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Alister Scott

About Alister Scott

School of Property, Construction and Planning at Birmingham City University
302, 2011

Academic slams Government’s forestry commission plans

By |February 3rd, 2011|In The News|Comments Off on Academic slams Government’s forestry commission plans

A leading academic from Birmingham City University has expressed his concern over the Government’s plans to sell off the Forestry Commission Woodlands.

Dr Alister Scott, a reader in Spatial Planning at the School of Property, Construction and Planning at Birmingham City University, said: “At a time when we should be thinking of maximising sustainable economic development […]

712, 2010

The impending death of the planning profession

By |December 7th, 2010|Opinion|Comments Off on The impending death of the planning profession

Dr Alister Scott, Reader in Spatial Planning at Birmingham City University

According to Ministers the new planning system is about Localism, Localism and Localism and occasionally they change the order of Localism.  There is much to commend about the ideas of localism and delegating authority to the lowest level for decision making. However they are now […]

410, 2010

The Big Society and localism: Squaring the circle

By |October 4th, 2010|Opinion|Comments Off on The Big Society and localism: Squaring the circle

Dr Alister Scott, Reader in Spatial Planning at Birmingham City University

Localism is a good idea in theory. However, the key lies in its implementation as part of a managed and structured process of social change and not as a quick and easy fix to save public money using voluntary action.

The often cited culture change is […]

709, 2010

The planning system is heading into a black hole of uncertainty which goes against the whole purpose of planning

By |September 7th, 2010|Opinion|1 Comment

Dr Alister Scott, Reader in Spatial Planning at Birmingham City University

Town and country planning in England is undergoing one of its most fundamental changes since the inception of the planning system in 1947. As the Coalition Government moves at breakneck speed abolishing Regional Spatial Strategies and Regional Development Agencies, and severely cutting resources in Natural […]