Staff Profile:Professor Kathy (Kathryn) Pain
- Professor Kathy (Kathryn) Pain
- Job Title:
- ALDAR Professor of Real Estate Development
- Areas of Interest:
- Research groups / Centres:
- Diploma in Town Planning, PhD (Reading).
- Corporate Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute,
- Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
- Associate Director, Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Research Network, Loughborough University.
- Fellow, The Young Foundation, London.
Kathy is a professional urban planner and geographer. She is a Corporate Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. She has previously worked as a Senior Planner at the London Borough of Hillingdon and as an academic at the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS) University of Birmingham, the Open University, the Young Foundation London, and the Department of Geography Loughborough University. Kathy is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors 'Vision for Cities' Task Group. She is featured on the RICS Global Sustainability website.
Kathy's research specializes in the impact of contemporary processes of globalization on cities and regions in the UK, Europe and overseas. Her work covers four interrelated theoretical-empirical strands:
- Global city agglomeration and economic and real estate development in the world service economy.
- The international network dynamics and geographies of advanced, knowledge-intensive, financial and business services.
- Global mega-city region economic and spatial development and sustainability.
- Strategic policy and planning for urban development in C21st economic globalization.
Kathy's research has informed academic and policy thinking on urban and regional developments in the UK, Europe, North America and Pacific Asia, including: the UK Treasury fourth economic test for entry to Economic Monetary Union on the financial services industry and City wholesale markets; the South East England Statutory Regional Policy Guidance Review; Canada's Asia Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative; regional development of the Yangtze River Delta (YRD) China; the United States Regional Plan Association mega-regions research; the New South Wales, Australia, Department of State and Regional Development on the Sydney global city-region; the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development on global city development and sustainability; and and the East Asian Pan-Yellow Sea Region (PYSR). Kathy co-directed the EUR 2.4m INTERREG IIIB 2003-2006 North West Europe POLYNET: Sustainable Management of European Mega-City Regions study with Regional Studies Association President, Sir Peter Hall.
She was Principal Investigator at Loughborough University for the 2008 Project to Map and Measure the Absorptive Capacity of UK Cities and Regions funded by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. She was Principal Investigator at the University of Reading for the Economic and Social Research Council 2009-10 study Benchmarking the World City Network: City Connectivities on the Eve of the Financial Crisis (Lead Partner Loughborough University). She was a co-researcher at the University of Reading for the 2009 UK Reading Diamond Local Economic Assessment and she is currently UK Principal Investigator for the 2010-12 European Spatial Observation Network research project TIGER - Territorial Impact of Globalization for Europe and its Regions (Lead Partner Université Libre de Bruxelles).
Pain, K., 'New Worlds' for 'Old'? Twenty-First-Century Century Gateways and Corridors: Reflections on a European spatial perspective" International Journal of Urban & Regional Research, published online 01 December, 2010 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-2427.2010.01005.x/abstract.
Pain, K., "Londres, The place to be", Sciences Humaines, Les Grands Dossiers, 17, 2009, 30-32.
Knox, P. and Pain, K., "International Homogeneity in Architecture and Urban Development?" Special issue on International Real Estate Markets, Global Real Estate Industry, Informationen zur Raumentwicklung (IzR), 34(2), 2010, 417-428.
Pain, K., review of "China and Europe - The implications of the rise of China for European space by Klaus R Kunzmann, Willy A Schmid and Martina Koll-Schretzenmayr, (eds.), London/New York, Routledge, 2009" Raumforschung und Raumordnung,68(3), 2010, 237-238.
Pain, K., review of "The Making of Global City Regions: Johannesburg, Mumbai/Bombay, São Paulo, and Shanghai by Klaus Segbers, (ed.), Baltimore, John Hopkins, 2007" International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 34(2), 2010, 439-440.
Halbert, L., Pain, K., "Services Globeaux, Geographies Locales: Les services advances aux enterprises dans les metropoles de Londres et Paris", Cybergeo : European Journal of Geography, Espace, Société, Territoire, article 510, November 2010, http://cybergeo.revues.org/index23337.html.
Pain, K., Ardinat, G., "French Cities", Global Urban Analysis: A survey of cities in globalization, Taylor, P.J., Ni, P.F., Derudder, B., Hoyler, M., Huang, J., Earthscan, 2010, pp 231-244.
Pain, K., Prentice, B.E., "Canadian Cities", Global Urban Analysis: A survey of cities in globalization, Taylor, P.J., Ni, P.F., Derudder, B., Hoyler, M., Huang,J., Earthscan, 2010, pp 251-255.
Pain, K. "Outsourcing and offshoring in business services - new dynamics, new territorial opportunities?" Regions, (274), Summer 2009.
Taylor, P.J., Ni, P.F., Derudder, B., Hoyler, M., Huang, J., Lv, F., Pain, K., Witlox, F., Bassens, D., Shen, W. "The way we were: Command and control centres in the global space economy on the eve of the 2008 geo-economic transition" Environment and Planning A, 40(1), 2009.
Taylor, P.J., Hoyler, M., Pain, K. and Harrison, J., review of "Cities as Worlds, Worlds as Cities, Commentaries on World City by Doreen Massey, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2007 - A Global Sense of Flow?", Area, 40(3), 2008.
Pain, K. and Hall, P., "Informational Quantity versus Informational Quality: The perils of navigating the space of flows", Regional Studies, 42(8), 2008.
Taylor, P., Evans, D. and Pain, K., "Application of the Inter-Locking Network Model to Mega City-Regions: Measuring Polycentricity within and beyond City-Regions", Regional Studies, 42(8), 2008.
Pain, K., "Examining Core-Periphery Relationships in a Global Mega-City Region - The Case of London and South East England", Regional Studies, 42(8), 2008.
Pain, K., "Spaces of practice in advanced business services: rethinking London-Frankfurt relations", Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 26(2), 2008.
Pain, K., "Urban Regions and Economic Development", Connecting Cities: City-Regions, Johnson, C., Hu, R. and Abedin, S., Metropolis Congress 2008, Sydney, Australia, 2008.
Pain, K., ''Integrating the European Space - Flows and places in North West European city-region networks'', in Cities and Networks in Europe, Cattan, N., John Libbey Eurotext, Montrouge, France, 2007.
Pain, K., ''City of London Global Village: Understanding the Square Mile in a Post-Industrial World Economy'', in The Geo-Politics of the City, Barber, S., European Research Forum, London, UK, 2007.
Cook, G.A.S., Pandit, N.R., Beaverstock, J.V., Taylor, P.J. and Pain, K., ''The role of location in knowledge creation and diffusion: evidence of centripetal and centrifugal forces in the City of London financial services agglomeration'', Environment and Planning A, 39(6), 2007.
Hall, P. and Pain, K. (eds), The Polycentric Metropolis: Learning from mega-city regions in Europe, Earthscan, London, 2006.
Pain, K., ''Policy Challenges of Functional Polycentricity in a Global Mega-City Region: South East England'', Built Environment, 32(2), 2006.
Halbert, L., Pain, K. and Thierstein, A., ''European Polycentricity and Emerging Mega-City Regions - 'One size fits all' policy?'', Built Environment, 32(2), 2006.
Beaverstock, J.V., Hoyler, M., Pain, K. and Taylor, P.J., ''In London's long shadow: Frankfurt in the European space of flows'', in Relocating Global Cities: From the Center to the Margins, Amen, M., Archer, K. and Bosman, N.M., Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham, Md., 2006.
Beaverstock, J.V., Hoyler, M., Pain, K. and Taylor, P.J., ''Demystifying the Euro in European financial centre relations: London and Frankfurt, 2000-2001'', Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 13(2), 2005.
Beaverstock, J.V., Hoyler, M., Pain, K. and Taylor, P.J., ''London and Frankfurt: competition or synergy?'', in International Investor, Shearlock, P. (ed), Sovereign Publications, London, 2003.
Hoyler, M. and Pain, K., ''London and Frankfurt as world cities: changing local-global relations'', in Stadt und Region: Dynamik von Lebenswelten, Mayr, A., Meurer, M. and Vogt, J. (eds), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geographie, Leipzig, 2002.
Cochrane, A. and Pain, K., ''A Globalising Society?'', in A Globalising World? Culture, Economics, Politics, Held, D., Routledge, London, 2000 (second edition 2004).
Blowers, A. and Pain, K., ''The Unsustainable City?'', in Understanding Cities: Unruly Cities? Order/Disorder, Pile, S., Brook, C. and Mooney, G., Routledge, London, 1999.
Brook, C. and Pain, K. (eds), Understanding Cities: City Themes, The Open University, Milton Keynes, 1999.