Our Advisory Group

We work closely with several academics and experts in the field of planning and community development, who input regularly into our work.

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Professor Cliff Hague OBE

Professor Cliff Hague OBE is the Professor Emeritus of Planning and Spatial Development at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. He is also the Chair of the Cockburn Association, past President of the Royal Town Planning Institute, and the Commonwealth Association of Planners as well as the past Chair of Built Environment Forum Scotland.

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Angus Hardie

Angus Hardie is the director of the Scottish Community Alliance. Prior to this he was the Director of Development Trust Association Scotland. He trained as a social worker before working on a number of community led regeneration initiatives during the 1980s in Edinburgh. He is on the board of Community energy Scotland and Stop Climate Chaos.

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Professor Mark Stephens

Professor Mark Stephens was the Professor of Public Policy at Heriot-Watt University, prior to this he was Professor of Urban Economics at the University of Glasgow, and academic adviser to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. He is Co-Investigator at the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence and leads the UK Housing Review. He is also Chair of Save Our Landscapes which protects Scotland’s Falls of Clyde & New Lanark.

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Dr Andy Inch

Dr Andy Inch is a senior lecturer at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield. His research focuses on the politics of planning and urban development, including issues around public participation and planning reform in Scotland. He was a research fellow at the University of Lisbon in Portugal. He has also lectured at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh.

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