David Adams

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David Adams



David Adams is Emeritus Professor in Urban Studies at the University of Glasgow, where he previously held the Ian Mactaggart Chair of Property and Urban Studies. He has also worked at the Universities of Reading, Manchester and Aberdeen.

David’s research interests are in state-market relations in land and property, with particular focus on planning and land policy, real estate developers, speculative housebuilders, brownfield redevelopment, and place quality. He has undertaken extensive research on these issues for the Scottish and UK Governments, ESRC, RICS, RTPI and other funders, and published widely on land, planning and development, most notably as co-author of Greenfields, Brownfields and Housing Development (2002), co-editor of Planning, Public Policy and Property Markets (2005) and Urban Design in the Real Estate Development (2011) and co-author of Shaping Places: Urban Planning, Design and Development (2013).

He is contributing to the CaCHE theme on ‘Understanding housing markets: demand and need, supply and delivery’ and is initially involved in the exemplar project on the private housebuilding industry.

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