Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones is Professor of Town Planning and a member of the Global Urban Research Unit at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle
University. One of the leading authorities on urban planning, place and policy, he is educated in planning, geography, politics and film history. Mark's research interests are in
the fields of urban and spatial planning, land use, historic and contemporary urban change, and community participation in places, and he holds a passionate interest in interdisciplinary
Since 2015, Mark has been Newcastle University’s Cities Lead and currently serves as Chairman of the Regional Studies Association. He leads the Foresight Future of Cities
International Research Network comprising Newcastle, Hong Kong, Sydney and Groningen, and is a member of the German Academy of Spatial Research and Planning City Regions
Planning and Governance Research Network.
He became an Academic Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2011 and was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 2013. Mark was also previously
UK Government Advisor on planning, land use and housing issues. As well as providing research advice, Mark is regularly called upon to discuss policy and engagement options
with national and local government, and with different groups and communities.
He directs Newcastle City Futures, an innovative collaborative arena bringing together academics from Newcastle and Northumbria Universities with officials from local authorities,
businesses and community representatives in North East England, leading to a partnership of almost 200 organisations.
He tweets via @profmarktj.