Prof. Brendan Murtagh
Brendan Murtagh is Professor of Urban Planning at Queen’s University Belfast. He has written and researched widely on place contestation, marine heritage and social economics and teaches on built heritage and planning at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Professor Murtagh is currently involved in a number of research projects led by Dr Wes Flannery on: marine heritage (EU Horizon 2020); transitions processes in ports (EU INTERREG); and on the future of small Irish Ports (Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland). He is currently involved in research on social economics and inner-city regeneration, that involves an evaluation of the economic potential of community owned assets (Social Investment Fund and Innovate UK). Brendan has a particular interest in the potential of community economics, asset ownership and heritage in the marine environment.
Selected publications -
Murtagh, B., Grounds, A., Boland, P. and Fox-Rogers, L., 2020. Social economics, poverty and violence after peace. Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal, 4(2-3) pp.220-238.
Murtagh, B., 2019. Social Economics and the Solidarity City. London, Routledge.
Murtagh, B. and Boland, P., 2019. Community asset transfer and strategies of local accumulation. Social and Cultural Geography, 20(1), pp.4-23.
Murtagh, B., Boland, P. and Shirlow, P., 2017. Contested heritages and cultural tourism. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 23(6), pp.506-520.
Murtagh, B., 2015. Community asset transfer in Northern Ireland. Policy and Politics, 43(2), pp.221–237.
Murtagh, B. and McFerran, K., 2015. Adaptive utilitarianism, social enterprises and urban regeneration. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 33(6), pp.1585-1599.
Bridge, S., Murtagh, B. and O'Neill, K., 2014. Understanding the Social Economy and the Third Sector, 2nd edition. Palgrave Macmillan.
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