Mark Tewdwr-Jones is director of Newcastle City Futures and the fifth holder of Newcastle University’s 1946 Established Chair of Town. He was previously advisor on planning, land use and housing issues to ministers in the UK, Welsh and Scottish governments, and served as a lead expert for the government chief scientist Sir John Beddington’s Foresight project on Land Use Futures; more recently he has been involved in Sir Mark Walport’s Future of Cities Foresight project. He was also a lead expert on the NHS NICE project on spatial planning and health; advised the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution; served on the ESRC CASE Award Panel and Royal Town Planning Institute General Assembly; has given evidence to select committees; is a panel member for DFiD’s Commonwealth Scholarship Commission; and served as vice chairman and trustee of the Regional Studies Association. He has produced 14 books, including The Planning Polity, Urban Reflections and The Collaborating Planner.
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