Dr Stephen Essex
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Dr Stephen Essex

Associate Professor in Geography

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Biography

Biography

Programme Leader for the MSc Planning and MSc Town Planning (Level 7 Chartered Town Planner Degree Apprenticeship) programmes.

Qualifications

1985 Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Geography, University of Nottingham

1982 Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Department of Geography, St. David's University College, University of Wales, Lampeter.

Professional membership

  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society - Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG) (since 1983)
  • Member of the Higher Education Academy (since 2000)
  • Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (Associate since 2009 and full Chartered since 2012)

Roles on external bodies

  • Committee Member of Royal Town Planning Institute South West branch, 2008-2010; 2020-.
  • Executive Committee Member of the RGS-IBG Rural Geography Research Group, 2000-2005 (including Newsletter Editor, 2002-2005).

Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

  • Urban and rural planning
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Research methods

My main teaching at undergraduate level includes:

GGX1205 Geographical Journeys (module leader): This module introduces geography as an undergraduate subject, including the interactions between human and physical sides of the discipline; engages with big society debates/issues to which geography contributes: and develops research and learning as a grounding for future personal and professional development.

GGH2208 Urban planning, design and security: This module provides a critical understanding of the evolution and operation of urban planning, design and security across a range of global contexts.

GGH3027 Sustainable Cities: This module examines how cities are tackling sustainable development and climate change challenges in an increasingly urban world. https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/schools/school-of-geography-earth-and-environmental-sciences/geography/featured-module-sustainable-cities

I also act as advisor on a number of dissertation projects (GGX3200 Dissertation in Geography) and work-based learning placements (GGX3203 Work-based Learning). I also contribute to residential fieldwork modules in Year 1 (GGX1205 Geographical Journeys) and Year 2 (GGX2204).

At Masters level, I am the Programme Leader for MSc Planning and MSc Town Planning, which is fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute. Further details are found at: http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/msc-planning

My teaching on the MSc Planning programme includes:

PLG501 Issues and Values in Planning Practice (module leader): This module focuses on the development of planning theory and practice and the core professional values and skills relevant in contemporary practice (especially consultation, negotiation and mediation skills). It emphasises the changing demands on, and approaches of, the professional planner and the importance of maintaining an up-to-date skills set to ensure professional competence.

PLG503 Environmental Knowledge: from field to stakeholder (module leader): This module reviews quantitative and qualitative research methods relevant to professional and academic investigations in the field of planning. Information is a tool for policy-makers to use to make choices. The ability to build an evidence base for policy and evaluation as well as carry out and interpret technical analysis is part of the basis for the legitimacy of planning as a profession. The module also prepares students in the formulation of research projects as the basis for their own dissertation (PLG510/511).

PLG508 Coastal Urban Regeneration (module leader): This module deals with the challenges of delivering urban regeneration in coastal contexts, namely port, post-defence, seaside resorts and rural market/fishing towns. The visibility of problems in coastal towns has arguably been obscured by the government’s traditional focus on urban and rural categories, yet the population of these settlements is equivalent in size to a region. Coastal towns experience a combination of particular disadvantages such as physical isolation, often accentuated by transport deficiencies; climate change; high inward migration of elderly and transient/benefit claimant populations and the outward migration of young people; a dual housing market; ‘one industry town’ economies often based on tourism; and low education attainment with low levels of aspiration.

PLG510/511 Dissertation Research Project (module leader): The dissertation project is an opportunity for candidates to undertake an original research investigation within the field of spatial planning. The topic must relate to their chosen specialist options. The best of these projects are publishable and a number have been submitted to planning-related journals for peer-review.

Staff serving as external examiners

1999 PhD, University of Nottingham

1998-2001 HNC Heritage Management, Wiltshire College Chippenham, University of Bournemouth

2000-2001 MA/PG Diploma Environmental Policy and Management, University of the West of England, Bristol

2001 PhD, University of Nottingham

2000-2004 MA/PG Dip/PG Cert Tourism and Sustainability, University of the West of England, Bristol

2004 PhD, University of Nottingham

2005 PhD, University of Nottingham

2006 MSc, University of Worcester

2009-2012 BSc (Hons) Geography and BA (Hons) Human Geography, University of Worcester

2010 PhD, University of Nottingham

2012 PhD, Open University

2016 PhD, St Andrews University

2020 PhD, University of Nottingham

Research

Research

Research interests

I am interested in the planning, creation and management of human environments. I also work on sport and recreation, and tourism, and the spaces in which those activities and pursuits take place. The overall theme running through my research is sustainable urban transformations, with a focus on four main topics. First, my research has focused on the planning and infrastructural implications of staging both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games (Essex and Chalkley, 1998; 1999; 2004), including the urban design legacies of Olympic Parks (Sanchez and Essex, 2017; 2018; 2021). The second area of research has focused on the post-war planning and reconstruction of Plymouth city centre, using previously neglected sources of original correspondence between the key actors at the time, which has reshaped ideas about this formative period of the planning system and the contemporary conservation and regeneration significance of the city centre (Essex and Brayshay, 2005; 2007; 2008; 2013). The third main area of research has focused on the planning and regeneration of coastal communities, which has reviewed the policy response of coastal planning authorities to climate change (Young and Essex, 2019; Kirby, et al., 2021)); the delivery of sustainable mixed communities in waterfront regeneration (Thorning, et al., 2019); resort deprivation and social exclusion (Agarwal, et al. 2018); the challenges of brownfield development on the coast (Leger, et al., 2016); and a reflection on 30 years of regeneration along Plymouth’s waterfront (Essex and Ford, 2015).  Fourth, my current research focuses on international sustainable energy transitions based on an Economic and Social Research Council/South African National Research Foundation Newton Fund funded project. This research is investigating the role of municipalities in the distribution of electricity in South African cities and the unusual barriers which exist to impede the creation of governance/management structures to facilitate pathways to low carbon urban energy configurations (Essex and de Groot, 2021; Caprotti, et al., 2020; 2021). 

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

AL-NOOR, A. (2019) Assessing Economic, Social, Political and Environmental Issues Related to Mega-projects: A case study of Merowe Dam in Sudan, Full-time PhD (Director of Studies).

JAKES, S. (2015) The influence of resort decline on social exclusion in English seaside resorts, Full-time (Third advisor).

FOX, A. (2014) Communities, Institutions and FloodRisk: Mobilising Social Capital to improve community resilience, Part-time,2008-2014, (Second Advisor).

DARLOW, S. (2010) Sustainable Heritage Management Practices: Models and exemplars in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Part-time, 2005-2008, Full-time, 2008-2010 (Second Advisor)

KELLY, C. (2008) Partnerships in the development and management of marine nature-based tourism, School funded, Full-time, 2005-2008 (Director of Studies)

VERNON, J. (2003) Barriers to sustainability among tourism-related businesses: identification and reduction, Ph.D., Faculty of Science, Caradon District Council, Southwest Tourism and Caradon LEADER II, Full-time, 1998-2001, Part-time, 2001-2002 (Director of Studies)

CONNELL, J. (2002) Public access, management and environmental responsibility: the experience of gardens open to the public, Part-time, 1998-2002 (Director of Studies)

NOVELLI, M. (1999) Turismo Rurale e agriturismo: realta’ del West Country (Gran Bretagna) e della Puglia a Confronto, Ph.D. thesis, Dipartimento di Scienze Geografiche e Merceologiche, Universita’ Degli Studi di Bari. Exchange student at Plymouth 1998-99 (Supervisor)

CLEGG, A. (1997) The Recession as an Agent in the Restructuring of Tourist Accommodation, Ph.D., ESRC Research studentship, Full-time, 1993-96; Part-time, 1996-97 (Director of Studies)

MASON, P. (1996) The Learn to Travel Project: A Case Study of curriculum innovation in schools, PhD, Part-time, 1990-96 (Second Supervisor)

JONES, D.J. (1996) An Investigation into Land Use Change on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, 1946-1992, M.Phil., Part-time, 1990-96 (Director of Studies).

Publications

Publications

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Taylor M, Essex S & Wilson O (2022) 'Solving The Housing Market Crisis In England And Wales: From New Towns To Garden Communities' Geography 107, (1) 4-13 , DOI Open access
Kirby JA, Masselink G, Essex S, Poate T & Scott T (2021) 'Coastal adaptation to climate change through zonation: A review of coastal change management areas (CCMAs) in England' Ocean and Coastal Management 215, , DOI Open access
Caprotti F, Essex S, Phillips J, de Groot J & Baker L (2020) 'Scales of governance: Translating multiscalar transitional pathways in South Africa’s energy landscape' Energy Research & Social Science 70, 101700-101700 , DOI Open access
Abdullah A-N, Rahman S, Essex S & Benhin J (2020) 'Economic Contributions of Mega-Dam Infrastructure as Perceived by Local and Displaced Communities: A Case Study of Merowe Dam, Sudan' Agriculture 10, (6) 227-227 , DOI Open access
Essex S & De Groot J (2019) 'Understanding energy transitions: the changing versions of the modern infrastructure ideal and the ‘energy underclass’ in South Africa, 1860-2019' Energy Policy , DOI Open access
Young D & Essex S (2019) 'Climate change adaptation in the planning and regeneration of England’s coastal areas: priorities, barriers and future prospects' Journal of Environmental Planning and Management , DOI Open access
Thorning D, Balch C & Essex SJ (2019) 'The delivery of mixed communities in the regeneration of urban waterfronts: an investigation of the comparative experience of Plymouth and Bristol' Land Use Policy 84, 238-251 , DOI Open access
Agarwal S, Jakes S, Essex S, Page S & Mowforth M (2018) 'Disadvantage in English Seaside Resorts: a typology of deprived neighbourhoods' Tourism Management , DOI Open access
Essex S & Yarwood RB (2018) 'Changing Places: the armed forces, post-military space and urban change in Plymouth, UK' Geography 102, (3) 122-132 Open access
Latuf de Oliveira Sanchez R & Essex SJ (2017) 'The challenge of urban design in securing post-event legacies of Olympic Parks' Journal of Urban Design , DOI Open access
Brown G, Essex S, Assaker G & Smith A (2017) 'Event satisfaction and behavioural intentions: examining the impact of the London 2012 Olympic Games on participation in sport' European Sport Management Quarterly 1-18 , DOI Open access
Turner J & Essex SJ (2016) 'Integrated terrestrial and marine planning in England’s coastal inter-tidal zone: assessing the operational effectiveness of the Coastal Concordat' Marine Policy 72, 166-175 , DOI Open access
Essex SJ & Staples J (2016) 'Design, disability and the planning challenge: the reality of living with severely disabled children' Planning Practice and Research , DOI Open access
Leger C, Balch C & Essex S (2016) 'Understanding the Planning Challenges of Brownfield Development in Coastal Urban Areas of England' Planning Practice & Research 31, (2) 119-131 , DOI Open access
Essex SJ & Ford P (2015) 'Urban regeneration: thirty years of change on Plymouth’s waterfront' Transactions of the Devonshire Association 147, 73-102 Open access
Essex SJ, Page SJ & Causevic S (2014) 'Tourist attitudes towards water use in the developing world: a comparative analysis' Tourism Management Perspectives 10, 57-67 , DOI
Kelly C, Essex S & Glegg G (2012) 'Reflective practice for marine planning: A case study of marine nature-based tourism partnerships' Marine Policy 36, (3) 769-781 Open access
Essex SJ, Darlow S & Brayshay M (2012) 'Sustainable Heritage Management Practices at Visited Heritage Sites in Devon and Cornwall' Journal of Heritage Tourism 7, (3) 219-237 Publisher Site , DOI
Essex SJ (2012) 'Torquay and the changing fortunes of tourism,' Transactions of the Devonshire Association 144, (144) 239-271
Essex SJ & Brayshay M (2008) 'Boldness diminished? The post war battle to replan a bomb-damaged provincial city' Urban History 35, (3) 437-461 , DOI
Essex SJ, Chalkley B & Evans S (2008) 'Geography and the National Student Survey' Teaching Geography 33, (3) 140-142
Essex SJ & Brayshay M (2007) 'Vision, vested interest and pragmatism: who re-made Britain's blitzed cities?' Planning Perspectives 22 (4), 417-441 , DOI
Essex S & Chalkley B (2007) 'Mega-events as a strategy for urban regeneration' Dialoghi Internazionali – Città nel Mondo 5, 18-29
Essex SJ (2005) 'Town versus country in the 1940s: Planning the contested space of a city region in the aftermath of the Second World War' Town Planning Review 76 (3), 239-264
Vernon J, Essex S, Pinder D & Curry K (2005) 'Collaborative policymaking - Local sustainable projects' ANNALS OF TOURISM RESEARCH 32, (2) 325-345 Author Site , DOI
Essex SJ (2004) 'Mega-sporting events in urban and regional policy: a history of the Winter Olympics' Planning Perspectives 19 (2), 201-232 , DOI
Essex SJ & Chalkley B (2004) 'Gaining World City status through staging the Olympic Games' Geodate 17, (4) 7-11
ESSEX S & CHALKLEY B (2004) 'Mega-sporting events in urban and regional policy: a history of the Winter Olympics' Planning Perspectives 19, (2) 201-232
Essex SJ, Kent M & Newnham R (2004) 'Tourism development in Mallorca: is water supply a constraint?' Journal of Sustainable Tourism 12, 4-28
VERNON J, PINDER D, CURRY K & Essex S (2003) 'The ‘Greening’ of Tourism Micro-businesses: Outcomes of Focus Group Investigations in South East Cornwall' Business Strategy and the Environment 12, 49-69
Kent M, Newnham R & Essex S (2002) 'Tourism and sustainable water supply in Mallorca: a geographical analysis' APPLIED GEOGRAPHY 22, (4) 351-374 Author Site , DOI
Vernon J, Essex SJ & Pinder DA (2002) 'Barriers to sustainability among tourism-related businesses in South East Cornwall' The Environmental Paper Series 5, (1) 2-9
Chalkley BS & Essex S (2002) 'L’evoluzione degli impatti infrastructturali delle olimpiadi invernali, 1924-2002 [The evolution of infrastructural implications of the Winter Olympics]' Bollettino della Societa Geografica Italiana 7, (4) 831-851
Hobson K & Essex S (2001) 'Sustainable tourism: A view from accommodation businesses' SERVICE INDUSTRIES JOURNAL 21, (4) 133-146 Author Site , DOI
Clegg A & Essex S (2000) 'Restructuring in tourism: the accommodation sector in a major British coastal resort' International Journal of Tourism Research 2, (2) 77-95 , DOI
Clegg A & Essex S (2000) 'Restructuring in tourism: the accommodation sector in a major British coastal resort' International Journal of Tourism Research 2, (2) 77-95 , DOI
Essex SJ & Chalkley B (2000) 'Learning from the Olympics' Teaching Geography 25, (3) 112-118
Essex SJ & Clegg A (2000) 'Restructuring In Tourism: The Accommodation Sector in a Major Coastal Resort (Torbay)' International Journal of Tourism Research 2, (2) 77-95
Essex S (1999) 'Book Reviews' Journal of Transport Geography 7, (4) 291-291 , DOI
Chalkley B & Essex S (1999) 'Sydney 2000: The 'Green games'?' GEOGRAPHY 84, (365) 299-307 Author Site
Jones D & Essex S (1999) 'Land use change in the British uplands: a case study of Bodmin Moor, Cornwall' Geography 84, (1) 11-23 Author Site
CHALKLEY B & ESSEX S (1999) 'Urban development through hosting international events: a history of the Olympic Games' Planning Perspectives 14, (4) 369-394
Essex SJ & Chalkley B (1999) 'Olympic Locations and Legacies: A Study in Geography and Tourism' Pacific Tourism Review 3, (3/4) 185-200
ESSEX S & CHALKLEY B (1998) 'The Olympics as a catalyst of urban renewal: a review' Leisure Studies 17, (3) 187-206
Essex SJ, Williams A & Pollard A (1998) 'Ecological Effects of Afforestation at a Second Rotation Plantation: A Case Study of Fernworthy, Dartmoor' Landscape Research 23, (2) 101-118
Essex SJ & Brown GP (1997) 'The emergence of post-suburban landscapes on the north coast of New South Wales: A case study of contested space' INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF URBAN AND REGIONAL RESEARCH 21, (2) 259-& Author Site , DOI
Essex SJ & Brown GP (1997) 'Sustainable Tourism Management: Lessons from the Edge of Australia' Journal of Sustainable Tourism 5, (4) 294-305
Charlton C & Essex S (1996) 'The involvement of district councils in tourism in England and Wales' GEOFORUM 27, (2) 175-192 Author Site , DOI
GIBB RA & ESSEX SJ (1994) 'THE ROLE OF LOCAL-GOVERNMENT IN THE PLANNING AND CONSULTATION PROCEDURES FOR THE CHANNEL TUNNEL' APPLIED GEOGRAPHY 14, (1) 51-67 Author Site , DOI
Rendel S, Essex S, Metson J & Howard P (1992) 'Review' Landscape Research 17, (3) 99-132 , DOI
ESSEX S & WILLIAMS A (1992) 'ECOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF AFFORESTATION - A CASE-STUDY OF BURRATOR, DARTMOOR' APPLIED GEOGRAPHY 12, (4) 361-379 Author Site , DOI
Essex SJ (1992) 'The use of maps in tourism marketing and management' Society of Cartographers Bulletin 26, (1) 1-10
Essex SJ (1990) 'Woodland planning in the Peak District National Park, UK' Land Use Policy 7, (3) 243-256 , DOI
ESSEX SJ (1990) 'AFFORESTATION AROUND RESERVOIRS - A CASE-STUDY OF THE DERWENT-VALLEY-WATER-BOARD, 1936-1973' APPLIED GEOGRAPHY 10, (2) 111-124 Author Site , DOI
GIBB R, ESSEX S & CHARLTON C (1990) 'THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF THE CHANNEL TUNNEL ON DEVON AND CORNWALL' APPLIED GEOGRAPHY 10, (1) 43-61 Author Site , DOI
Essex SJ (1990) 'Formulation and Implementation of a Land Use Policy: Woodland Planning in the Peak District National Park' Land Use Policy 7, (3) 243-256
Howard S, Howard P, Fullerton B, Leathlean H, Watson JR, Rendel S, Quartermaine P, Essex S, Millward A & Millward W (1989) 'Review' Landscape Research 14, (3) 26-32 , DOI
Essex SJ & Gibb RA (1989) 'Tourism in the Anglo-French Frontier Zone' Geography 74, (3) 222-231
Essex SJ (1988) 'The effectiveness of planning interventions on woodlands in the Peak District National Park' The East Midland Geographer 11, (2) 48-56
Essex SJ (1987) 'Public participation in rural planning: a case study of Moorseats Wood, Derbyshire' The East Midland Geographer 10, (1) 20-27
Essex SJ (1986) 'Woodlands in the Peak District' Ecos 7, (2) 12-16
Essex SJ (1984) 'The use of the annual agricultural census returns to measure change in the area of woodland ( Peak Park, England)' East Midland Geographer 8, (5) 159-162
Essex SJ (1984) 'The use of the annual Agricultural Census to measure change in the area of woodland' The East Midland Geographer 8, (5) 159-162
Essex SJ & Brayshay M 'Devon Tourism: the story of the county’s economic leviathan' Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and the Arts 150, 177-222 Open access
Jones L, Selman J, Essex S & Wilson O 'The role of planning to deliver a low carbon energy transition: learning from Plymouth' Town and country planning : the quarterly review of the Town and Country Planning Association Open access
Books
ESSEX SGA; YARWOOD RWSJ; WILSON RE (2005) Rural Change and Sustainability: Agriculture, the Environment and Communities. Wallingford. CABI Publishing
Chapters

Caprotti, F., Phillips, J., Petrova, S., Bouzarovski, S., ESSEX, S., de Groot, J., Baker, L., Reddy, J. & Wolpe, P. (2021) ‘Candles are not bright enough’: inclusive urban energy transformations in spaces of urban inequality?, in Keith, M. & de Souza Santos, A.A. (Eds.) African cities and collaborative futures: Urban platforms and metropolitan logistics, Manchester University Press, Manchester, pp.121-142. doi: https://doi.org/10.7765/9781526155351.00012

Sanchez, R. & ESSEX, S. (2021) The challenge of urban design in securing post-event legacies of Olympic Parks, in ALAILY-MATTAR, N. & THIERSTEIN, A. (Eds.) Urban transformations through exceptional architecture, Routledge, London, pp.114-133.  

Sanchez, R. & ESSEX, S. (2017) Architecture and Urban Design: The Shaping of Rio 2016 Olympic Legacies, inZimbalist, A. (Ed.) Rio 2016: OlympicMyths and hard realities, Brookings Institution Press, Washington DC,pp.97-120. ISBN: 9780815732457

ESSEX, S. & de Groot, J. (2017)The Winter Olympics: driving urban change, 1924-2022, in Gold, J.R. & M.M.(Eds.) Olympic Cities, Third Edition,Routledge, London, pp.64-89.

ESSEX, S. (2016) Platform for Local Political Expression and Resolution (Barcelona 1992), in BAJC, V. (Ed.) Surveilling and Securing the Olympics: From Tokyo 1964 to London 2012 and beyond, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke,pp.218-237. ISBN: 978-0-230-28955-0.

ESSEX, S. & Brayshay, M. (2013) Planning the reconstruction of war-damaged Plymouth, 1941-61: devising and defending a modernisation agenda, in Clapson, M. & Larkham, P.(Eds.) The Blitz and its legacy: wartime destruction to post-war reconstruction, Ashgate, Aldershot, pp.151-166. http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409436980

ESSEX, S. (2010) The Winter Olympics: driving urban change, 1924-2014, in Gold, J.R. & M.M.(Eds.) Olympic Cities, Second Edition, Routledge, London, pp.56-79.ISBN 978-0-415-48658-3.

ESSEX, S. (2010) Post-event legacies from the Olympic Games, in Ostergaard Bang, K. (Ed.) Events and After, Center for Urbanism, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts,Copenhagen, pp.13-20. ISBN 978-87-7830-211-3.

Hobson, K. AND ESSEX, S.(2008) Sustainable Tourism: A View from Accommodation Businesses, in Page, S.& Connell, J. (Eds.) Sustainable Tourism: Critical Concepts in theSocial Sciences, Volume III Destinations: Progress and Applications ofprinciples, Routledge, London, pp.228-241.

Vernon, J., ESSEX, S.,Pinder, D. & Curry, K. (2008) Collaborative policymaking: local sustainable projects, in Page, S. & Connell, J. (Eds.) Sustainable Tourism:Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences, Volume IV Planning and Public Policy Directions, Routledge, London, pp.96-117.

