Mr John Carnie

  • Lecturer in Urban Studies (Urban Studies)


Prior to lecturing at Glasgow University I was a senior lecturer at Oxford Brookes University from 2016 to 2019 and leading the Post Graduate course in Planning. Before that (from 2012 - 2016) I was a Lecturer in the University of Aberdeen’s Geography Department and teaching Spatial Planning, Land Economy and Human Geography. I was the Programme Director for the Master of Land Economy/ Rural Surveying Programme.

I have industry experience in planning, regeneration and tourism:

  • Tourism Development Manager for the Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms Destination Mangement Organisation.
  • Private sector planning consultancy – Head of Planning (Scotland) for a national planning and surveying company. 
  • City centre regeneration, urban realm strategy and place marketing coordination - Partnership Director/Coordinator Aberdeen City Centre Partnership
  • Leading region wide environmental projects with Scottish Enterprise - Environmnetal Manager
  • Various local authority planning and economic development departments


  • Lecturing - Development Process URBAN 5037
  • Lecturing - Governance and Markets URBAN 5085
  • Lecturing - Professional Practice and Ethics URBAN 5091
  • Lecturing - Spatial Planning Strategies URBAN 5046
  • Lecturing - Contemporary Planning Systems URBAN 5081
  • University of Glasgow-Nankai University Joint Graduate School – Teaching in Tianjin, China.
  • Community Empowerment Course - Prince's Foundation - faccilitation, marking and tutoring
  • Marking only -  Sustainable Housing Development URBAN 5049
  • Marking only -  Designing Places
  • Marking only -  Urban Design Policy and Practice
  • Dissertation Supervision - Various Post Graduate students