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

Michael Murray


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.