ESSEX, S. & Chalkley, B. (2009) Mega-sporting events in urban and regional policy: a history of the Winter Olympics, in Page, S. & Connell, J. (Eds.) Event Tourism: Critical Concepts, Routledge, London, Chapter 32, pp. ISBN978-0-415-47517-4.

ESSEX, S. & Chalkley, B. (2009) Olympic Games: catalyst of urban change, in Page, S. & Connell, J. (Eds.) Event Tourism: Critical Concepts, Routledge, London, Chapter 34, pp. ISBN 978-0-415-47517-4.

ESSEX, S. & Chalkley, B.(2007) The Winter Olympics: driving urban change, 1924-2002, in Gold, J.R.& M.M. (Eds.) Olympic Cities, Routledge, London, pp.48-58. ISBN978-0-415-37407-1.

ESSEX, S. & Chalkley, B. (2007) Olympic Games: catalyst of urban change, in Page, S. & Connell, J. (Eds.) Leisure Studies: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences, Vol. 2 Leisure, Space and Place, Routledge, London, pp.309-330.ISBN 10: 0-415-41226-9.

Essex S & Latuf de Oliveira Sanchez R (2021) 'The challenge of urban design in securing post-event legacies of Olympic Parks' in ALAILY-MATTAR N; THIERSTEIN A Urban Transformations Through Exceptional Architecture London Routledge 114-133 Open access
Caprotti F, Phillips J, PETROVA S, BOUZAROVSKI S, Essex S, De Groot J, Baker L, Reddy J & Wolpe P (2021) '‘Candles are not bright enough’: inclusive urban energy transformations in spaces of urban inequality?' in KEITH M; de SOUZA SANTOS AA African Cities and Collaborative Futures Urban Platforms and Metropolitan Logistics Manchester Manchester University Press 121-142 , DOI
Latuf de Oliveira Sanchez R & Essex SJ (2017) 'Architecture and Urban Design: The Shaping of Rio 2016 Olympic Legacies' in Zimbalist A Rio 2016: Olympic myths, hard realities Washington DC Brookings Institution Press 97-120 Publisher Site Open access
Essex SJ & de Groot J (2016) 'The Winter Olympics: driving urban change, 1924-2022' in Gold JR; Gold MM Olympic Cities: City Agendas, Planning, and the World's Games, 1896-2020 London Routledge 64-89 Open access
Essex S (2016) 'Platform for Local Political Expression and Resolution (Barcelona 1992)' in Bajc V Surveilling and Securing the Olympics: From Tokyo 1964 to London 2012 and beyond Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan 218-237 Open access
Essex SJ & Brayshay WM (2013) 'Planning the reconstruction of war-damaged Plymouth, 1941-61: devising and defending a modernisation agenda,' in Clapson M; Larkham P The Blitz and its legacy: wartime destruction to post-war reconstruction, Aldershot Ashgate 151-166 Publisher Site
Essex SJ (2010) 'The Winter Olympics: driving urban change 1924-2014' in Gold MM; Gold JR Olympic Cities London Routledge 56-79
Essex SJ (2010) 'Post-event legacies from the Olympic Games' in OSTERGAARD BANG K Events and After Copenhagen Center for Urbanism, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, 13-20
Essex SJ & Chalkley B (2009) 'Mega-sporting events in urban and regional policy: a history of the Winter Olympics' in Page S; Connell J Event Tourism: Critical Concepts London Routledge
Essex SJ & Chalkley B (2009) 'Olympic Games: catalyst of urban change' in PAGE S; CONNELL J Event Tourism: Critical Concepts London Routledge
Essex SJ, Vernon J, Pinder D & Curry K (2008) 'Collaborative policymaking: local sustainable projects' in Page S; Connell J Sustainable Tourism: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences, Volume IV Planning and Public Policy Directions London Routledge 96-117
Essex SJ & Hobson K (2008) 'Sustainable Tourism: A View from Accommodation Businesses' in Page S; Connell J Sustainable Tourism: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences, Volume III Destinations: Progress and Applications of principles London Routledge 228-241
Essex S & Chalkley B (2007) 'Olympic Games: catalyst of urban change' in Page S; Connell J Leisure Studies: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences, Vol. 2 Leisure, Space and Place Routledge, London 309-330
Essex S & Chalkley B (2007) 'The Winter Olympics: driving urban change, 1924-2002' in Gold; R J; M M Olympic Cities Routledge, London 48-58
Vernon J, Essex S & Curry K (2005) 'Chapter 18. Sustainable Rural Tourism Business Practice: Progress and Policy in South East Cornwall' Rural Tourism and Sustainable Business Multilingual Matters 323-350 , DOI
VERNON J, CURRY K & Essex S (2005) 'Sustainable Rural Tourism Business Practice: Progress and Policy in South East Cornwall,' in HALL D; KIRKPATRICK I; MITCHELL M Rural Tourism and Sustainable Business, Channel View Publications, Clevedon 323-350
