Mr Adam Sheppard

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  • Qualifications:BA (Hon) Geography and Urban Studies, MSc City and Regional Planning, Diploma in Management, Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning
  • Position:Associate head of Department - Geography and Environmental Management
  • Department:FET - Geography and Environmental Management
  • Telephone:+4411732 83070

About me

Adam joined UWE as a lecturer in 2007 from planning practice.  Adam has previously worked in Essex, South Gloucestershire and the Bristol urban fringe, and Herefordshire as a Local Planning Authority development management officer.   He has been involved in a diverse range of planning projects at varying scales and degrees of complexity.  Adam has worked in both the rural and urban context and has experience across the planning spectrum, from Green Belt areas and open countryside to inner city redevelopment projects.  Adam researches and teaches in matters relating to planning implementation, history, regulation and the decision making process.  Adam teaches on a range of planning, architecture and property undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and on professional practice short courses.  He is part of the programme team for the undergraduate planning courses at UWE and is the Course Director of the Joint Distance Learning Consortium which offers a family of post-graduate Urban and Rural Planning programmes. Adam is a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. ​

Area of expertise

Development management - including implementation and decision making, legislation and procedures, history and current planning practice.​


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