Background of the research project “Planning for Spatial Reconciliation”
The research project “Planning for Spatial Reconciliation” is closely affiliated with the research framework of the Institute of Spatial and Environmental Planning (ISEP), one of three research clusters in the newly formed School of Spatial Planning Architecture and Civil Engineering. The research programme is based on the concept of spatial planning and whilst our empirical work is partly grounded in the region, it is built on strong international, interdisciplinary and theoretical references. Since 2000, the Institute has more than doubled its staff base, built an international reputation and attracted a stream of major research funding linked to our main areas
The research staff values the connection between our research and teaching programmes and the application of our empirical work in a learning environment, and continues to innovate and develop teaching programmes to reflect a rapidly changing market place, problem and policy context and changes in professional standards.
Our particular strength is the research staff team who have built a track record in scholarly and applied research and a wide ranging portfolio of publications, research grants and doctoral studentships. Areas of specialisation include planning in divided cities, urban regeneration and regional planning.