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Dr Richard Nunes

Lecturer

Undergraduate Admissions Tutor for Real Estate & Planning

Richard Nunes 75e5pfiod

Specialisms

  • Environmental design, 
  • Sustainability transitions, 
  • Local environment and economic development planning, 
  • Urban bioregionalism

Location

HBS 222, Whiteknights Campus

Richard Nunes' interests relate to design, planning, and governance, especially where it involves the integration of urban ecosystem services into development planning processes and urban policy decision-making tools. He examines human-environment interactions, whether mediated by citizen actions or institutions, and its effects on the interplay of knowledge and policy development as well as strategic planning processes and outcomes.

Richard is mainly concerned with how and why environmental attitudes, risk perceptions, and associated ecological behaviour vary across distinct social and stakeholder groups, different biophysical settings, and diverse places.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University College London, 2011
  • Master in Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2003
  • Bachelor in Architecture, Cornell University, 1996

Current PhD students

Teejay Azeez: Effects of Climate Change on Housing Design/Quality and Health of residents in Nigeria. Lead supervisor

Martha Cross: Spatial imaginaries of food systems: a case study of food policy councils in the UK. Lead supervisor

Jessica Goodenough (Geography): Peri urban agriculture practices and citizen science. Co-supervisor

Andre Dornelles (Biosciences): Food systems and resilience. Co-supervisor

Reference: Nunes, R. J. (2021) Institutional liminality, ideological pluralism, and the pragmatic behaviours of a ‘transition entrepreneur'. Geoforum. ISSN 0016-7185 (In Press)
Reference: Burnett, A. and Nunes, R. J. (2021) Flatpack Democracy: power and politics at the boundaries of transition. Environmental Policy and Governance. ISSN 1756-932X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/eet.1931
Reference: Nunes, R. (2020) Regional planning: the resilience of an imperative. In: The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. Wiley. ISBN 9781118786352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg1145.pub2
Reference: Dornelles, A. Z., Boyd, E. , Nunes, R. J. , Asquith, M., Boonstra, W. J., Delabre, I., Denney, J. M., Grimm, V., Jentsch, A., Nicholas, K. A., Schröter, M., Seppelt, R., Settele, J., Shackelford, N., Standish, R. J., Yengoh, G. T. and Oliver, T. H. (2020) Towards a bridging concept for undesirable resilience in social-ecological systems. Global Sustainability, 3. ISSN 2059-4798 doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/sus.2020.15
Reference: da Cal Seixas, S. R. and Nunes, R. J. (2017) Subjectivity in a context of environmental change: opening new dialogues in mental health research. Subjectivity, 10 (3). pp. 294-312. ISSN 1755-635X doi: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41286-017-0032-z
Reference: Nunes, R. (2017) Rethinking justice in city-regional food systems planning. Built Environment, 43 (3). pp. 447-459. ISSN 0263-7960 doi: https://doi.org/10.2148/benv.43.3.447
Reference: Nunes, R. , Van der Meulen, S., Mol, G. and Bailey, A. , (2015) Cities on the grow. Pathways to supporting the sustainable growth of urban food enterprises in London, Reading and Almere. Report. University of Reading
Reference: Feola, G. and Nunes, R. (2014) Success and failure of grassroots innovations for addressing climate change: the case of the Transition Movement. Global Environmental Change, 24. pp. 232-250. ISSN 0959-3780 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.11.011
Reference: Adams, N., Cotella, G. and Nunes, R. (2014) The engagement of territorial knowledge communities with European spatial planning and the territorial cohesion debate: a Baltic perspective. European Planning Studies, 22 (4). pp. 712-734. ISSN 1469-5944 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2013.772735
Reference: Feola, G. and Nunes, R. , (2013) Failure and success of transition initiatives: a study of the international replication of the transition movement. Research Note. 4. Walker Institute for Climate System Research, University of Reading, Reading.
Reference: Cotella, G., Adams, N. and Nunes, R. (2012) Engaging in European spatial planning: a central and Eastern European perspective on the territorial cohesion debate. European Planning Studies, 20 (7). pp. 1197-1220. ISSN 1469-5944 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2012.673567
Reference: Nunes, R. (2011) Conceptualizing change in the Portuguese footwear industry: regional voices and cognitive spaces of agency. PhD thesis, University College London.
Reference: Adams, N., Cotella, G. and Nunes, R. (2011) Territorial knowledge channels. Contexts for ‘situated learning’. In: Adams, N., Cotella, G. and Nunes, R. (eds.) Territorial Development, Cohesion and Spatial Planning: Knowledge and Policy Development in an Enlarged EU. Regions and cities (46). Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415551946
Reference: Adams, N., Cotella, G. and Nunes, R. (2011) Spatial planning in Europe: the interplay between knowledge and policy in an enlarged EU. In: Adams, N., Cotella, G. and Nunes, R. (eds.) Territorial Development, Cohesion and Spatial Planning: Knowledge and Policy Development in an Enlarged EU. Regions and cities (46). Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415551946
Reference: Adams, N., Cotella, G. and Nunes, R. (2011) Territorial knowledge channels in a multi-jurisdictional policy environment: toward a theoretical framework. In: Adams, N., Cotella, G. and Nunes, R. (eds.) Territorial Development, Cohesion and Spatial Planning: Knowledge and Policy Development in an Enlarged EU. Regions and cities (46). Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415551946
Reference: Cidre, E., Cotella, G. and Nunes, R. (2008) Editorial: Central and Eastern European enlargement: new challenges and opportunities for urban environments. Alpha Spectra Planning Studies: Central European Journal of Architecture and Planning, 12 (1). ISSN 1338-0370
Reference: Nunes, R. , Heitor, M. and Conceicao, P. (2007) Technological change and the challenges for regional development: building social capital in less-favoured regions. In: Kuklinski, A., Landabaso, M. and Roman, C. (eds.) Europe: reflections on social capital, innovation and regional development: the Ostuni consensus. REUPUS Recifer Eurofutures Publication Series (3). Wyzsza Szkola Biznesu - National-Louise University. ISBN 9788388421518
Reference: Nunes, R. , Cidre, E. and Cotella, G. (2007) Editorial: Central and Eastern European engagement: planning, development and sustainability. Alpha Spectra Planning Studies: Central European Journal of Architecture and Planning, 11 (2). ISSN 1135-2679

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Waste Food-Energy-Water Urban Living Labs - Mapping and Reducing Waste in the Food-Energy-Water Nexus (2018-2020).
ESRC/AHRC/Innovate UK, and several other international research councils (£1,313,856.11)
Co-I Coventry University (Lead), University of Bath, Schumacher Institute, Wessex Water, GENeco, Centre for Sustainable Energy and the Bristol Food Network (UK), and international partners in Brazil, The Netherlands, South Africa, Norway and United States.

Mental Health, Violence and Urban Global Environmental Change (2014-16)
FAPESP São Paulo Research Foundation (£75,000)
Co-I with State University of Campinas (São Paulo, Brazil)

Urban Coastal Transformations: Promoting transnational policy development in the governance of environmental quality and crime reduction (2015)
ESRC and FAPESP São Paulo Research Foundation (£39,507)
Co-I with Oxford Brookes University (Lead), State University of Campinas (Sao Paulo, Brazil), University of Cardiff

Cities on the Grow - Pathways to supporting the sustainable growth of urban food enterprises in London, Reading and Almere (2014-2015)
EIT European Institute of Innovation and Technology - Climate KIC (£160,000)
Co-I with Wageningen University (Lead), Deltares, Henley Business School Centre for Entrepreneurship