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Emma Street

Associate Professor of Urban Policy and 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: Parker, G. , Wargent, M. and Street, E. (2021) ‘planning by gaslight’– on reforms, skills and political work in planning. Town and Country Planning, 89 (11/12). pp. 371-373. ISSN 0040-9960
Henley faculty authors:
Gavin Parker - Emma Street
Reference: Parker, G. and Street, E. (2021) Learning, integrating and managing: the politics of planning in practice. In: Parker, G. and Street, E. (eds.) Contemporary planning practice: skills, specialisms and knowledges. Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 170-182. ISBN 9781352011999
Henley faculty authors:
Gavin Parker - Emma Street
Reference: Parker, G. and Street, E. (2021) Planning and knowledge in a changing environment. In: Parker, G. and Street, E. (eds.) Contemporary planning practice: skills, knowledges and specialisms. Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 12-27. ISBN 9781352011999
Henley faculty authors:
Gavin Parker - Emma Street
Reference: Parker, G. and Street, E. (2021) Conceptualising the contemporary planning profession. In: Parker, G. and Street, E. (eds.) Contemporary planning practice: skills, specialisms and knowledges. Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 1-11. ISBN 9781352011999
Henley faculty authors:
Gavin Parker - Emma Street
Reference: Street, E. (2021) Planning, urban design and placemaking. In: Contemporary Planning Practice: Skills, specialisms and knowledge. Red Globe Press. ISBN 9781352011999
Henley faculty authors:
Emma Street
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
Henley faculty authors:
Gavin Parker - Emma Street
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
Henley faculty authors:
Gavin Parker - Christopher Maidment - Emma Street - Mark Dobson
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
Henley faculty authors:
Gavin Parker - Emma Street
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
Henley faculty authors:
Gavin Parker - Emma Street
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
Henley faculty authors:
Gavin Parker - Emma Street
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
Henley faculty authors:
Gavin Parker - Emma Street
Reference: Parker, G. and Street, E. (2018) Enabling participatory planning: planning aid and advocacy in neoliberal times. Policy Press, Bristol, UK, pp141. ISBN 9781447341390
Henley faculty authors:
Gavin Parker - Emma Street
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
Henley faculty authors:
Emma Street
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
Henley faculty authors:
Peter Wyatt - Emma Street
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
Henley faculty authors:
Emma Street
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
Henley faculty authors:
Gavin Parker - Emma Street
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
Henley faculty authors:
Pat McAllister - Emma Street - Peter Wyatt
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
Henley faculty authors:
Pat McAllister - Emma Street - Peter Wyatt
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
Henley faculty authors:
Emma Street
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.
Henley faculty authors:
Gavin Parker - Emma Street
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
Henley faculty authors:
Gavin Parker - Emma Street
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
Henley faculty authors:
Emma Street
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
Henley faculty authors:
Gavin Parker - Emma Street
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
Henley faculty authors:
Emma Street
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
Henley faculty authors:
Emma Street
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.
Henley faculty authors:
Pat McAllister - Emma Street - Peter Wyatt
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.
Henley faculty authors:
Pat McAllister - Emma Street - Peter Wyatt
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 >
Henley faculty authors:
Emma Street
Reference: Imrie, R. and Street, E. (2011) Bent by the rules. RIBA Journal (Jul/Aug).
Henley faculty authors:
Emma Street
Reference: Imrie, R. and Street, E. (2011) Architectural design and regulation. Wiley, Oxford, pp376. ISBN 9781405179669
Henley faculty authors:
Emma Street
Reference: Street, E. (2011) (Re)shaping the South Bank: the (post)politics of sustainable place-making. PhD thesis, King's College London.
Henley faculty authors:
Emma Street
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
Henley faculty authors:
Emma Street
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
Henley faculty authors:
Emma Street
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)
Henley faculty authors:
Emma Street

Dissertation

The aim of this module is to permit a student to conduct a substantial, and in parts original, research study on a relevant topic selected by the student in consultation...

Module code: RE3DIS

Regeneration

This module will introduce students to regeneration policy and process via case study examples of urban regeneration practice and policy. Critical understanding of ‘real world’ practices will be developed by...

Module code: RE3REG

Regeneration

This module is designed to provide a theoretical and practice-based understanding in the fields of urban regeneration and planning. It will focus on the relationship between the economic, social, environmental...

Module code: REMP08

Co-investigator, EPSRC (Design for Wellbeing: Ageing and Mobility in the Built Environment), ‘Cycle Boom’ (EP/K037242/1), October 2013-October 2016, £1.2 million.