Dr David Waite

  • Lecturer (Urban Studies)

email: David.Waite@glasgow.ac.uk

Urban Studies, Adam Smith Building

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0567-5683

Biography

Following undergraduate and initial postgraduate work at the University of Auckland (NZ), and after a period of work in public policy, I completed doctoral research at the University of St Andrews.

Prior to the University of Glasgow, I was a Research Associate at Cardiff University.

Research interests

My research focuses on the development of second-tier city-region economies, and I am interested in both the underpinning production systems at and the governance responses for these places. 

My research draws on multi-disciplinary perspectives, meshing economic geography with specific areas of heterodox economics. I have a strong interest, furthermore, in: the complexities of city dealing (particularly in the devolved administrations); urban politics; and the impacts of urban infrastructure investments. I have ongoing theoretical interests in the potential convergence between areas of economic geography and critical realism.

I have an active interest in the re-emergence of inclusive growth agendas, with a conceptual focus on the possibilities provided by a capabilities approach, and an empirical (and practical) concern for how policymakers can apply (and are applying) inclusive growth framings to various city-region interventions.

Publications

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Jump to: 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013
Number of items: 29.

2021

Weakley, S. and Waite, D. (2021) Academic Knowledge Brokering in Local Policy Spaces: Negotiating and Implementing Dynamic Idea Types. Interpretive Policy Analysis Conference 2021, 28 Jun - 02 Jul 2021.

Waite, D. (2021) Agglomeration is in the eye of the beholder: the changing governance of polycentrism. Territory, Politics, Governance, (doi: 10.1080/21622671.2021.1886978) (Early Online Publication)

2020

Waite, D. (2020) Thoughts on the Programme for Government - Glasgow City-region Implications. [Website]

Crisp, R. and Waite, D. (2020) Inclusive growth under a COVID-19 recovery. Discussion Paper. Sheffield Hallam University.

Waite, D. and McArthur, D. (2020) Understanding the impacts of Covid-19 on the Glasgow City-region economy - Gauging impacts through big data? [Website]

Docherty, I. and Waite, D. (2020) Infrastructure and productivity. In: McCann, P. and Vorley, T. (eds.) Productivity Perspectives. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA, pp. 255-273. ISBN 9781788978798 (doi:10.4337/9781788978804.00018)

Waite, D. , Whyte, B. and Muirie, J. (2020) From an agreeable policy label to a practical policy framework: Inclusive growth in city-regions. European Planning Studies, 28(9), pp. 1812-1835. (doi: 10.1080/09654313.2019.1691507)

Weakley, S. and Waite, D. (2020) The COVID-19 Crisis and Universal Credit in Glasgow. Working Paper. Policy Scotland.

2019

Waite, D. (2019) The new political economy of city-regionalism: renewed steps in Glasgow. In: Kintrea, K. and Madgin, R. (eds.) Transforming Glasgow: Beyond the Post-Industrial City. Policy Press. ISBN 9781447349778

Docherty, I., Shaw, J. and Waite, D. (2019) The political economy of transport and travel. In: Docherty, I. and Shaw, J. (eds.) Transport Matters. Policy Press: Bristol, pp. 29-54. ISBN 9781447329558 (doi:10.2307/j.ctvqr1bpc.9)

Waite, D. and Morgan, K. (2019) City Deals in the polycentric state: the spaces and politics of Metrophilia in the UK. European Urban and Regional Studies, 26(4), pp. 382-399. (doi: 10.1177/0969776418798678)

Waite, D. and Bristow, G. (2019) Spaces of city-regionalism: conceptualising pluralism in policymaking. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 37(4), pp. 689-706. (doi: 10.1177/2399654418791824)

2018

Waite, D. , Maclennan, D. , Roy, G. and McNulty, D. (2018) The emergence and evolution of City Deals in Scotland. Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, 42(4), pp. 75-90.

Docherty, I. and Waite, D. (2018) Evidence Review: Infrastructure. Discussion Paper. Productivity Insights Network.

Huggins, R., Waite, D. and Munday, M. (2018) New directions in regional innovation policy: a network model for generating entrepreneurship and economic development. Regional Studies, 52(9), pp. 1294-1304. (doi: 10.1080/00343404.2018.1453131)

Waite, D. (2018) Conference Report - The Great Regional Awakening: New Directions, Regional Studies Association Annual Conference 2017. Town Planning Review, 89(2), pp. 191-193. (doi: 10.3828/tpr.2018.11)

2017

Maclennan, D. , Waite, D. and Muscatelli, A. (2017) Cities in the Scottish economy: patterns, policies and potentials. In: Gibb, K., Maclennan, D., McNulty, D. and Comerford, M. (eds.) The Scottish Economy: A Living Book. Routledge: Abingdon ; New York, pp. 88-103. ISBN 9781138960916 (doi:10.4324/9781315660097-7)

Waite, D. , McGregor, A. and McNulty, D. (2017) Inclusive Growth and City Deals. Project Report. Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Waite, D. , McGregor, A. and McNulty, D. (2017) Issue Paper on City Deals and Inclusive Growth. Discussion Paper. Policy Scotland.

