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HEALEY Patsy OBE, PhD, MRTPI
British urban planner and academic
Professor Emeritus, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, University of Newcastle

Date of birth: 1 Jan. 1940


Place of birth: Loughborough, Leicestershire, England


Parentage: daughter of C. T. and L. M. Ingold


Education: BA (Hons), Geography, University College London 1961; Dip. Ed., Education, University of Wales, Swansea 1962; Dip. TP, Planning, Regents Street Polytechnic, London 1969; PhD, Planning and Geography, London School of Economics 1973


Career: After working as a teacher and a planner, Patsy Healey worked at Kingston Polytechnic School of Planning (1972–74), the School of Planning at Oxford Polytechnic (1974–87) and at the University of Newcastle (1988 onwards). She is now Professor Emeritus in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne where she is a member of the Institute for Policy and Practice. She has qualifications in geography and planning and is a specialist in planning theory and practice, with a particular interest in strategic spatial planning for city regions and in urban regeneration policies. She has undertaken research on the preparation and implementation of development plan frameworks, on how planning strategies work out in practice and on partnership forms of governance at the neighbourhood, city and city region scales. In the past ten years, she has been developing approaches to collaborative planning practices, linked to an institutionalist analysis of urban socio-spatial dynamics and urban governance, with books on urban governance and on strategic spatial planning in Europe. She has just completed work on experiences of strategic spatial planning in city regions, with in-depth case studies in the UK, Italy and the Netherlands. She is a member of the ODPM/DCLG Planning Research Network, the Planning Aid Council, the RTPI’s Knowledge and Research Committee, and was a member of the ICES-KIS Panel in the Netherlands in 2003. Since 2004, she has been an adviser to the ODPM/DCLG’s Evaluation Study of the new Local Development Frameworks (now called Spatial Planning in Practice) and she is a member of a similar advisory panel for the ODPM on the evaluation of the Housing Market Renewal Pathfinder Programme, starting in 2005. She is on the Advisory Board of SITI in Turin, Italy, and of CITTA, in the University of Oporto, Portugal. She has been a Fellow of University College, London since 2006 and is Senior Editor of the journal Planning Theory and Practice (see url below).


Honours and awards: Honorary Member of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) 2004; RTPI Gold Medal 2007


Publications include: Collaborative Planning: Shaping Places in Fragmented Societies 2006, Urban Complexity and Spatial Strategy: Towards a Relational Planning for Our Times 2007; numerous articles in professional journals


Contact details: Address: School of Architecture Planning and Landscape, Claremont Tower, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, England; Tel: +44 (0)191 222-8810; Fax: +44 (0)191 222-8811; Email: patsy.healey@ncl.ac.uk ; Website: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ipp/ ; Website: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14649357.asp/ .




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