Prof Brian Goodey

Emeritus Professor - Urban Landscape Design
Research Supervisor and Examiner, Associate Lecturer
Research Associate - OISD: UDG


Brian is Professor of Landscape in the JCUD, with extensive consultancy and research experience for international and national clients in projects related to cultural heritage, cultural landscape, landscape interpretation, and townscape. Current teaching and research interests: Interpretation and design of heritage landscapes and townscapes: landscape assessment and evaluation; urban ecology and greenspace management; retail and high street design and management; industrial heritage; public transport route design.

Teaching interests

Urban design in the electronic age ; identifying and interpreting heritage environments : townscape analysis : landscape history : Heritage identification and management in new development areas, especially in South Asia and Latin America.

Research interests and consultancy expertise

Townscape evaluation techniques in deprived urban areas : public arts consultancy as a regenerative strategy : the community heritage of industrial production : community landscape design and management

Examples of recent projects

  • Report on the Presentation of Selected Heritage Sites in Sindh, Pakistan to the Endowment Fund for the Presentation of Heritage in Sindh, 2011
  • Report of Banbury Civic Society Working Party on Banbury Canalside Proposals, 2009
  • Development Workshop Keynote on Townscape Identity and Heritage Management in Dockland Renewal – for LVA, Rio de Janeiro, August 2008
  • Evaluation of Via Francigena, European Cultural route – for Council of Europe Cultural Routes Programme, June 2008
  • Trustee, from 2003, Chair from 2007, Postal Heritage Trust. Responsible for BPMA's national postal archive, and for establishment of a 21st century accessible archive and museum network.
  • Adviser, Southern Arts 'Art at the Centre' programme – The Arts Council, from 2004
  • External Evaluation of UNESCO's Action in the Preservation of Cultural Heritage Damaged by Conflict: Bosnia-Herzegovina 1996-2003 – for UNESCO, Paris
  • W.B. Bath & R. Gibb, Interpretive Planning Proposals for Bairro do Recife, Brazil, 2001-3 – for MONUMENTA

Recent papers

'Waves of Urban Experience: Maintaining and Enhancing the Townscape Setting' in Proceedings of the 6th seminar on Urban & Regional Planning, Exploring Historic Urban Landscapes, DED University, Karachi, 2011 (forthcoming)

(2011) 'On Treasure Island: Mauritius Landscapes' Landscape Research Extra, Feb., 10-11

(2010) 'Architecture on British Stamps' lecture to the British Postal Museum and Archive, (available on line)

(2010) 'Recapturing the Art of Slow Urban' forthcoming in proceedings of Bienal Viana do Castelo: Slow Cities

(2009) 'From Industrial Communities to Faceless Places', Landscape Research Extra, Sept., 4-5

(2007) 'Grimsbury Conservation Area, Banbury : Exploring the Façade of Freehold Land Societies,' Cake and Cockhorse: Banbury Historical Society 17 (3), 81-98

(2007) w A. Reeve & R. Shipley, 'Townscape assessment : the development of a practical tool for monitoring and assessing visual quality in the built environment,' Urban Morphology, 11 (1) Apl. Pp. 25-41

(2007) 'Going to Town in the 2000's: Banbury's Typicality as a Market Town', paper to Banbury Historical Society, Dec.

(2006) 'Interpreting Urban Heritage', Issues in Heritage Management: Heritage Interpretation, ed. P. Stone, London: Routledge/English Heritage

(2004) R. Shipley, A. Reeve, S. Walker & P. Grover, 'Townscape heritage initiatives evaluation: methodology for assessing the effectiveness of Heritage Lottery Fund projects in the United Kingdom.' Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 22, 523-42

(2003) 'Interpretive planning in a historic context: the case of Porto Seguro, Brazil', Urban Design International, 8, 85-94

(2002) w S.M. Murta & C. Albano, Interpretar o Patrimonio: um exercicio do olhar, Belo Horizonte : Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais