02/01/2012 to 07/31/2012
School of Environment & Development, Universityof Manchester
Roger Bristow has been teaching spatial planning at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom for the past 40 years, but he is best known in Asia for his books on land-use planning in Hong Kong, and his teaching, seminars and research writing on East and South East Asian planning systems more generally. As early as 1980 he taught for a year in the Geography Department of the University of Hong Kong, and later in that decade worked in Malaysia for half a year as a World Bank Planning Education consultant. For the past five years he has been dividing his time between Manchester and several Taiwan universities in Taipei and elsewhere in Taiwan teaching on postgraduate university planning courses, and is currently Visiting Professor to the Research Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences in National Chung Hsing University, Taichung.
Currently he is editing a book in English on varied aspects of spatial planning in Taiwan, due for publication later this year.
His specialist interest is in the administration and practice of spatial planning in different countries, both in terms of historical development of planning systems and comparison between practice under different cultural and political conditions. Most recently he has taken an interest in the impact of global warming on planning policies around the world, stemming from the pioneering work now being done in the United Kingdom.
1. Books : Individually authored -
Planning in Taiwan : Spatial Planning in the Twenty-First Century; Routledge,
Abingdon, 2010; 304 pp.
The Hong Kong New Towns: A Selective Review; Oxford University Press, Hong
Kong, 1989, 374pp.
2. Books : Edited jointly, and contributed to (2 chapters) -
English Structure Planning: A Commentary on Procedure and Practice in the
Seventies; (editor with D.T. Cross) Pion, London, 1983; 342pp.
Land-use Planning in Hong Kong : History, Policies and Procedures; Oxford
University Press, Hong Kong, 1984; 328pp (and paperback 1987and 1991).
3. Books : Contributed to -
Hong Kong - A Political Economy of Waterfront Development: Chap. 6 in P.
Malone City Capital and Water; Routledge, London, 1996; pp110-133.
Manchester - The Millenium City: Chap. 7 in H. Clout Europe's Cities in the Late
Twentieth Century; Netherlands Geographical Studies 176, University of Amsterdam,
Market Forces Ascendant - Dynamics of Change on the Hong Kong Waterfront :
Chap. 10 in B.S. Hoyle, D.A. Pinder and M.S. Husain (eds.) Revitalising
theWaterfront, Belhaven, London, 1988; pp167-82.
The North West; Chap. 6 in P. Damesick & P. Wood (eds.); Regional Problems,
Problem Regions and Public Policy in the U.K., Oxford University Press, Oxford,
(B) Refereed Papers:
1. The Hong Kong Planning Bill –Opportunity or Failure; Planning and Development,
Journal of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners, Vol.16, No.2,2000, pp 46-53.
2. Early Town Planning in British South East Asia - 1910-1939, Planning Perspectives,
Vol.14, No.4, 1999, pp 139-160.
3. In Defence of Planning - A Commentary on Staley; Planning and Development,
Journal of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners, Vol.11, No.1, 1995, pp 24-29.
4. The Role and Place of Strategic Planning in Hong Kong; Planning and
Development, Journal of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners, Vol.4, No.1,1988,
pp14-20. 5. Some Questions on Unitary Development Plans - A Plain Man's Guide? Regional
Studies, Vol.19, No.3, June 1985, pp263-8.
6. Some Problems of Methodology Transfer - Strategic Planning in Malaysia and
Hong Kong, Built Environment, Vol.11, No.4, 1985, pp294-303.
7. How Unitary is Unitary - The New British Planning System, Built
Environment,Vol.11, No.3, 1985, pp223-9.
8. Metropolitan Planning Revisited - The London Case, Built Environment, Vol.10,
No.2, 1984, pp146-52.
9. A Woman in Planning, or Metropolitan Planning Revisited 1984, Built
Environment, Vol.10, No.1, 1984, pp81-7.
10. To Plan or Not to Plan, That is the Question –Again, Built Environment, Vol.9,
No.2, 1983, pp144-9.
11. Planning by Demand - A Possible Hypothesis about Town Planning in Hong Kong,
Asian (Hong Kong) Journal of Public Administration; Vol.3, No.2, Dec.1981,
12. Regional Planning - A Review Article, Town Planning Review, Vol.49, No.1,Jan.
(C) Other Published Papers:
1. Towards a Global Paradigm for the Regulation of Development, Proceedings of the