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

Michael Murray




General Profile Information
Staff Name Dr Michael Murray
Job Title Reader
Location David Keir Building David Keir
Room Number 03.014
School School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering
Contact Details
Telephone +44 (0)28 9097 4743
E-mail m.r.murray@qub.ac.uk
Interests

Rural planning and development

Participatory governance

Strategic spatial planning

 





Teaching

Contemporary issues in urban and rural planning in Ireland 

Legal studies in planning

International planning studies

MSc and BSc theses





Particulars

Course Director for MSc Environmental Planning

Convenor at QUB for the Royal Town Planning Institute





Publications
Authored Book(s)
TitlePublisherYear
Participatory Rural Planning: Exploring Evidence from Ireland Ashgate 2010
Equity, Diversity and Interdependence - Reconnecting Governance and People through Authentic Dialogue Ashgate - Aldershot 2004
Partnership Governance in Northern Ireland: The Path to Peace Oak Tree Press 1998
Revitalizing Rural America: A Perspective on Collaboration and Community John Wiley and Sons 1996
The Politics and Pragmatism of Urban Containment Avebury 1991
Edited Book(s)
TitlePublisherYear
Planning in Ireland and beyond: Essays in Honour of JV Greer Queen's University Belfast 2005
Participatory Governance - Planning Conflict Mediation and Public Decision-Making in Civil Society Ashgate - Aldershot 2004
Rural planning and development in Northern Ireland Institute of Public Administration, Dublin 2003
Rural Development in Ireland Avebury 1993
Chapter(s)
TitleBook TitleYear
Rescaling territorial development: The 'Pays' in France and Belgium Territorial Dilemmas of Socio-Economic Development in Europe 2008
Building consensus in contested spaces and places? The regional development strategy for Northern Ireland Conceptions of space and place in strategic spatial planning 2008
Participatory citizenship through cultural dialogue Migration and cultural inclusion in the European city 2007
Critical reflections on the National Spatial Strategy and the Regional Development Strategy for Northern Ireland The Dublin Belfast Corridor: Ireland's mega city region 2006
Equity, diversity and interdependence - a new driver for societal transformation Creating a culture of collaboration 2006
Territorial development and spatial planning in Northern Ireland - harnessing the potential of rural areas Les Poles de Competitivite dans le systeme Francais et Europeen 2006
Consultation, new countryside housing and rural planning policyin Northern Ireland Planning in Ireland and beyond: essays in honour of JV Greer 2005
Participatory governance in a changing world Participatory governance: planning, conflict mediation and public decision making in civil society 2004
Interactive public decision making in civil society Participatory governance: lanning, conflict mediation and public decision making in civil society 2004
Participatory regional planning in Northern Ireland Participatory governance: planning, conflict mediation and public decision making 2004
Unravelling the rural in Northern Ireland: a planning and development perspective Rural planning and development in Northern Ireland 2003
Rethinking rural planning and development in Northern Ireland Rural planning and development in Northern Ireland 2003
Route based cultural tourism and rural economic development: the Camino de Santiago The new countryside: geographic perspectives on rural change 2003
Journal(s)
TitleJournal NameYear
Justice as Fairness International Planning Studies Vol 17(2) (147-162)  DOI 2012
Ageing in changing community contexts: cross border perspectives from rural Ireland and Northern Ireland Journal of Rural Studies Vol 28 (1-11)  2012
Strategic Spatial Planning in Berlin-Brandenburg: A Requiem for Balanced Development? Planning, Practice and Research Vol 26(1) (107-121)    2011
The imagery and language of spatial consciousness in planning in Northern Ireland Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies Vol 4 (2) (115-130)  2011
Morphet, J. (2011) Effective practice in spatial planning, London: Routledge, reviewed by Michael Murray Planning Theory and Practice Vol 12 (318-320)  2011
New countryside planning policy in Northern Ireland: has the leopard changed its spots? Economic Outlook and Business Review Vol 25 (30-31)  2010
Is rural Ireland a good place in which to grow old? Economic Outlook and Business Review Vol 25(4) (39-42)  2010
Housing rural communities: connecting rural dwellings to rural development in Ireland Housing Studies Vol 24(6) (755-774)    2009
Island of Ireland collaborative research Economic Outlook and Business Review Vol 24, No 1 (28-30)  2009
European territorial cooperation Economic Outlook and Business Review Vol 24, No 2 (34-36)  2009
A rural White Paper for Northern Ireland Economic Outlook and Business Review Vol 24(3) (27-30)  2009
Planning system reform in Northern Ireland and the new District Councils Economic Outlook and Business Review Vol 24(4) (24-25)  2009
Market Towns: Roles, Challenges and Prospects by Neil Powe, reviewed by Michael Murray Planning Theory and Practice Vol 10(3) (422-424)  2009
Planning through dialogue for rural development: the European Citizens' Panel initiative Planning, Practice and Research Vol 23(2) (265-279)    2008
Planning, heritage and the memory of war. Administration Vol 56, No 2 (89-107)  2008
Warsaw -a city in transition Economic Outlook and Business Review Vol 23(1) (31-33)  2008
Regulatory planning for economic development in the countryside Economic Outlook and Business Review Vol 23(4) (26-28)  2008
Rescaling territorial development: the Pays in France and Belgium. EUROPA XXI Vol 18 (7-21)  2008
Collaborative spatial planning on the island of Ireland Economic Outlook and Business Review Vol 22(1) (39-41)  2007
Territorial potential Economic Outlook and Business Review Vol 22(2) (36-37)  2007
Planning for locality and community in rural Northern Ireland Economic Outlook and Business Review Vol 22(3) (38-41)  2007
Beijing - open for business Economic Outlook and Business Review Vol 22(4) (41-42)  2007
The Governance of Local Development: An assessment of organisational capacity in North West Europe Planning, Practice and Research Vol 21(2) (163-178)  DOI 2006
Growing the cities Economic Outlook and Business Review Vol 21(2) (31-32)  2006
Planning policy for the Northern Ireland countryside - old wine in a new bottle? Economic Outlook and Business Review Vol 21(3) (41-44)  2006
An alternative way to energise and engage civil society Economic Outlook and Business Review Vol 21(4) (47-53)  2006
The review of public administration in Northern Ireland - reviewing the evidence Economic Outlook and Business Review Vol 21(1) (47-53)  2006
The draft Northern Area Plan - A Business Perspective Economic Outlook and Business Review Vol 20(3) (33-34)  2005
Rural development in Northern Ireland Economic Outlook and Business Review Vol 20(4) (29-30)  2005
The public value of public involvement: insights from participatory village planning in Ireland Administration Vol 21(2) (3-15)  2005
Strategic spatial planning on the island of Ireland Innovation - The European Journal of Social Science Research Vol 17(3) (227-242)  2004
The National Spatial Strategy 2002-2020 for the Republic of Ireland - implications for Northern Ireland Economic Outlook and Business Review Vol 18(1) (63-66)  2003
Participatory governance Economic Outlook and Business Review Vol 18(4) (41-45)  2003
Exploring equity, diversity and interdependence through dialogue and understanding in rural Northern Ireland Community Development Journal Vol 38(4) (287-297)  2003
Denver - A City Profile Cities Vol 19 (4) (283-294)  DOI   2002
Baselining rural services in Northern Ireland - research note 1 Economic Outlook and Business Review Vol 17(2) (30-32)  2002
Baselining rural services in Northern Ireland - research note 2 Economic Outlook and Business Review Vol 17(3) (44-45)  2002
Baselining rural services in Northern Ireland - research note 3 Economic Outlook and Business Review Vol 17(4) (57-61)  2002
Neighbourhood renewal in small town Northern Ireland Administration Vol 50(4) (68-80)  2002
Participatory planning as dialogue: the Northern Ireland Regional Strategic Framework and its public examination process Policy Studies Vol 23 (3/4) (191-209)  2002
An analysis of the economic, employment and social profile of the Greater Dublin region - a useful model? Economic Outlook and Business Review Vol 16(4) (39-40)  2001
Social capital formation and healthy communities: insights from the Colorado Healthy Communities Initiative Community Development Journal Vol 35(2) (99-108)  2000
The Republic of Ireland National Development Plan 2000- 2006: some strategic planning implications for Northern Ireland Economic Outlook and Business Review Vol 16(4) (37-42)  2000
Conference Contribution(s)
TitleYear
Older people and social exclusion in rural Scotland 2012
Searching for Titanic in Washington DC 2012
Meanings and places of pilgrimage 2011
Social Exclusion and Older People in Rural Scotland 2011
Strategic spatial planning for balanced development: an illusory aspiration? 2009
The imagery and language of spatial consciousness in planning 2009
The imagery and language of rural planning in Northern Ireland 2009
The context for a Rural White Paper in Northern Ireland 2009
Strategic spatial planning for balanced development: a concept in search of application? 2009
Regulatory planning and economic development in the countryside 2008
Building consensus in contested places and spaces? The Regional Development Strategy for Northern Ireland. 2008
Village planning and development challenges 2008
Participatory rural planning in Northern Ireland 2008
Regulatory planning for economic development in the countryside 2008
The engaged university and participatory rural planning. 2008
European Citizens' Panel - a contents analysis of the regional reports 2007
Rural services provision: a research perspective 2007
Participatory rural planning: resources, methodology, analysis 2007
Principles for strategic spatial planning and development: the Regional Development Strategy for Northern Ireland 2007
The future of rural areas: the contribution of civil society and strategic planning 2007
SPAN - a model for local community planning in rural areas 2007
Rescaling territorial development: the Pays in France and Belgium 2007
Territorial cohesion and spatial development in Northern Ireland 2006
The SPAN Interreg 3B project 2006
Rural development and rural planning in Northern Ireland: a housing perspective 2006
The contribution of the Pays approach to spatial governance: insights from Champagne Ardenne and Wallonia 2006
A new driver for societal transformation: equity, diversity and interdependence 2005
The governance of local development: a comparative assessment of agaency capacity in north west Europe 2005
Drivers for strengthening territorial cohesion 2004
Equity, diversity and interdependence: towards a new driver for collaborative planning 2004
The public value of public involvement: village planning in Ireland 2004
Strategic spatial planning on the island of Ireland 2003
Exploring equity, diversity and interdependence through authentic dialogue and understanding in rural Northern Ireland 2003
The case of rural planning in Northern Ireland 2003
The National Spatial Strategy and the Regional Development Strategy for Northern Ireland; critical reflections 2003
The Regional Development Strategy for Northern Ireland: the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end? 2002
Local development in Northern Ireland: towards a new localism? 2000
Participatory planning at the sub regional / regional interface: insights from innovative practice in Northern Ireland 2000
Other Output(s)
TitlePublication TypeYear
Older people and social exclusion in rural Scotland Report for external body 2012
Searching for Titanic in Washington DC Internet publication 2012
Older People in Rural Communities: Exploring Attachment, Contribution and Diversity in Rural Ireland and Northern Ireland Report for external body 2010

