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Property, Space and Capital key publications

Higgins, D. and Perera, T. (2018) ‘Advancing real estate decision making: understanding known, unknown and unknowable risks’, vol. 36 no. 4 pp. 373-384 

Mintah, K., Higgins, D. and Callanan, J. (2018) ’A real option approach for the valuation of switching output flexibility in residential property investment’, vol. 23 no. 2 pp. 133-151 

Mintah, K., Callanan, J., Higgins, D. and Wakefield, R. (2018) ‘Staging optional application to residential development: real options approach’, vol. 11 no. 1 pp. 101-116 

Higgins, D. (2016) ’Residential property market performance and extreme risk measures’,  vol. 22 no. 3 pp. 21-32 

He, M., Brownlee, A., Lee, T., Wright, J. and Taylor, S. (2015) ‘Multi-objective optimization for a large scale retrofit program for the housing stock in the North East of England’, vol. 78 pp. 854-859 

Planning Governance and Communities key publications

Carter, C.(2020) ‘The ethics of human intervention on behalf of ‘others’’, Environmental Values vol. 29 no. 1 pp. 1-7

Collins, B. (2020) ‘ “It’s not talked about”: the risk of failure in practice in sustainability experiments’,  Environmental Innovations and Societal Transitions vol 35 pp 77-87

Larkham, P.J. (2020) ‘Bombed churches, war memorials and the changing English urban landscape’, Change over Time vol. 9 no. 1 pp. 48-71. DOI: 10.1353/cot.2019.0004

Adams, D., Smith, M., Larkham, P.J. and Abidin, J. (2020) ‘Encounters with a future past: navigating the shifting urban atmospheres of place’, Journal of Urban Design vol. 25 no. 3 pp. 308-327 DOI:

Deng, L. and Larkham, P.J. (2020) ‘Governance of conservation area boundaries: agents and agencies in decision making’, Planning Practice and Research. DOI:

Li, A., Hijazi, I.H., Lusk, A. and Larkham, P.J. (2020) ‘Rethinking placemaking: aligning placeness factors with perceived urban design qualities to improve the built environment in historical districts’, Urban Design International. DOI:

Nikologianni, A., Moore, K. and Larkham, P.J. (2020) ‘Climate emergency adaption and sustainable management strategies in rural and agricultural landscapes’,Infrastructures vol. 5 no. 11 paper 97. DOI:

Schiessel Harvey, N. (2019) The Value of Inland Waterways: A literature review. Inland Waterways Association

Adams, D. and Larkham, P.J. (2019)  Routledge, Abingdon  

Bold, J., Larkham, P.J. and Pickard, R. (eds) (2018) , Bloomsbury, London 

Carter, C. and Reed, M. (2016) ‘Parks and climate change: Challenges to the protected area landscape and emerging policy and management responses’, in Hammer, T., Mose, I., Siegrist, D. and Weixlbaumer, N. (eds)  Oekom, Munich 

Gullino S., Seetzen H., Pacchi C. and Cerulli C. (2019) ‘Interpreting patterns of interaction between civic activism and government agency in civic crowdfunding campaigns’, vol. 45 no. 2 pp. 253-272 

Gullino S., Cerulli, C., Seetzen, H. and Pacchi, C. (2018) ‘Citizen-led micro-regeneration: case studies of civic crowdfunding in London and Milan’, in Fisker, J.K., Chiappini, L., Pugalis, L. and Bruzzese, A. (eds)The Production of Alternative Urban Spaces: An International Dialogue Routledge, London 

Larkham, P.J. (2018) ‘Disasters: recovery, replanning, reconstruction and resilience’, in Hein, C. (ed.)   Routledge, New York 

Larkham, P.J. (2016) Replanning post-war Birmingham: process, product and longevity’, vol. 46 pp. 2-26 (theme issue on European postwar reconstruction) 

Nikologianni, A., Moore, K. and Larkham, P.J. (2019) ‘Making sustainable regional design strategies successful’, vol. 11 issue 4 paper no. 1024. Open access 

Obremski, H and Carter, C.E. (2019) ‘Can self-build housing improve social sustainability within low-income groups?’ vol. 90 no. 2 pp. 167-194

Scott, A.J., Carter, C. (2018) ‘Mainstreaming ecosystem science in spatial planning practice: exploiting a hybrid opportunity space’, vol. 70 pp. 232-246 Open access at 

Building and Urban Sustainability key publications

Carter, C. (2017) ‘Changing the nature of Green Infrastructure city governance in Birmingham: a policy and practice evaluation’, paper presented at the Panacea Green Infrastructure conference, Essen 

Collins, B. (2017) ‘”It’s Not Talked About”: The risk of failure in practice in sustainability experiments’, paper presented at the 13th Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference, Tampere

Collins, B. (2015) ‘Strategic Planning in the Era of State Rollback: The Case of Energy Efficiency’, paper presented at the UK and Ireland Planning Conference, 9-11th September, South Bank University, London. 

Collins, B., Boyd, D. and Curzon, R. (2017) ‘Exploring local projects for sustainable energy in system transition: local perceptions of success’, vol 29 pp 1076-1088 

He, M., Brownlee, A., Lee, T., Wright, J. and Taylor, S. (2015) ‘Multi-objective optimization for a large scale retrofit program for the housing stock in the North East of England’, vol. 78 pp. 854-859 

He, M., Lee, T., Taylor, S., Firth, S.K. and Lomas, K.J. (2015) ‘Coupling a stochastic occupancy model to Energy Plus to predict hourly thermal demand of a neighbourhood’, paper presented at the 14th Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation AssociationHyderabard, India 

Lee, T. (2018) ‘Modelling progress in the energy-efficient retrofit in the private rented sector’, Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment, London 

Nikologianni, A., Moore, K. and Larkham, P.J. (2017) Effective ways to deliver sustainability in urban and regional landscape strategies’, vol. 1189 pp. 131-136  

Oluwayemi, O., Proverbs, D. and Collins, B. (2017) ‘The barriers and opportunities to the retrofit of sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) towards improving flood risk mitigation in urban areas in the UK’, paper presented at the International Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) Conference

Perera, T. and Higgins, D. (2017) ‘Theoretical overview of known, unknown and unknowable risks for property decision making’, paper presented at the PRRES Conference 

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Placemaking: Processes and Practices

The Placemaking report combines expertise from across the Property, Planning and Policies research group and seeks to embed the principles of placemaking across a series of important topics.

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