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David McGuinness

Senior Lecturer

Department: Architecture and Built Environment

EE David Mcguinness Staffprofile 255Before working at Northumbria  I was a Civil Servant with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). At Northumbria I have worked in a number of research and teaching roles during the last 13 years, initially at the Centre for Regional Economic Development (CRED) and more recently in the Sustainable Cities Research Institute (SCRI).  I contribute to teaching on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the Faculty relating to urban regeneration, planning, sustainable development and research methods.  In terms of research and consultancy I have extensive experience of undertaking applied research across a range of policy areas, including, urban regeneration, economic development and urban sustainability.


  • Not Specified MSc June 30 2002
  • Government BA (Hons) June 30 1998
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2000

Key Publications

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  • Making the links between the dissertation process and employability, Kirk, R., McGuinness, D. 4 Jul 2019
  • Does one size fit all? Place-neutral national planning policy in England and its impact on housing land supplies and local development plans in North East England, McGuinness, D., Greenhalgh, P., Grainger, P. 28 May 2018, In: Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit
  • Land Value, Muldoon-Smith, K., McGuinness, D., Greenhalgh, P. 29 Aug 2018
  • Modular solutions, Muldoon-Smith, K., McGuinness, D. 31 Aug 2018
  • Developing a neighbourhood plan: stories from 'community-led' planning pathfinders, McGuinness, D., Ludwig, C. 18 Jan 2017, Localism and neighbourhood planning: Power to the People?, Bristol, Policy Press
  • Priming the Urban Growth Machine, Muldoon-Smith, K., McGuinness, D., Greenhalgh, P. 10 Sep 2017
  • Tacit Planning, Muldoon-Smith, K., McGuinness, D. 31 Aug 2017
  • The rescaling of sub-national planning: can localism resolve England’s spatial planning conundrum?, McGuinness, D., Mawson, J. 15 May 2017, In: Town Planning Review
  • Tacit planning, Muldoon-Smith, K., McGuinness, D., Greenhalgh, P. 7 Sep 2016
  • Is the grass always greener? Making sense of convergence and divergence in regeneration policies in England and Scotland, McGuinness, D., Greenhalgh, P., Pugalis, L. 5 Feb 2015, In: Geographical Journal


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