The Institute of Spatial and Environmental Planning
School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering

Frank Gaffikin

General Profile Information
Staff Name Professor Frank Gaffikin
Job Title Professor
Location David Keir Building David Keir
Room Number 03.019
School School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering
Contact Details
Telephone +44 (0)28 9097 4753
Authored Book(s)
Planning in Divided Cities Blackwell 2011
City Visions: Imagining Place, Enfranchising People London: Pluto Press 1999
The New Unemployed: Joblessness and Poverty in the Market Economy London: Zed Books 1992
Northern Ireland: The Thatcher Years London: Zed Books 1990
Jobs Crisis and the Multinationals: De-industrialisation in the West Midlands Nottingham: Russell Press 1984
TitleBook TitleYear
The City and its Politics: Informal and Contested The City Revisited: Urban Theory from Chicago, Los Angeles and New York 2011
Planning Shared Space for a Shared Future The Challenges of Peace 2009
TitleJournal NameYear
The Contemporary Urban Condition: Understanding the Globalizing City as Informal, Contested and Anchored Urban Affairs Review Vol (to be set)  2012
Community Cohesion and Social Inclusion: Unravelling a Complex Relationship Urban Studies Vol x (1089-1118)  DOI   2011
Creating Shared Public Space in the Contested City: The Role of Urban Design Journal of Urban Design Vol 15 (493-513)  2010
Discourses and Strategic Visions: the US Research University as an INstitutional Manifestation of Neoliberalism in the Global Era American Educational Research Journal Vol 46 (1) (115-144)    2009
Discourses of the Contemporary Urban Campus in Europe Globalisation, Societies & Education Vol 7(2) (1-25)  2009
A New Synergy for Universities: Redefining Academy as an 'engaged institution' Education, Citizenship and Social Justice Vol 3 (1) (97-116)  2008
Conference Contribution(s)
The Paradox of Localism in Contested Cities 2012
The University and the City: Place-based Anchor Institutions and Urban Development 2011
Contested Cities 2011
The Modern City as Informal, Contested and Anchored. 2009
The City is Informal: The Contested Conditions of Everyday Life in Belfast, Chicago and Kolkata 2008

Research Keywords
Planning and divided cities Urban regeneration Regional planning

Research Statement
Further evidence of my international profile in recent years includes; invitation from the Director of the Israel Science Foundation to assess a major research proposal related to the Middle East conflict; being a regular Senior Fellow at the Great Cities Institute, UIC, in the USA; participating with the prestigious Lincoln Land Institute, Cambridge, Boston on an international comparative research theme of universities as urban land developers; delivering International Lecture at University of Illinois, Chicago on The University and the City in 2007; regular contributor of papers at international conferences related to planning eg World Congress of Planning (2002; 2006); AESOP Conferences (European Schools of Planning) in Naples (2007) and Chicago (2008); the US Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Milwaukee (2007); invitation to participate in selective seminars among leading US urban scholars about the future of urban theory (2007); the Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Virginia (October 2009) on The Modern City as Informal, Contested and Anchored; member of the Chicago School of Urbanism seminar group involving leading urban scholars in Chicago, 2008-09; member of editorial advisory board of the journal Local Economy; In early 2001 I was asked (with Mike Morrissey) to edit a special edition of Local Economy; invitation to sit on advisory panels for major research projects, for example at Manchester University.

Professional Qualifications

Visiting Senior Fellow. Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois, Chicago. 1999- present

Research Proposal Evaluation for Israel Science Foundation: Capital Building - the Development of 'Western Jerusalem' as the Capital of the State of Israel: 1948-67.  Undertaken in March 2011.

ESRC project evaluation: Students as Catalysts of City and Regional Growth.  Undertaken in July 2010.

Research Evaluation: University of Cyprus, April 2012

External Examiner: PhD Thesis: University of Pretoria, South Africa

Articles: Reviews for Journal Publication: for example, 'Community Participation in Regeneration: the reasons for lack of Black and Minority Ethnic Participation and Engagement' for Urban Studies.  September 2011.

Selected for membership of the Academy of Urbanism, 2011.