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Dr Matthew Wargent

Lecturer in Urban Planning and Development

School of Geography and Planning

Email
WargentM@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29208 75281
Campuses
Glamorgan Building, Room 1.52, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3WA
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

My research focuses on the planning and governance of cities, particularly the politics of community engagement, the growing influence of private sector expertise, and more recently the impact of digital technologies on urban planning and development.

My latest research project, Just Neighbourhoods?, explores social and environmental justice in under-represented neighbourhoods across the UK's four nations. Other recent research projects have focused on the impact of community-led planning on housebuilding, epistemic justice and the transformation of street space, and the historic influence of private sector expertise in urban planning and governance.

I currently serve as Book Review Editor for Town Planning Review. Please get in touch if you have an upcoming book that you would like to be considered for review.

I joined the School of Geography and Planning in October 2021. Prior to this, I held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Reading and was a Research Fellow at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL. I completed my PhD, funded by the ESRC, at the University of Sheffield in 2017.

Publication

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2019

2018

2017

2015

Articles

Book sections

Books

Monographs

Teaching

I am currently Course Director for the BSc Urban Planning & Development and teach on a number of modules across the School. I am a Fellow of Advance HE (FHEA).

Current modules

  • CP0259 Community Engagement, Mediation and Negotiation Skills
  • CP0312 Planning Theory and Practice
  • CP0384 Digital Planning
  • CPT857 Planning and Real Estate
  • CPT931 Digital Planning and Development
  • CPT930 Governing Urban and Regional Dynamics

Previous modules

  • CPT870 Space and Place: International Planning Practice

Supervisions

I currently supervise one PhD student and am always happy to chat with prospective students. Please get in touch if you are interested in pursuing a PhD in any of the following areas:

  • Participation, politics, and neighbourhoods
  • Community action and governance
  • Localism and devolution
  • Politics of planning reform
  • Private sector expertise in urban governance
  • Digital technology in planning and urban development