Essex S & Chalkley B (2004) 'Geography in Higher Education: a glimpse over the horizon' in Kent WA; Rawling E; Robinson A Geographical Education: Expanding horizons in a shrinking world Commission on Geographical Education, Glasgow. 133-137
ESSEX S, VERNON J, PINDER D & CURRY K (2003) 'Encouraging innovation in sustainable development among tourism-related businesses in South East Cornwall' in WALFORD N; EVANS N Innovation in Rural Areas Presses Universitaries Blaise Padscal, Clermont-Ferrand 83-105
Chakley BS & Essex S (2003) 'The infrastructural Legacy of the Summer and Winter Olympic Games: A Comparative Analysis' in de MORAGAS M; KENNETT C; AND PUIG N The Legacy of the Olympic Games, 1984-2000 Lausanne International Olympic Committee 94-101
Essex SJ & Chalkley BS (2002) 'Il ruolo dei Giochi Olimpici nella transformazione urbana' in Bobbio L; Cuala C Olimpiadi e Grande Eventi Verso Torino 2006 Carocci editore 57-76
Essex SJ & Brown GP (2001) 'The emergence of post-surburban landscapes on the North Coast of New South Wales: a case study of contested space' in Turner RK; Bateman I Water Resources and Coastal Management: Managing the Environment for Sustainable Development 3 Edward Elgar Publishing Limited 141-167
Essex SJ & Treloar D (1998) 'Local Purchasing in Tourism: the Newquay Experience' in Blacksell M; Matthews J; Sims P Environmental management and change in Plymouth and the South West Plymouth University of Plymouth Press 183-201
Essex SJ (1995) 'Woodland in the Exmoor National Park' in Binding H Changing Face of Exmoor Dulverton Exmoor Books 68-83
Essex SJ & Charlton CA (1995) 'Tourism policies in the public sector' in Witt SF; Moutinho L Tourism marketing and management handbook Prentice Hall Europe (a Pearson Education Company) 39-66
Essex SJ & Charlton CA (1994) 'Tourism policies in the public sector' in Witt SF; Moutinho L Tourism marketing and management handbook Hemel Hempstead Prentice Hall 45-59
Essex SJ (1994) 'Tourism and the Channel Tunnel' in Gibb R The Channel Tunnel in perspective: major issues and future developments John Wiley & Son Ltd 79-99
Essex SJ & Williams AG (1993) 'Ecological Effects of a Less-intensively Managed Afforestation Scheme on Dartmoor, South-west England' in Watkins C Ecological Effects of Afforestation Wallingford CABI Publishing 111-126
Essex SJ (1991) 'Tourism in Plymouth, 1850-1990' in Chalkley BS; Dunkerley D; Gripaios P Plymouth: Maritime City in Transition Newton Abbot David and Charles 118-139
Essex SJ & Brown GP (1989) 'The formulation and implementation of tourism policies in the public sector' in Witt SF; Moutinho L Tourism marketing and management handbook Hemel Hempstead Prentice Hall 533-539
Essex SJ (1987) 'Pressures on farm woodland: present and future trends' in Lockhart D; Ilbery B The Future of the British Rural Landscape Norwich Geobooks 55-69
Conference Papers
Essex SJ & Perkins R (2013) 'The Olympics as global governmentality (?), in Olympic Legacies and Sustainable Urban Development: Theoretical Debates Session, 29 August, 2013' RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2013 Imperial College, London 8-/-0/20138-/-0/2013
Essex SJ (2013) 'London 2012: Delivering sustainability legacies through the Olympic Games,' in Adell EM; Perez Cano MT International Seminar on World Events and Urban Change Universidad de Sevilla, Parque Cientifico y Technológio Cartuja, Ministerio de economia y Competividad, Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Histórico, Sevilla. 1-/-1/20121-/-1/2012
Essex SJ (2013) 'Environmental & social sustainability: the impact of the Olympic Games' in Cooper E; England J From London to Brazil: Social Change and the Sporting Mega-event Conference British Library, London, 1-/-1/20121-/-1/2012
CHALKLEY BS & Essex S (2001) 'The role of the Olympic Games in urban renewal and transformation, Come può una città vincere o perdere le Olimpiadi?' Torino Incontra, Università e Politecnico di Torino and Università di Torino, Turin, Italy.
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Reports & invited lectures

ESSEX, S. (2019) The depiction of planners in Jill Craigie’s ‘The Way We Live’ film (1946), Making the Grade: Women Directing Documentary Park and Present Conference, Plymouth Arts Centre Cinema, Plymouth College of Art, 23 November, 2019.

