View my publications at https://openresearch.lsbu.ac.uk/
  • Member Royal Town Planning Institute

Extensive volunteering for a north-west based cat rescue and also for Chernobyl Children’s Project (UK) working with children with special needs in orphanages in Belarus. Also trying to learn Russian!