Mark Whitehead

Title/Position:  Professor
Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University
  BSc PhD (Wales)
Twitter: markiewhitehead

MCRI Projects: B4: Boundaries.

Background: Mark Whitehead is a Reader in Geography at the Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University, and a Senior Research Fellow of the City Institute, York University (Toronto). His research and teaching focus on the intersections between environmental and political geography and he has a particular interest in ecological governance and urbanization. Mark is Associate Editor of the journal Environmental Values and Reviews Editor for the journal Area. He is also Human Dimension Researcher Manager of the Climate Change Consortium of Wales.

Research Interests: Cities and Climate Change/peak Oil; Environmental Governance; Urban Sustainability; Environmental Behaviour Chang.

Selected Publications:

While, A. and Whitehead, M. (2013) ‘Urbanization and Climate Change' Special Issue’ Urban Studies. 59(7).

Whitehead, M. (2013) ‘Degrowth or Regrowth’ Special Issue. Environmental Values. 22.2.

Whitehead, M. (2013) ‘Neoliberal Urban Environmentalism and the Adaptive City: Towards a Critical Urban Theory and Climate Change’ Urban Studies. 1348-1367.

Whitehead, M. (2013) ‘Sustainability’ in Cloke, P. Crang, P. and Goodwin, M. (eds.) Introducing Human Geographies (Arnold).

Whitehead, M. (2013) ‘Sustainability’ in Death, C. (ed.) Critical Environmental Politics. London: Routledge.

Whitehead, M. (2012) ‘Conservation and Nature+’ Environmental Values. 21.3

Keil, R. and Whitehead, M. (2012). 'Urban Politics and Sustainability' Mossberger, K and Smith, S. Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics (Oxford University Press).

Whitehead, M. (2012).  'Urban Sustainability and Economic Development' in Hutton, T. and Paddison, R. Handbook of Urban Economic Development (Sage).

Mason, K. and Whitehead, M. (2012) 'Transition Urbanism and the Contested Politics of Ethical Place-Making'Antipode, 44(2) p. 493-516.

Mason, K. and Whitehead, M. (2012) ‘Between here and there: mobilizing urban vulnerabilities in climate camps and transition towns’ in Dooling, S. and Simon, G. (eds.) Cities, Nature and Development: The Politics and Production of Urban Vulnerabilities. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Whitehead. M. (2011)  'The Sustainable City an Obituary: Critical Reflections on the Future of Sustainable Urbanism' in Flint, J. and Raco. M (eds.) Sustaining Success: The New Politics of Sustainable Urban Planning. Bristol: Policy Press.

Whitehead, M (2009) State, Science and the Skies: Environmental Governmentality and the British Atmosphere (Royal Geographical Society Book Series, Blackwell, Oxford).

Whitehead, M. (2009) 'The Wood for the Trees: Ordinary Environmental Justice and the Everyday Right to Urban Nature' International Journal of Urban and Regional Research Vol.33.

Whitehead, M (2009) 'The Sustainable City' in Kitchin, R and Thrift, N The International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography (Elsivier).

Whitehead, M (2007) The Nature of the State: Excavating the Political Ecologies of the Modern State Oxford Geographical and Environmental Studies Series (Oxford University Press: Oxford) (with Jones, M and Jones R).

Whitehead, M (2007) 'The Architecture of Partnerships: Urban Communities in the Shadow of Hierarchy:'  Policy and Politics Vol. 31(1) pp. 3-23.

Whitehead, M (2006) Spaces of Sustainability: Geographical Perspectives on the Sustainable Society (Routledge: London).

Whitehead, M (2006) Spatializing the Ecological Leviathan: states, nature and the production of regional space' Geografiska Annaler: Series B - Human Geography (with M Jones and R Jones) March.

Whitehead, M (2005) 'Negotiating the networks of space, time and substance: a geographical perspective on the sustainable citizen' Citizenship Studies (With Bullen, A) Vol.9(5) pp.499-516.

Whitehead, M (2005) 'Between the Marvellous and the Mundane: everyday life in the socialist city and the politics of the environment' Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. Vol. 23(2).

Whitehead, M Eds (2004) New Horizons in British Urban Policy: Perspectives on New Labour's Urban Renaissance (Ashgate: Aldershot) (with Johnstone, C).

Whitehead, M (2003) 'Love thy neighbourhood: Rethinking the politics of scale and Walsall’s struggle for neighbourhood democracy'. Environment and Planning A Vol. 35(2) pp. 277-300.

Whitehead, M (2003) 'From moral space to the morality of scale. The case of the sustainable region' Ethics, Place and Environment Vol. 6(3) pp. 235-257.

Whitehead, M (2003) '(Re)Analysing the sustainable city: nature, urbanization and the regulation of socio-environmental relations in the UK'. Urban Studies Vol.40(7) pp. 1183-1206.