Brendan Murtagh


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1992 …2019
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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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Projects 2003 2018

Research Output 1992 2019

8 Citations (Scopus)

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
social economics
public policy

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

Social Economics and the Solidarity City

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

Research output: Book/ReportBook

social economy
social economics

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)

The Regional Development Strategy Northern Ireland: Inequality and balanced development

Murtagh, B., 18 Jan 2019, National Spatial Strtaegies in an Age of Inequality. Boyle, M., Jones, A., Sykes, O. & Wray, I. (eds.). Liverpool: Heseltine Institute University of Liverpool, p. 32 41 p.

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

Northern Ireland
Regional development
Development strategy
Spatial planning

Activities 2013 2018

  • 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., 30 Sep 2014

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

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy