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Dr Emma Street

Associate Professor in Planning and Urban Governance

Research Committee - Outreach
Member: Henley Business School Diversity and Inclusion Committee

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Specialisms

  • Urban policy, planning and governance, 
  • Built environment, 
  • Urban design and architecture

Location

EM 166, Whiteknights Campus

Emma’s research activities cut across the disciplines of urban planning, urban design and architecture. She is interested in the values, assumptions, decisions and processes that shape the way that urban environments look, function and are governed.

Emma is particularly interested in exploring this via what might be seen as the mundane, instrumental or procedural, such as building codes and regulations, urban policies or elements of the planning system. For example, her work as part of the EPSRC-funded cycleBOOM project explored how policies have shaped the landscape of cycling in the UK. Emma is currently working on projects relating to reform of the English planning system and the changing planning profession. She is also working with industry and governmental partners on research into New Town regeneration, and projects relating to gender balance in the property industry. Emma is currently leading Teaching and Learning research projects relating to graduate skills in Real Estate and Planning undergraduate programmes and a second that looks at fostering inclusivity in student group working practices.

Qualifications

  • PhD, King's College London. Thesis: '(Re)shaping the South Bank: The (post) politics of sustainable place-making' (ESRC/CASE, 2007-2011)
  • MSc Public Policy, University of Bristol
  • BSc (Hons) Geography, University of Southampton
  • Fellow: Higher Education Academy

Reference: Bates, L., Parker, G. , Wargent, M. , Linovski, O., Schoneboom, A., Gunn, S., Slade, D., Odeleye, N.-D., Maidment, C. , Shepherd, E. , Doak, J. , Elliot, T., Nicholls, V. , Street, E. , Dobson, M. , Platts, S. and Tasan-Kok, T. (2020) The future of the planning profession. Planning Theory & Practice, 21 (3). pp. 453-480. ISSN 1464-9357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/14649357.2020.1776014
Reference: Parker, G. , Wargent, M. and Street, E. (2020) ‘planning by gaslight’– on reforms, skills and political work in planning. Town and Country Planning. ISSN 0040-9960 (In Press)
Reference: Wargent, M. , Parker, G. and Street, E. (2019) Public-private entanglements: consultant use by local planning authorities in England. European Planning Studies, 28 (1). pp. 192-210. ISSN 1469-5944 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2019.1677565
Reference: Wargent, M. , Parker, G. and Street, E. (2020) Private expertise and the spatial reorganisation of planning in England. In: Jonas, A., Koch, N., Lizotte, C., Luukkonen, J. and Moisio, S. (eds.) Handbook of the Changing Geographies of the State. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham. ISBN 9781788978040
Reference: Parker, G. and Street, E. (2019) ‘Trust me… I’m a planner’. Town and Country Planning, 88 (2). pp. 57-61. ISSN 0040-9960
Reference: Parker, G. , Street, E. and Wargent, M. (2019) Advocates, advisors and scrutineers: the technocracies of private sector planning in England. In: Raco, M. and Savini, F. (eds.) Planning and Knowledge: How New Forms of Technocracy are Shaping Contemporary Cities. Policy Press, Bristol. ISBN 9781447345244
Reference: Parker, G. , Street, E. and Wargent, M. (2018) The rise of the private sector in fragmentary planning in England. Planning Theory and Practice, 19 (5). pp. 734-750. ISSN 1464-9357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/14649357.2018.1532529
Reference: Parker, G. and Street, E. (2018) Enabling participatory planning: planning aid and advocacy in neoliberal times. Policy Press, Bristol, UK, pp141. ISBN 9781447341390
Reference: Wyatt, P. , Street, E. , Cousins, L., Dunmore, K., McAllister, R., Carr, J., Pugh, H., Coldwell, B., Welch, L., Ballantyne Way, S. and Humphries, P., (2017) The value, impact and delivery of the Community Infrastructure Levy. Project Report. HM Government pp79. ISBN 9781409849902
Reference: Raco, M., Street, E. and Freire Trigo, S. (2017) Regulatory capitalism, the changing nature of urban planning and the limits of neoliberalism: lessons from London’s South Bank. In: Morel Journel, C. and Pinson, G. (eds.) Debating the neoliberal city. Taylor & Francis, Abingdon. ISBN 9781472459572 doi: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315576046
Reference: Parker, G. and Street, E. (2017) Neo-advocacy for Neo-liberal Times: Planning Aid and the Advocacy Project in England. Town Planning Review, 88 (4). pp. 443-463. ISSN 1478-341X doi: https://doi.org/10.3828/tpr.2017.28
Reference: Remoy, H. and Street, E. (2018) The dynamics of “post-crisis” spatial planning: a comparative study of office conversion policies in England and The Netherlands. Land Use Policy, 77. pp. 811-820. ISSN 0264-8377 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.12.005
Reference: McAllister, P. , Street, E. and Wyatt, P. (2016) An empirical investigation of stalled residential sites in England. Planning Practice and Research, 31 (2). pp. 132-153. ISSN 1360-0583 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/02697459.2015.1115658
Reference: Street, E. (2014) Sustainable governance and planning in London. In: Imrie, R. and Lees, L. (eds.) Sustainable London: The future of a global city. Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 67-89. ISBN 9781447310594
Reference: Parker, G. , Street, E. , Raco, M. and Freire-Trigo, S. (2014) In planning we trust? Public interest and private delivery in a co-managed planning system. Town and Country Planning, 83 (12). pp. 537-540. ISSN 0040-9960
Reference: Parker, G. and Street, E. , (2015) The role of Planning Aid England in supporting communities’ engagement in planning. Working Papers in Real Estate & Planning. 08/15. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp19.
Reference: McAllister, P. , Street, E. and Wyatt, P. (2016) Governing calculative practices: An investigation of development viability modelling in the English planning system. Urban Studies, 53 (11). pp. 2363-2379. ISSN 1360-063X doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098015589722
Reference: Raco, M., Street, E. and Freire-Trigo, S. (2016) The new localism, anti-political development machines, and the role of planning consultants: lessons from London's South Bank. Territory, Politics, Governance, 4 (2). pp. 216-240. ISSN 2162-268X doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/21622671.2015.1036912
Reference: Street, E. (2011) (Re)shaping the South Bank: the (post)politics of sustainable place-making. PhD thesis, King's College London.
Reference: Imrie, R. and Street, E. (2014) Autonomy and the socialisation of architects. The Journal of Architecture, 19 (5). pp. 723-739. ISSN 1466-4410 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/13602365.2014.967271
Reference: Black, P. and Street, E. (2014) The power of perceptions: exploring the role of urban design in cycling behaviours and healthy ageing. Transportation Research Procedia, 4. pp. 68-79. ISSN 2352-1465 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trpro.2014.11.006
Reference: Parker, G. and Street, E. (2015) Planning at the neighbourhood scale: localism, dialogic politics and the modulation of community action. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 33 (4). pp. 794-810. ISSN 1472-3425 doi: https://doi.org/10.1068/c1363
Reference: McAllister, P. , Street, E. and Wyatt, P. , (2013) Shovel ready? An empirical investigation of stalled residential sites. Working Papers in Real Estate & Planning. 11/13. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp27.
Reference: McAllister, P. , Street, E. and Wyatt, P. , (2013) Inside the black box: unravelling the development viability appraisal process. Working Papers in Real Estate & Planning. 12/13. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp35.
Reference: Street, E. (2009) Urban design. In: Kitchin, R. and Thrift, N. (eds.) International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography. Elsevier, pp. 32-39. ISBN 9780080449111 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-008044910-4.01086-5
Reference: Imrie, R. and Street, E. (2009) Risk, regulation and the practices of architects. Urban Studies, 46 (12). pp. 2555-2576. ISSN 1360-063X doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098009344231
Reference: Imrie, R. and Street, E. (2011) Bent by the rules. RIBA Journal (Jul/Aug).
Reference: Imrie, R. and Street, E. (2009) Regulating design: the practices of architecture, governance and control. Urban Studies, 46 (12). pp. 2507-2518. ISSN 1360-063X doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098009346068 (special issue editorial)
Reference: Imrie, R. and Street, E. (2011) Architectural design and regulation. Wiley, Oxford, pp376. ISBN 9781405179669
Reference: Raco, M. and Street, E. (2012) Resilience planning, economic change and the politics of post-recession development in London and Hong Kong. Urban Studies, 49 (5). pp. 1065-1087. ISSN 1360-063X doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098011415716 <https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098011415716 >

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