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Dr Dave Valler

BA (Hons) Economics (East Anglia); PhD University of Cardiff 1994

Reader in Planning

School of the Built Environment

Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

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Phone number: 01865 483971

Email: dvaller@brookes.ac.uk

Location: AB2.19

I am Reader and Research Lead in Planning in the School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes. I also coordinate the School's Spatial Planning Group, and a member of the Faculty's Research Grants Committee.

u/g and p/g module leadership; Masters Dissertation and PhD supervision

 

Modules taught

u37782 Cities and Society

u37781 Planning Thought and Practice

p37602 Spatial Planning in Action

Supervision

Masters and PhD supervision

I have well-established research interests and consultancy expertise in: Local and Regional Economic Development; Urban Governance and Policy; Science Parks; Business Politics and Business Interest Representation.

 

Research group membership

Spatial Planning Group

Research grants and awards

Examples of recent projects:


The Leverhulme Trust: Global Science Scapes: Dimensions of Transnationalism Network Lead, with partners at University College London, Stanford University, National Taiwan University, Korea University, University of Twente and National University of Singapore, September 2014 - February 2017. Project website available at globalsciencespaces.org

RTPI South East Branch The Past in the future: the role of planning cultures and legacies in delivering growth in the South East September 2014 - July 2015. Primary Investigator, with Prof N.Phelps, UCL.

DCLG Research into Attitudes and Behaviour towards the New Homes Bonus January 2014 - April 2014, Co-investigator with partners at the University of Sheffield, Herriot-Watt University and Hannah Hickman Consultancy.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation Planning obligations: what factors deliver affordable homes and what alternatives are there? September 2013-June 2014, Co-investigator, with Sue Brownill (PI), Yougha Cho, Ramin Keivani

RTPI (SPIRE) Delivering growth? Planning and growth management in the South East August-November 2013. Primary Investigator, with Prof N.Phelps, UCL

RICS Education Trust Planning for growth in the South East: Pilot study of ‘Science Vale UK, Oxfordshire’ July 2011-June 2012. PI, with Prof. N.Phelps, UCL

 

Research projects

Examples of recent projects:

The Leverhulme Trust: Global Science Scapes: Dimensions of Transnationalism Network Lead, with partners at University College London, Stanford University, National Taiwan University, Korea University, University of Twente and National University of Singapore, September 2014 - February 2017. Project website available at globalsciencespaces.org

RTPI South East Branch The Past in the future: the role of planning cultures and legacies in delivering growth in the South East September 2014 - July 2015. Primary Investigator, with Prof N.Phelps, UCL.

DCLG Research into Attitudes and Behaviour towards the New Homes Bonus January 2014 - April 2014, Co-investigator with partners at the University of Sheffield, Herriot-Watt University and Hannah Hickman Consultancy.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation Planning obligations: what factors deliver affordable homes and what alternatives are there? September 2013-June 2014, Co-investigator, with Sue Brownill (PI), Yougha Cho, Ramin Keivani

RTPI (SPIRE) Delivering growth? Planning and growth management in the South East August-November 2013. Primary Investigator, with Prof N.Phelps, UCL

RICS Education Trust Planning for growth in the South East: Pilot study of ‘Science Vale UK, Oxfordshire’ July 2011-June 2012. PI, with Prof. N.Phelps, UCL

 

Further information

Global Science Scapes: Dimensions of Transnationalism - Leverhulme Trust International Network. See: globalsciencespaces.org

 