Research Statement

Dr Michael Murray gained his PhD in Planning at Queen's University Belfast. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Colorado State University, USA and is currently a Research Associate at the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis at National University of Ireland Maynooth. He is a founder member of the Irish Scottish Forum for Spatial Planning.

Michael was Coordinator at QUB for the Strategic Planning Action Network - an interdisciplinary partnership involving university and practitioner expertise from Belgium, France, Ireland and the UK over the period 2004-2008, and is currently Principal Investigator at QUB for the Irish Social Sciences Platform.

He has published widely in books and journal articles.   





Membership Of Other Societies / Professional Activities

Board Member of the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis, NUI Maynooth, Ireland.

Board Member of the Irish Social Sciences Platform, Ireland.

Member of the Rural Policy Evidence Advisory Group, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Northern Ireland.

Editorial Board member of Manchester University Press book series Irish Society

Co-convenor of Irish Scottish Forum for Spatial Planning at Queen's University Belfast in 2009   

Adjudicator of best papers in "Balanced Regional and Rural Development" track at the Second National Research Conference of the Irish Social Sciences Platform, 2009 

Visiting Scholar invited to the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design, Beijing, 2010.  

Co-convenor of Irish Scottish Forum for Spatial Planning at Queen's University Belfast in 2011.

Visiting Scholar invited to East China Institute of Techonology, Fujou and Nanchang, 2011 

External Reviewer for National University of Ireland (NUI) BSc Rural Development by Distance Learning, 2011 

 

Conferences Organised:

2003:   "Reinventing Regions in the Global Economy", Regional Studies Association and Scuola Superiore Sant Anna, Pisa, Italy, 12th -15th April.

2004:   "People, Place and Heritage in Northern Ireland: Towards a Policy Agenda", Academy for Irish Cultural Heritages, University of Ulster and School of Environmental Planning, W5 Odessey Complex, Belfast, 4th March. 

2004:   "Single Dwellings in the Countryside - Informing the Debate", The 1st Annual Rural Planning Conference, Strategic Planning Action Network, Queen's University Belfast, 3rd December.

2005:   "Spatial Development of Europe's North Western Periphery", ESPON and Strategic Planning Action Network, Queen's University Belfast, 22nd -23rd February.

2005:   "Managing Space - Making Place: Strategic Planning for Cohesion and Diversity", Strategic Planning Action Network, Croke Park, Dublin, 27th 28th October.

2005:   "Natural Resource Tourism and Local Development", The 2nd Annual Rural Planning Conference, Strategic Planning Action Network, Ballyronan, 9th November.

2006:   "Village Futures", The 3rd Annual Rural Planning Conference,Strategic Planning Action Network, Queen's University Belfast, 16th November.

2007:   "Participatory Planning", The 4th Annual Rural Planning Conference, Strategic Planning Action Network, Queen's University Belfast, 4th December. 

2008:  "Research Perspectives on Rural Change", The 5th Annual Rural Planning Conference, Strategic Planning Action Network, Queen's University Belfast, 23rd May.  

2009: "Comparative Perspectives on a Rural White Paper" The Irish Scottish Forum for Spatial Planning. Queen's University Belfast, 18th September. 

2011: "Titanic Heritage and Memory - Centenary Conference" The Irish Scittish Forum for Spatial Planning. Queen's University Belfast, 31st May.   

2012: "Social Exclusion and Ageing in Diverse Rural Communities" A research colloquium convened by the Healthy Ageing in Rural Communities (HARC) Network. Queen's University Belfast, 23rd February.  

2012: "Titanic remembered: exploring the ethics of memory construction in the toursit city". A symposium convened by University of Aberdeen, Queen's University Belfast, University College Dublin and European Academy of the Urban Environment, 14-15 April, Berlin.