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- Chair of Urban and Regional Development
- The Bartlett School of Planning
- The Bartlett School
- Faculty of the Built Environment
In addition Nick has authored and co edited the following books which cover these subjects.
Phelps, N.A. and Raines, P. (Eds) (2003) The New Competition for Inward Investment: Companies, Institutions and Regional Development. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham. pp.xiii + 231
Phelps, N.A. and Alden, J. (Eds.) (1999) FDI and the Global Economy: Corporate and Institutional Dynamics of Global-Localisation. The Stationery Office, Norwich. pp. xvi+314
Phelps, N.A. (1997) Multinationals and European Integration: Trade, Investment and Regional Development. Jessica Kingsley, London. pp. x+181
Nick has also written extensively on the subject of industrial clustering and economic agglomeration as these affect city-region economies. His key publications here are in the journals Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers (1992), Progress in Human Geography (2003) and Urban Studies (2004).
More recently, as a result of research funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (2000 and 2008) and the British Academy (2002), Nick has been involved with colleagues in researching into the politics of development processes at the urban edge and their implicatons for undertanding the political and plannning dynamics of ciy-regions. Nick is the European Reserach Cluster leader for a unique international collaborative research network administered from York University in Canada in a project funded from 2010 to 2017. These collaborations have led to a number of important papers in the journals Urban Studies (2003, 2011), Environment & Planning A (2010) and International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (2005).
Key books from this rsearch are the following:
Phelps, N.A. and Wu, F. (Eds.) (2011) International Perspectives on Suburbanization: a Post-suburban World? Palgrave-MacMillan, Basingstoke.
Phelps, N.A., Parsons, N., Ballas, D. and Dowling, A. (2006) Post-suburban Europe: Planning and Politics at the Margins of Europe’s Capital Cities. Palgrave-MacMillan, Basingstoke. pp.xiii +233
Most recently Nick has been involved with research concerned with understanding the planning of urban sprawl in the UK and the planning and political possibilities for re-planning or re-working suburban space in the United States in research projects funded by the British Academy (2007, 2010). The key publications to date from this strand of work are:
Phelps, N.A. (2012) An anatomy of sprawl: Planning and Politics in Britain. Routledge, London.
Nick Phelps gained a BA (Hons) Geography from University College London and a PhD (Geography) from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
He taught as a Lecturer at the Department of City & Regional Planning, Cardiff University and the School of Geography, University of Leeds and as a Reader in Economic Geography at the School of Geography, University of Southampton.
His research interests cover economic geography, economic development, urban sociology, geography and planning. He is currently on the editorial advisory boards of Economic Geography, Journal of Economic Geography, Environment & Planning C and has served on the advisory boards of Environment & Planning B, International Planning Studies and Local Economy.
Economics of Cities and Their Regions (BSc year 2): An intermediate course covering the main theories of urban and regional economic development and associated planning and economic development policy issues.
International Planning (MSc International Planning): A course that considers bothe commonalities and differences among national planning systems.
Urban Problems and Problematics (MSc Urban Regeneration): A course that considers the main approaches to understanding urban economic change and the prospects for urban regeneration.
Contribution to Cities Space and Power module on MSc Urban Studies
Contribution to Spatial Planning on MSc Spatial Planning
|1992||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy||University of Newcastle upon Tyne|
|1987||BA Hons||Bachelor of Arts (Honours)||University College London|