Journal articles

  • Valler D, Phelps NA, 'Delivering growth? Evaluating economic governance in England's south-east sub-regions'
    Town Planning Review 87 (1) (2016) pp.5-30
    ISSN: 0041-0020 eISSN: 0041-0020
    Abstract
  • Phelps N, Valler D, 'Urban Development and the Politics of Dissonance'
    Territory, Politics, Governance (2016)
    ISSN: 2162-2671 eISSN: 2162-2671
    Abstract
  • Valler D, Phelps N, 'Delivering growth? Evaluating economic governance in England's South East subregions'
    Town Planning Review 87 (1) (2015) pp.1-26
    ISSN: 0041-0020 eISSN: 0041-0020
    Abstract
  • Phelps N, Kim H, Lee Y, Valler D, 'Science and the city: Comparative perspectives on the urbanity of science and technology parks'
    Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 32 (5) (2014)
    ISSN: 0263-774X eISSN: 0263-774X
    Abstract
  • Valler D, Phelps N, Radford J, 'Soft space, Hard bargaining: Planning for high-tech growth in ’Science Vale UK’'
    Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 32 (5) (2014) pp.824-842
    ISSN: 0263-774X eISSN: 0263-774X
    Abstract
  • Valler D, Tait M, Marshall T, 'Business and planning: a strategic-relational approach'
    International Planning Studies 18 (2) (2013) pp.143-167
    ISSN: 1356-3475 eISSN: 1356-3475
    Abstract
  • Valler D, Phelps N, Wood A, 'Planning for growth? The implications of localism for 'Science Vale', Oxfordshire, UK'
    Town Planning Review 83 (4) (2012) pp.457-488
    ISSN: 0041-0020 eISSN: 0041-0020
    Abstract
  • Wood A, Valler D, 'Editorial: Conceptualizing local and regional economic development in the United States'
    Regional Studies 44 (2) (2010) pp.137-138
    ISSN: 0034-3404 eISSN: 0034-3404
    Abstract
  • Valler D, Carpenter J, 'New Labour's Spaces of Competitiveness'
    Local Economy 25 (5) (2010) pp.438-456
    ISSN: 0269-0942 eISSN: 0269-0942
    Abstract
  • Wood A, Valler D, 'Conceptualizing Local and Regional Economic Development in the USA'
    Regional Studies 44 (2) (2010) pp.139-151
    ISSN: 0034-3404 eISSN: 0034-3404
    Abstract
  • Phelps N, Wood A, Valler D, 'A postsuburban world? An outline of a research agenda'
    Environment and Planning A 42 (2) (2010) pp.366-383
    ISSN: 0308-518X eISSN: 0308-518X
    Abstract
  • Wood A, Valler D, Phelps N, Raco M, Shirlow P, 'Devolution and the political representation of business interests in the UK'
    Political Geography 24 (3) (2005) pp.293-315
    ISSN: 0962-6298 eISSN: 0962-6298
    Abstract
  • Phelps N, Valler D, Wood A, 'Stealing the skills agenda? Devolution, business and post-16 education and training in Wales'
    Policy and Politics 33 (4) (2005) pp.559-579
    ISSN: 0305-5736 eISSN: 0305-5736
    Abstract
  • Valler D, Wood A, Atkinson I, Betteley D, Phelps N, Raco M, Shirlow P, 'Business representation and the UK regions: Mapping institutional change'
    Progress in Planning 61 (2) (2004) pp.75-135
    ISSN: 0305-9006 eISSN: 0305-9006
    Abstract
  • Valler D, Wood A, 'Devolution and the politics of business representation in Britain: A strategic - Relational approach'
    Environment and Planning A 36 (10) (2004) pp.1835-1854
    ISSN: 0308-518X eISSN: 0308-518X
    Abstract
  • Valler D, Betteley D, 'The politics of 'integrated' local policy in England'
    Urban Studies 38 (13) (2001) pp.2393-2413
    ISSN: 0042-0980 eISSN: 0042-0980
    Abstract
  • North P, Valler D, Wood A, 'Talking business: An actor-centred analysis of business for local economic development'
    International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 25 (4) (2001) pp.830-846
    ISSN: 0309-1317 eISSN: 0309-1317
    Abstract
  • Valler D, Wood A, North P, 'Local governance and local business interests: A critical review'
    Progress in Human Geography 24 (3) (2000) pp.409-428
    ISSN: 0309-1325 eISSN: 0309-1325
    Abstract
  • Valler D, ''Strategic' enabling? Cardiff City council and local economic strategy'
    Environment and Planning A 28 (5) (1996) pp.835-855
    ISSN: 0308-518X eISSN: 0308-518X
    Abstract
  • Valler D, 'Locality, local economic strategy and private sector involvement: Case studies in Norwich and Cardiff'
    Political Geography 15 (5) (1996) pp.383-403
    ISSN: 0962-6298 eISSN: 0962-6298
    Abstract
  • Valler D, 'Local economic strategy and local coalition-building'
    Local Economy 10 (1) (1995) pp.33-47
    ISSN: 0269-0942 eISSN: 0269-0942
    Abstract
  • Valler D, 'Strategy and partnership in local economic development: a case study in local economic strategy making'
    Review of Policy Research 10 (2-3) (1991) pp.109-116
    ISSN: 1541-132X eISSN: 1541-132X
    Abstract
  • Valler D, 'Economic development strategy formulation: The case of norwich city council'
    Planning Practice & Research 4 (3) (1989) pp.32-33
    ISSN: 0269-7459 eISSN: 0269-7459

Book chapters

  • Valler D, 'The evaluation of local and regional development policy' in Handbook of Local and Regional Development, Routledge (2010)
    ISBN: 9780203842393
    Abstract
  • Wood A, Valler D, Phelps N, Raco M, Shirlow P, 'The limits to devolution' in Baker M, Hardill I, Benneworth P, Budd L (ed.), The limits to devolution, Taylor&Francis (2006)
    ISBN: 9780415336321

Other publications

Areas of expertise

Planning; Economic Development; Urban Governance; Urban Social Theory