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Research interests

John's research interests focus on spatial planning and urban regeneration, including international comparative approaches. He has worked on a range of projects including the following: tax-based policy mechanisms for urban regeneration (ESRC, involving Universities of Dundee and Ulster); the use of arts and culture as a means of achieving sustainable regeneration (Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland); and the effects of cruise passenger terminal developments in historic port cities (Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland).

Biography

John has worked as a practitioner in spatial planning in London and elsewhere and has worked in academia since 1992. He is an active member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and currenly chairs the Partnership Boards of London South Bank University and Hong Kong University. He also represents UK planning schools on the RTPI's Membership Assessment Advisory Group, and he represented non-Russell Group Universities on the RTPIs' 2017 Education Policy Review Group. He was a member of the Scottish Government's 2017 Planning Review Working Group which advised on the 2017 Scottish Planning Bill.

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Research Output

  • 13 Article
  • 2 Commissioned report
  • 1 Book
  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Maximising cruise tourism outcomes in small-medium cruise ports: lessons from Atlantic Canada

McCarthy, J., 2 Oct 2018, In : Urban Research and Practice. 11, 4, p. 289-313 25 p.

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
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    Educating Students for the Collaborative Workplace: Facilitating Interdisciplinary Learning in Construction Courses

    MacLaren, A., Wilson, M., Simmonds, R., Hamilton-Pryde, A. M., McCarthy, J. P. & Milligan, A., 13 Feb 2017, In : International Journal of Construction Education and Research.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Culture, creativity and commerce: trajectories and tensions in the case of Beijing's 798 Art Zone

    McCarthy, J. P. & Wang, Y., 2016, In : International Planning Studies. 21, 1, p. 1-15 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Sharing good practice in planning education

    McCarthy, J. P. & Bagaeen, S., 2014, York: Higher Education Academy. 19 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

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    Activities

    • 9 Invited talk
    • 1 Editorial activity

    Presentation entitled 'Aspirational Regeneration'

    John Paul McCarthy (Contributor)
    17 Mar 2013

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Presentation entitled 'Cruise terminals and accessibility'

    John Paul McCarthy (Contributor)
    25 Apr 2013

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Presentation to Vancouver Island University

    John Paul McCarthy (Contributor)
    26 Sep 2012

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Urban, Planning and Transport Research (Journal)

    John Paul McCarthy (Editor)
    12 Nov 2012 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    Presentation to QUB

    John Paul McCarthy (Contributor)
    2 Jun 2010

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk