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Kevin Muldoon-Smith

Lecturer

Department: Architecture and Built Environment

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I am a Lecturer in Built Environment Adaptation and Investment in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment at Northumbria University and co-founder of R3intelligence Consultancy. After several years working in the field of urban regeneration, I completed a doctorate in building obsolescence and adaptive re-use in 2015 before taking up a full-time Lectureship at Northumbria University in 2016. Following my PhD studies, I have developed three new interrelated fields of study.

1) Public Sector Finance – I am particularly interested in the nature and reform of land and property tax (Business Rates in the UK), its relationship with the changing world of work, and how this income can be retained for public policy objectives under conditions of austerity. I was recently called as an expert witness to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee into Business Rates.

2) Stranded Assets and Built Environment Adaptation – where I investigate how new demand and legislative drivers (for example global minimum energy use rules) are stranding property assets and how this threat can be countered through methods of adaptation.

3) Knowledge Management – inspired by the writing of Michael Polanyi, where I investigate the generation, dynamics and transference of tacit expertise in the face of new modes of learning, teaching and working (for example austerity and property tech).

I also work with Professor Paul Greenhalgh, conducting research into spatial modelling and dynamics of commercial property markets using information bi-products from national property valuation data and business rates.

In partnership with students, alumni and practice, I am committed to developing authentic learning environments that give current and prospective students the experience, core skills, and competencies for the new world of work.

Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears (Italo Calvino, 1972).

http://r3intelligence.co.uk/ 

Campus Address

Newcastle City Campus
Sutherland Building (room 114)
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST

Qualifications

  • Other Courses MSc June 30 2012
  • Cultural Studies MSc June 30 2004
  • Fellow Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBS) 2014

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Is it possible to incentivise and capture local wealth?, Muldoon-Smith, K. 1 May 2019, In: Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit
  • Suspect foundations, Muldoon-Smith, K., Greenhalgh, P. 9 Apr 2019, In: Energy Research and Social Science
  • Investigating Retail Property Market Dynamics through Spatial Accessibility Measures, Adebayo, A., Greenhalgh, P., Muldoon-Smith, K. 11 Mar 2019, In: Journal of European Real Estate Research
  • Experimental spatial modelling of commercial property stock using GIS, Greenhalgh, P., Muldoon-Smith, K., Adebayo, A., Ellis, J. 29 Jun 2018, European Real Estate Society 25th Annual Conference
  • Understanding climate-related stranded assets in the global real estate sector, Muldoon-Smith, K., Greenhalgh, P. 10 May 2018, Stranded Assets and the Environment, Taylor & Francis
  • From Property Value to Public Value, Muldoon-Smith, K., Greenhalgh, P. 1 Feb 2018
  • Debate, Muldoon-Smith, K., Greenhalgh, P. 2 Jan 2018, In: Public Money and Management
  • Civic Financialisation, Muldoon-Smith, K., Greenhalgh, P. 17 Nov 2017, Developing England’s North, Palgrave
  • A Taxonomy of Data and Software Tools for Geo-Spatial Analysis of Town and City Centre Retail Space, Adebayo, J., Greenhalgh, P., Muldoon-Smith, K. 16 Oct 2017, In: The Terrier: Journal of the Association of Chief Estates Surveyors
  • Mitigating Office Obsolescence: The Agile Future, Greenhalgh, P., Muldoon-Smith, K. 5 Sep 2017

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My principle areas of research interest are in three interelated areas:

1) Public Sector Finance – I am particularly interested in the nature and reform of land and property tax (Business Rates in the UK), its relationship with the changing world of work, and how this income can be retained for public policy objectives under conditions of austerity. I was recently called as an expert witness to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee into Business Rates.

2) Stranded Assets and Built Environment Adaptation – where I investigate how new demand and legislative drivers (for example global minimum energy use rules) are stranding property assets and how this threat can be countered through methods of adaptation.

3) Knowledge Management – inspired by the writing of Michael Polanyi, where I investigate the generation, dynamics and transference of tacit expertise in the face of new modes of learning, teaching and working (for example austerity and property tech).

I also work with Professor Paul Greenhalgh, conducting research into spatial modelling and dynamics of commercial property markets using information bi-products from national property valuation data and business rates.

PGR Supervision

Besmira Dyca Start: 01/10/2018


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