Waite, D. (2017) Asset servicing at a second-tier financial centre: Framing embeddedness through mechanisms of the firm-territory nexus. Geoforum, 80, pp. 1-12. (doi: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2016.12.014)

2016

Waite, D. (2016) How to define and measure inclusive growth: a perspective from Wales. [Website]

Waite, D. (2016) Right to the City and Contemporary Public Policy: Some Preliminary Reflections on the UK Context. Discussion Paper. Cardiff University, Cardiff.

Waite, D. (2016) City dealing in Wales and Scotland: Examining the institutional contexts and asymmetric arrangements for policymaking. In: Bailey, D. and Budd, L. (eds.) Devolution and the UK Economy. Rowman & Littlefield International: London, pp. 213-233. ISBN 9781783486304

2015

Waite, D. (2015) City profile: Cardiff and the shift to city-regionalism. Cities, 48, 21 - 30. (doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2015.05.010)

Waite, D. (2015) Cardiff Metro: making connections. Welsh Housing Quarterly, 97,

2014

Waite, D. (2014) Devolving to English cities. Welsh Agenda, 53, pp. 33-34.

Waite, D. (2014) Book review: Keys to the City: How Economics, Institutions, Social Interactions, and Politics Shape Development. Urban Studies, 51(13), pp. 2930-2933. (doi: 10.1177/0042098014543759)[Book Review]

2013

Waite, D. (2013) Cities Policy in the UK: the Role of the Centre for Cities and the Cities Outlook. [Website]

Waite, D. , Maclennan, D. and O'Sullivan, T. (2013) Emerging city policies: devolution, deals and disorder. Local Economy, 28(7-8), pp. 770-785. (doi: 10.1177/0269094213500122)

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Number of items: 29.

Articles

Waite, D. (2021) Agglomeration is in the eye of the beholder: the changing governance of polycentrism. Territory, Politics, Governance, (doi: 10.1080/21622671.2021.1886978) (Early Online Publication)

Waite, D. , Whyte, B. and Muirie, J. (2020) From an agreeable policy label to a practical policy framework: Inclusive growth in city-regions. European Planning Studies, 28(9), pp. 1812-1835. (doi: 10.1080/09654313.2019.1691507)

Waite, D. and Morgan, K. (2019) City Deals in the polycentric state: the spaces and politics of Metrophilia in the UK. European Urban and Regional Studies, 26(4), pp. 382-399. (doi: 10.1177/0969776418798678)

Waite, D. and Bristow, G. (2019) Spaces of city-regionalism: conceptualising pluralism in policymaking. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 37(4), pp. 689-706. (doi: 10.1177/2399654418791824)

Waite, D. , Maclennan, D. , Roy, G. and McNulty, D. (2018) The emergence and evolution of City Deals in Scotland. Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, 42(4), pp. 75-90.

Huggins, R., Waite, D. and Munday, M. (2018) New directions in regional innovation policy: a network model for generating entrepreneurship and economic development. Regional Studies, 52(9), pp. 1294-1304. (doi: 10.1080/00343404.2018.1453131)

Waite, D. (2018) Conference Report - The Great Regional Awakening: New Directions, Regional Studies Association Annual Conference 2017. Town Planning Review, 89(2), pp. 191-193. (doi: 10.3828/tpr.2018.11)

Waite, D. (2017) Asset servicing at a second-tier financial centre: Framing embeddedness through mechanisms of the firm-territory nexus. Geoforum, 80, pp. 1-12. (doi: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2016.12.014)

Waite, D. (2015) City profile: Cardiff and the shift to city-regionalism. Cities, 48, 21 - 30. (doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2015.05.010)

Waite, D. (2015) Cardiff Metro: making connections. Welsh Housing Quarterly, 97,

Waite, D. (2014) Devolving to English cities. Welsh Agenda, 53, pp. 33-34.

