Skills for Managing Spatial Diversity

Lead Research Organisation: Queen's University Belfast
Department Name: Sch Planning Architecture and Civil Eng


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Description The need to focus more on problem solving competencies and mediation techniques, rather than just knowledge acquisition in planning and urban regeneration.
Exploitation Route Policy development in Northern Ireland about skills infrastructure for planning and urban regeneration.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Environment

Description The findings have been used to inform UK government policy on sustainable communities; the development of a Northern Ireland skills framework; and a new postgraduate degree pathway in urban regeneration
First Year Of Impact 2011
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Environment
Impact Types Policy & public services

Description Development of a skills component to the Northern Ireland urban regeneration strategy
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Creation of a new competency framework for urban regeneration practitioners.
Title Skills analysis 
Description Mixed methods approach to skills analysis 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact More effective understanding of the skills needs of practitioners 
Title Integrated skills data set 
Description Integrated quantitative, interview and case study data 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Development of new degree modules for urban regenration 
Description Planning skills seminar presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of interim research findings.

It generated new contacts for in-depth interviews
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008