Neil Powe is a lecturer in planning at the University of Newcastle. His main research interests include non-market environmental valuation and rural planning. Market towns research has provided the focus of his rural planning research and he has co-authored a number of journal articles on the subject. He has also written a forthcoming book on environmental valuation.
Trevor Hart is visiting research fellow in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, University of Newcastle. He has a number of years’ experience of practice in planning and economic development in rural areas and has recently been engaged in a number of evaluation studies involving the impact of enterprise policy in deprived communities, graduate recruitment in small businesses and the impact of social enterprise.
Tim Shaw is head of the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, University of Newcastle. His research has covered various aspects of regional planning and he has many years’ experience dealing with issues of rural planning. He has co-authored journal articles on market towns and is currently editing a special issue on green belts for the Journal of Environmental, Planning and Management.