Alister Scott

Alister Scott is Professor of Environment and Spatial Planning at Birmingham City University. He is a chartered planner with roots firmly in geography. His research and teaching is located within an interdisciplinary framework with a focus on complex and messy policy land use problems. He has become an expert at the interface of spatial planning and the ecosystem approach with projects exploring the rural urban fringe as part of the RELU programme (2009-2011) and the embedding of the ecosystem approach in tools for improved policy and decision making as part of the National Ecosystem Assessment (NEA) Follow on project 2012-2014. He also sits on the NEA expert panel and is a communication adviser for the NERC BESS programme.