Skills for Managing Spatial Diversity
School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering


  1. To contribute to the scholarly debate on the development of skills to manage ethno-spatial diversity in the United Kingdom;
  2. To locate this debate in an analysis of international practice where ethnic residential segregation is managed via planning, housing and urban development systems;
  3. To scope and evaluate the skills set needed to manage ethno-spatial communities in Northern Ireland and highlight the connectivity with national debates on community cohesion.
  4. To audit the current supply of knowledge and skills on spatial planning and development in the region;
  5. To set out the implications for the development of a framework for skills and how this might be applied regionally and nationally.