Dr David Waite
- College Fellow (Urban Studies)
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.
Co-coordinator - Urban Economy.
Other teaching - Understanding Glasgow; Regenerating Cities.