ESSEX, S. (2019) Post-war reconstruction of Plymouth, European Council of Spatial Planners 13th Biennial of European Towns and Town Planners, University of Plymouth, 11 September, 2019.

ESSEX, S. (2019) The social issues facing coastal communities and planning responses, RTPI SW Regional Conference: Marine and Coastal Planning Retreat! Planning the future of our coastal areas, RNLI Lifeboat College, Poole, 12 June, 2019.

DE GROOT, J. & Essex, S. (2018) Energy transitions in urban South Africa, 1860-2017: Energy Justice and the changing ‘energy underclass’, 7th Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN) conference on Transforming Energy Access, Session on Energy Justice, University of Loughborough, 30 May-1 June 2018.

ESSEX, S. & de Groot, J. (2017) Understanding Energy Transitions in UrbanSouth Africa, 1860-2017, RGS-IBGAnnual International Conference 2017, 29 August – 1 September, 2017, ImperialCollege, London.

ESSEX, S. & de Groot, J. (2017) Sixty years of energy transition in urbanSouth Africa: the changing ‘energy underclass’, Strategies for SustainableEnergy Transitions in urban Sub-Saharan Africa International ResearchConference, Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER),University of Ghana and Energy Institute, University College London, Accra,19-20 June, 2017. 

ESSEX, S. & Ford, P. (2015)   Urban regeneration: thirty yearsof change on Plymouth’s waterfront, Devonshire Association Annual Meeting,Bedford Hotel, Tavistock, 6 June, 2015.

ESSEX, S. (2014)  Planningfor Coastal Communities: the evolving policy response, RTPI SW RegionalConference: Planning on the Edge – managing change in coastal communities, TheHeadland Hotel, Newquay, 19 September, 2014.

ESSEX, S. (2014)   Lookingback: The Implementation of The Plan For Plymouth, 70thAnniversary of the post-war Plan for Plymouth: looking back and lookingforward, Plymouth City Museum, 25 April, 2014.

ESSEX, S. & Perkins, R. (2013) The Olympics as global governmentality (?), in Olympic Legacies and Sustainable Urban Development: Theoretical Debates Session, RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2013, Imperial College, London (28 August, 2013).

ESSEX, S. (2012) London 2012: Delivering sustainability legacies through the Olympic Games, International Seminar on World Events and Urban Change, Universidad de Sevilla. (26-28 November, 2012).

ESSEX, S. (2012) Environmental & social sustainability: the impact of the Olympic Games, From London to Brazil: Social Change and the Sporting Mega-event Conference, British Library, London (5 November, 2012).

ESSEX, S. (2012) Torquay and the changing fortunes of tourism, 150th Anniversary Conference of the Devonshire Association, Torquay Museum, Torquay. (25-26 May, 2012).

ESSEX, S. (2012) Waterfront regeneration in Plymouth, Colloque International: Ports de plaisance and urbanité, Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale, Boulogne-sur-Mer. (25-27 January, 2012).

ESSEX, S. (2011) Planning for Plymouth: Mapping the development of a maritime city, Society of Cartographers 47th Annual Summer School Conference, University of Plymouth. (5-7 September, 2011)

ESSEX, S. (2010) The post-war battle to replan Plymouth, The Blitz and its Legacy, University of Westminster. (3-4 September, 2010)

ESSEX, S. & Gould, J. (2008) Plymouth: city of the welfare state in the twenty-first century, Heritage in reconstruction/heritage of reconstruction Conference, School of Property, Construction and Planning, Birmingham City University. (23 June, 2008)

ESSEX, S. (2008) The Olympic Games: catalyst of urban change, ‘Let the Games begin!’: the influence of the Olympic Games on a region, VUGS Symposium, School of Geosciences, University of Utrecht, Netherlands. (9 May, 2008).

Conferences organised

Conference co-organiser with Plymouth City Council for European Council of Spatial Planners 13th Biennial of European Towns and Town Planners, University of Plymouth, 11-13 September, 2019.

ESSEX, S., Yarwood, R. and Gilg, A. (2003) Fifth British-American-Canadian Rural Geography Conference, Rural Geography Study Group of the Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers, Association of American Geographers and Canadian Association of Geographers, University of Plymouth and University of Exeter, 14-19 July, 2003.

Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference, January 2001, University of Plymouth (Treasurer).