Alister Scott

Alister Scott, Professor of Spatial Planning and Governance at Birmingham City University, is a contributor to the New Optimists Forum, participating on the event on 1st March 2012.

He’s a social scientist and human geographer with specialist interests in sustainable rural land use, spatial planning, public engagement and landscape problems.

His current research focuses on the ways sustainable development has been conceptualised and operationalised, exploring themes including specialist sustainable rural land use, spatial planning, public engagement and landscape problems.

He’s currently leading a research-council funded project ‘Managing change at the rural-urban fringe‘ as part of the RELU initiative (Rural Economy and Land Use).

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