Waite, D. , Maclennan, D. and O'Sullivan, T. (2013) Emerging city policies: devolution, deals and disorder. Local Economy, 28(7-8), pp. 770-785. (doi: 10.1177/0269094213500122)

Book Sections

Docherty, I. and Waite, D. (2020) Infrastructure and productivity. In: McCann, P. and Vorley, T. (eds.) Productivity Perspectives. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA, pp. 255-273. ISBN 9781788978798 (doi:10.4337/9781788978804.00018)

Waite, D. (2019) The new political economy of city-regionalism: renewed steps in Glasgow. In: Kintrea, K. and Madgin, R. (eds.) Transforming Glasgow: Beyond the Post-Industrial City. Policy Press. ISBN 9781447349778

Docherty, I., Shaw, J. and Waite, D. (2019) The political economy of transport and travel. In: Docherty, I. and Shaw, J. (eds.) Transport Matters. Policy Press: Bristol, pp. 29-54. ISBN 9781447329558 (doi:10.2307/j.ctvqr1bpc.9)

Maclennan, D. , Waite, D. and Muscatelli, A. (2017) Cities in the Scottish economy: patterns, policies and potentials. In: Gibb, K., Maclennan, D., McNulty, D. and Comerford, M. (eds.) The Scottish Economy: A Living Book. Routledge: Abingdon ; New York, pp. 88-103. ISBN 9781138960916 (doi:10.4324/9781315660097-7)

Waite, D. (2016) City dealing in Wales and Scotland: Examining the institutional contexts and asymmetric arrangements for policymaking. In: Bailey, D. and Budd, L. (eds.) Devolution and the UK Economy. Rowman & Littlefield International: London, pp. 213-233. ISBN 9781783486304

Book Reviews

Waite, D. (2014) Book review: Keys to the City: How Economics, Institutions, Social Interactions, and Politics Shape Development. Urban Studies, 51(13), pp. 2930-2933. (doi: 10.1177/0042098014543759)[Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

Crisp, R. and Waite, D. (2020) Inclusive growth under a COVID-19 recovery. Discussion Paper. Sheffield Hallam University.

Weakley, S. and Waite, D. (2020) The COVID-19 Crisis and Universal Credit in Glasgow. Working Paper. Policy Scotland.

Docherty, I. and Waite, D. (2018) Evidence Review: Infrastructure. Discussion Paper. Productivity Insights Network.

Waite, D. , McGregor, A. and McNulty, D. (2017) Inclusive Growth and City Deals. Project Report. Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Waite, D. , McGregor, A. and McNulty, D. (2017) Issue Paper on City Deals and Inclusive Growth. Discussion Paper. Policy Scotland.

Waite, D. (2016) Right to the City and Contemporary Public Policy: Some Preliminary Reflections on the UK Context. Discussion Paper. Cardiff University, Cardiff.

Conference or Workshop Item

Weakley, S. and Waite, D. (2021) Academic Knowledge Brokering in Local Policy Spaces: Negotiating and Implementing Dynamic Idea Types. Interpretive Policy Analysis Conference 2021, 28 Jun - 02 Jul 2021.

Website

Waite, D. (2020) Thoughts on the Programme for Government - Glasgow City-region Implications. [Website]

Waite, D. and McArthur, D. (2020) Understanding the impacts of Covid-19 on the Glasgow City-region economy - Gauging impacts through big data? [Website]

Waite, D. (2016) How to define and measure inclusive growth: a perspective from Wales. [Website]

Waite, D. (2013) Cities Policy in the UK: the Role of the Centre for Cities and the Cities Outlook. [Website]

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Teaching

Co-coordinator - Urban Economy.

Other teaching - Understanding Glasgow; Regenerating Cities; Spatial Planning Strategies 

Additional information

I am the convener for the urban theory reading group.

The purpose of the urban theory reading group is to introduce or reinforce the importance of urban theory within urban studies. The basis of contributions to the group may be capacious, reflecting the nature of the urban studies literature, however, urban phenomena – however that is justified or framed – provides the central focus. The group aims to be instructive for PGR students - who may be looking to grapple with theory (perhaps for the first time) and how it relates to empirical material - and for staff, across the College, who may benefit from a re-engagement with theoretical contributions and perspectives.

It is an interesting time to be re-engaging with urban theory. One avenue through this recalls the contributions made by Scott and Storper (2014) and Storper and Scott (2016) who sought to claim foundations for urban theory in terms of the nature of agglomeration (as a patterned spatial form, hinging on the “urban land nexus”). This appeal to a central foundation of the urban rubs against other renditions of urban theory – particular taking the form of assemblage approaches, postcolonial critiques and planetary urbanization. Though drawn along particular economic or economic geography concerns, the debates here serve to exemplify the contested nature of urban theory and what urban theory should aim to achieve (or perhaps perform) in explanatory terms.