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Power and politics in planning practice; Social dimensions of flood risk management; Value capture in urban planning; The neoliberalisation of the state and planning.

20092019
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Dr. Linda Fox-Rogers is a lecturer in spatial planning in the School of Natural & Built Environment at Queen's University Belfast. Linda graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2007 with a B.A. (Mod) in Geography and Sociology and is a fully qualified planner having obtained a Masters in Regional and Urban Planning in University College Dublin (UCD) in 2009. She also holds a PhD in Planning and Environmental Policy from UCD and has experience of working within the private planning and procurement sectors. Linda currently sits on the Council of the Irish Planning Institute and is the Chair and Convenor of the Institute's  Policy and Research Committee.

Linda's research is guided by her interest in the analysis of governance processes in the fields of land-use planning, urban development and environmental policy. She is particularly interested in exploring how the uneven power dynamics between the multiple stakeholders in the planning system play out to produce substantive social, economical and environmental outcomes which often negate sound planning practice. Set against this concern, her research spans three thematic areas: 1) Power and politics in the planning system; 2) The neoliberalisation of the state and planning; and 3) The creative economy and regional development policy. 

Linda has been successful in attracting funding from the Irish Research Council where she was awarded a  Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Award and Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Award in 2010 and 2014 respectively. Her work has been disseminated at a range of international and national conferences and is published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals such as Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design; Cities; Planning TheoryGeoforum, Town Planning ReviewGrowth and Change., and International Planning Studies

 

Research Statement

Dr. Fox-Rogers is interested in understanding how the production of the built environment and its various social, economic and environmental ramifications not only reflect, but also reproduce the uneven power dynamics that are inherent within advanced capitalist societies. Set against this concern, her research spans three thematic areas: 1) Power and politics in the planning system; 2) The neoliberalisation of the state and planning; and 3) The creative economy and regional development policy.

1)         Power and politics in the planning system

Linda has a deep interest in advancing our understanding of how issues of power and politics permeate the planning process. This research strand underpinned her PhD thesis, the central objective of which was to examine how power relations arise between key stakeholders in the planning system, the mechanisms by which power is exerted, and how such power imbalances become manifested as social, economic and environmental outcomes which negate sound planning practice. This body of work has been published in high impact journals such as‘Planning Theory’, ‘Cities’, and ‘Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design’.

2)         Neoliberalisation of the state and planning

This aspect of Linda's research is concerned with critically analysing how the state and its institutions have been transformed under processes of neoliberalisation. Specifically, she is interested in exploring how the planning system in particular has been reoriented towards the interests of private capital at the expense of the common good as new governance arrangements unfold.   Her research in this broad area has been published in ‘Town Planning Review’ and ‘Geoforum’ and has featured in an edited volume which explores issues of neoliberalisation within an Irish context alongside a number of leading international academics within the field of spatial planning and urban studies.

3)         The creative economy and urban regional development

Linda also has a strong interest in examining the influence of the 'creative class' thesis on emergent urban development strategies within the context of the creative and knowledge economy. This aspect of her research is reflected in her involvement in working on an EU FP 6 Project, entitled ‘Accommodating Creative Knowledge – Competitiveness of European Metropolitan Regions within the Enlarged Union’ (ACRE). The project focused on exploring the conditions for stimulating ‘creative knowledge regions’ and examining the core factors influencing the spatial behaviour of employees, managers and skilled migrants within the creative knowledge economy. This aspect of her research has been dissimenated at a number of international conferences and has been published via a commisioned report and a article in ‘Growth and Change’.

Teaching

Dr. Fox-Rogers holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Training from Queen's University Belfast and is currently the module coordinator for the following:

 

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Research Output 2009 2019

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drug
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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
peace
poverty
violence
opportunism

The dark side of community: Clientelism, corruption and legitimacy in rural planning

Fox-Rogers, L., 28 Jan 2019, The Routledge Companion to Rural Planning. Taylor and Francis Inc., p. 142-152 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

social economics
restructuring
violence
peace
poverty
1 Citation (Scopus)
spatial planning
drug
dialogue
geography
planning

Prizes

Early Career Researcher Award (Comended) RTPI Research Excellence Awards

Linda Fox-Rogers (Recipient), Sep 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Early Career Researcher Award 2016 (Winner) RTPI Research Excellence Awards

Linda Fox-Rogers (Recipient), 07 Sep 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship

Linda Fox-Rogers (Recipient), Oct 2015

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Government of Ireland Postgraduate Research Award

Linda Fox-Rogers (Recipient), Oct 2010

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

GSI Postgraduate Thesis Award [Shortlisted]

Linda Fox-Rogers (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2012 2019

Chair of the Irish Planning Institute's Research and Policy Committee

Linda Fox-Rogers (Chair)
Jan 2019 → …

Activity: Consultancy typesContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Planning Theory and Practice (Journal)

Linda Fox-Rogers (Peer reviewer)
Mar 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Council member of the Irish Planning Institute

Linda Fox-Rogers (Advisor)
2018 → …

Activity: Consultancy typesContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Safety Science (Journal)

Linda Fox-Rogers (Peer reviewer)
15 Nov 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

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

Press / Media

Study Planning at Queen's University Belfast UK

Linda Fox-Rogers

27/08/2017

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities