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Professor Alan Townsend

Professor in the Department of Geography

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Research Interests

  • Planning studies
  • Regeneration
  • Regional development and affairs
  • The changing geography of employment
  • Unemployment and industry

Selected Publications

Chapter in book

  • N. Coe & A.R. Townsend (2002). The spatial configuration of inter-firm networks in producer services agglomerations. In Global competition and local networks. Ashgate. 280-312.

Journal Article

  • A.R. Townsend (2003). Build a professional bridge; planning and the recruitment process in regeneration. Planning
  • J. Liddle & A.R. Townsend (2003). Reflections on the development of local strategic Partnerships: key emerging issues. Local Governance 29(1): 37-54.
  • J. Tully & A.R. Townsend (2003). The legacy of the development corporations: from heavy engineering to call centres. Northern Economic Review (33/34): 80-95.
  • A.R. Townsend (2002). Contradictions in planning education. Planning Practice and Research 14: 21.
  • A.R. Townsend (2002). Public speaking rights, members and officers in a planning committee. Planning Practice and Research 17(1): 59-68.
  • A.R. Townsend (2001). Diversification de las salidas profesionales para los geografos y las geografas en el Reino Unido. Documents d'Analisi Geografica 39: 57-74.
  • B. Thomas & A.R. Townsend (2001). New trends in the growth of tourism employment in the UK in the 1990's. Tourism Economics 7: 295-310.

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