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Dr David McGuinness

Assistant Professor

Department: Architecture and Built Environment

I am currently the Programme Leader for the BA Real Estate Programme at Northumbria.  Over the past 15 years I have worked in a number of research and teaching roles at Northumbria, initially at the Centre for Regional Economic Development (CRED) and then the Sustainable Cities Research Institute (SCRI) before finding my present home in the Department of Architecture and the Built Environment.  I contribute to teaching on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the Faculty relating to urban regeneration, planning, sustainable development and research methods.  In terms of research and consultancy I have extensive experience of undertaking applied research across a range of policy areas, including, planning, housing, urban regeneration, economic development and urban sustainability. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and an External Examiner at Sheffield Hallam University.

David McGuinness

My main research interests are urban governance, sub-national and strategic planning, urban regeneration, and wider issues relating to sustainable urban development. I have researched and published in all of these areas over the past decade.

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  • Is Planning the Problem? An analysis of the role of local planning authorities in the provision of housing for an ageing population, McGuinness, D., Hatcher, C., Kirk, R. 5 Sep 2023, UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference 2023
  • Tacit Domains: The Transference of Practitioner Know‐How in Contemporary English Planning Practice, Muldoon-Smith, K., McGuinness, D. 1 Sep 2022, In: Area
  • Does the Diversity of New Build Housing Type and Tenure Have a Positive Influence on Residential Absorption Rates? An Investigation of Housing Completion Rates in Leeds City Region, Greenhalgh, P., Mcguinness, D., Robson, S., Bowers, K. 8 Aug 2021, In: Planning Practice and Research
  • Making the links between the dissertation process and employability: Harnessing the voice of alumni, Kirk, R., McGuinness, D. 4 Jul 2019, Advance HE Teaching & Learning Conference 2019
  • Does one size fit all? Place-neutral national planning policy in England and its impact on housing land supplies and local development plans in North East England, McGuinness, D., Greenhalgh, P., Grainger, P. 28 May 2018, In: Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit
  • Land Value: Permitting the urban growth machine through conversion into alternative use, Muldoon-Smith, K., McGuinness, D., Greenhalgh, P. 29 Aug 2018, RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2018
  • Modular solutions: Disaster, hiatus and opportunity in the ‘meanwhile’ city, Muldoon-Smith, K., McGuinness, D. 31 Aug 2018, RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2018
  • Developing a neighbourhood plan: stories from 'community-led' planning pathfinders, McGuinness, D., Ludwig, C. 18 Jan 2017, Localism and neighbourhood planning: Power to the People?, Bristol, Policy Press
  • Priming the Urban Growth Machine: Bringing Forward Housing Supply for Financialisation in England, Muldoon-Smith, K., McGuinness, D., Greenhalgh, P. 10 Sep 2017, 2017 Annual Conference of the International Sociological Association
    Research Committee 21 on Urban and Regional Development
  • Tacit Planning: transferring practitioner know-how into contemporary practice, Muldoon-Smith, K., McGuinness, D. 31 Aug 2017, RGS-IBG International Conference 2017

  • Urban and Regional Planning PhD January 21 2021
  • Urban Studies MSc June 30 2002
  • Government BA (Hons) June 30 1998
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2000

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