Dr Edward Shepherd

Lecturer in Real Estate Development

Dr Edward Shepherd

Dr Edward Shepherd

Programme Area Director for Undergraduate Programmes
Real Estate & Planning
EM 156, Whiteknights Campus
+44 (0) 118 378 5298



Edward is a dual-qualified (MRICS and MRTPI) chartered planning and development surveyor and town planner with experience in both private practice and academic teaching and research.

While in consultancy, Edward advised private and public sector clients on planning applications, strategic land promotion, affordable housing issues, development feasibility and viability, and planning policy development.

Edward’s recent research has explored the relationship between national political ideologies and policy and legislative changes in national English town and country planning. His research interests also cover the urban policy making process, urban governance, and the politics of development.


  • PhD University of Cambridge. Thesis: ‘Liberty, property and the state: the ideology of the institution of national English town and country planning.’
  • MSc Development Planning, University of Reading
  • BA (Hons) English Literature with International Study, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK and University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
  • Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
  • Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI)


Real estate development; Urban planning; Politics and policy making.


View a full list of Dr Ed Shepherd's publications

Key Publications

McAllister, P., Shepherd, E. and Wyatt, P. (2018) Policy shifts, developer contributions and land value capture in London 2005–2017. Land Use Policy, 78. pp. 316-326. ISSN 0264-8377 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.06.047

Shepherd, E. (2017) Continuity and change in the institution of town and country planning: modelling the role of ideology. Planning Theory. ISSN 1741-3052 doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1473095217737587

Lees, E. and Shepherd, E. (2015) Incoherence and incompatibility in planning law. International Journal of Law in the Built Environment, 7 (2). pp. 111-126. ISSN 1756-1450 doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJLBE-07-2014-0019