Twitter suggestions for planning students

Some students here at UCL / Bartlett asked if I could suggest some people they might follow on Twitter.  So I started putting some suggestions together.  More welcome. (Note that it is divided into groups.)

This is a collective project.  If you can add to it, email m.edwards@ucl.ac.uk or add suggestions as comments at the end. (So far, thanks to Jim, Peter Matthews, Laura Vaughan, Alister Scott, …)

New list of tweeting “urbanists”:

 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkKqwKD6R-qkdGJhZkl4UTlrRlh3TExtdlBTeDBWbEE&usp=sharing …

 And Elena Besussi here (@ecudielle) has compiled a Twitter List to which you can subscribe – designed for students of planning https://twitter.com/ecudielle/lists/uclepa

Thinkers, theorists, researchers

@rkeil Prof Roger Keil, York University, Toronto

@IJURResearch  good journal articles

@StuartWilksHeeg UK politics / “Democratic Audit”

@PayneSarah land and property market scholar in Sheffield

@andywightman Scottish legal geographer, common land campaigner

@stuhodkinson Stuart Hodkinson, housing scholar, geographer, Leeds

@AnnaMinton author of Ground Control

@Yasminah_b   Yasminah Beebeejaun, UCL, participation research

@urbaneprofessor Peter Matthews, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

@bartlettplanner Yvonne Rydin, sustainability+property+planning UCL

@cdoyle34 Carey Doyle in Belfast

@AdamDavidMorton Political Economy, important blogs on Piketty, Gramsci, Polanyi

 

UK planning, cities, housing

@communitiesUK  DCLG   (Ministry of planning for England)

@kateTCPA  Kate Henderson, Town and Country Planning Association

@jonestheplanner  occasional blog, superb critiques of places as built, Britain

@owenhatherley similar; trenchant; Marxist author of A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain (Blair period) and A New Kind of Bleak (coalition period)

@insidehousing Weekly housing professionals’ magazine

@TheBizofCities Greg Clark, consultant neo-liberal economist

@J_J_Carpenter Planning Magazine (links to £ mostly, though)

@regenerationUK Regen+Renewal Magazine  (links to £ mostly, though)

@GLAIntelligence  City Hall statistics and research

@LSE_SERC – London School of Economics spatial economics research centre – from Jim

@jules_birch – commentator on housing, excellent

@janicemorphet – very active and authoritative on UK governance, planning and relation with EU

@bcualisterscott – Alister Scott, Planning, Birmingham City Uni

@LGAcomms – Local Government Association (represents local authorities in UK)

@4socialhousing – SHOUT campaign for social housing

@AndrewLainton – good blogger on UK planning

 

EU and European affairs

@MatinaStevis of the Wall St Journal (EU/EURO/Crisis)

@JoeWSJ @wsjemre @aylushka_a (Turkey)

@NickMalkoutzis (of the English-language paper Ekatherimini) Greece

@YannisVaroufakis (economist) Greece

@SocialEurope Social Europe Journal

 

UK and London, related activism

@DaveHill The Guardian’s London blogger; often links to other London blogs and lists

@London_Forum  Peter Eversden for amenity group networks, legal and policy updates

@Ben_FoL  Ben Harrison, Future of London – inactive

@HomesForLondon a Shelter campaign

@UnionNewsUK

@SianBerry Transport/green

@greenLondonAMs Assembly members – quiet

@greenJennyJones Assembly member – active

@tom_chance researcher for the above – quiet

@CityHallLabour City Hall Labour – quiet

@nickygavron Labour Leader, London Assembly – active

@KoosCouvee journalist urban / London

@changita Andrea Gibbons Right to the City, Dr Pop

@AntoniaLayard  law and  env’t rights

@mirabarhillel property and planning correspondent of the London Evening Standard, but also Palestine, cute cats

 

Think Tanks, Foundations etc

@Classthinktank  UK leftish / union-supported

@JRFUK UK’s most substantial progressive foundation

@guerrillapolicy Guerrilla Policy thinktank

@theneweconomics  (nef )”Think-and-do” Tank on UK economy

@nefSocialPolicy nef Social Policy

 

Progressive organisations, movements, writers etc

@OccupiedTimes London, newspaper of #occupy

@OccupyLondon

@PennyRed  Laurie Penny journalist, blogger

@paulmasonnews Paul Mason, journalist, author of Why it’s all breaking out everywhere

@falseecon Radical economics campaign

@AnnePettifor of Prime Economics, progressive Keynesian economist

 

UCL and Bartlett (see also morphet, beebejaun, rydin above)

@UCLurbanlab  urban events etc

@michaellondonsf Michael Edwards

@urban_formation Laura Vaughan, configuration, suburbs

@ecudielle Elena Besussi

@UCL_BartlettLib UCL Bartlett library

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Author: Ed

staff in the Bartlett School of Planning and cooperating with others in UCL and with the Just Space Network to support London citizens' inpu

8 thoughts on “Twitter suggestions for planning students”

  1. A few suggestions:
    @BBCMarkEaston – BBC home affairs editor
    @LSE_SERC – London School of Economics spatial economics research centre
    @jules_birch – Excellent commentator on housing
    @MarketUrbanism – Pithy free-market urbanism from the US

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