Brendan Murtagh


  • Room 03.004 - David Keir Building

    United Kingdom

1992 …2020

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Contested cities and planning, social economics and urban regeneration.

Research Statement

Brendan Murtagh


Brendan Murtagh is a Chartered Town Planner and Reader in the School of Planning Architecture and Civil Engineering at Queens University Belfast. He has researched and written widely on urban regeneration, conflict and community participation. His recent books include, The Politics of Territory, Segregation, Violence and the City, and Understanding The Social Economy and the Third Sector.


Planning Theory, Spatial Planning Practice and Urban Regeneration.

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Research Output

Fashioning a city of culture: ‘life and place changing’ or ’12 month party’?

Boland, P., Murtagh, B. & Shirlow, P., 28 Feb 2019, In : International Journal of Cultural Policy. 25, 2, p. 246-265

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 12 Citations (Scopus)
    382 Downloads (Pure)

    Shared space in post-conflict Belfast

    Herrault, H. & Murtagh, B., 26 Sep 2019, In : Space and Polity.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Social economics, poverty and violence after peace

    Murtagh, B., Grounds, A., Boland, P. & Fox-Rogers, L., 07 Mar 2019, p. 1-20. 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Social Economics and the Solidarity City

    Murtagh, B., 01 Jan 2019, London: Routeldge. 191 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Social finance and community development: exploring egalitarian possibilities

    Murtagh, B. & Goggin, N., 23 Jan 2019, Funding, power and community development. McCrea, N. & Finnegan, F. (eds.). Bristol: Policy Press, p. 71-86 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)


    • 1 Participation in conference
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 KTP & Consultancy in kind

    International Healthy Cities Conference 2018

    Brendan Murtagh (Participant), , Geraint Ellis (Participant), , Sara Ferguson (Participant), & Claire Cleland (Participant)

    01 Oct 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Business Diversification and Growth Associate

    Brendan Murtagh (Advisor), , Linda Fox-Rogers (Advisor), & Sara Moutinho Barbosa de Melo (Advisor)

    01 Dec 201830 Nov 2020

    Activity: Consultancy typesKTP & Consultancy in kind

    E-Assessment and Feedback for Effective Course Transformation

    Urmi Sengupta (Participant), , Kathryn Bassett (Participant), & Brendan Murtagh (Participant)

    01 Mar 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course



    Migration to new destinations: Local migrant experiences in a globalised world

    Author: Murphy, A., Jul 2015

    Supervisor: McAreavey, R. (Supervisor), Muir, J. (Supervisor) & Murtagh, B. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy