This page lists a selection of my presentations since early 2012, with a focus on Scotland and town centres
17th June 2017
Understanding and Directing Change in Towns and Places. Presentation to Workshop for Perth and Kinross Council/Miconex, Perth.
13th June 2017
The Road to Understanding Scottish Places (USP). Presentation to Carnegie UK Trust/ Welsh Government seminar/workshop on Understanding Welsh Places, Cardiff.
11th May 2017
Collaboration and Research. Invited presentation at the Second Local Data Company Retail Leaders Forum, Oxford.
8th May 2017
Collaborative Doctorates : Scottish and International Perspectives and Opportunities. Invited presentation at the UKCGE Workshop on Collaborative Doctorates, Edinburgh.
10th November 2016
Spatial-structural change and our (retail) sense of place. Invited keynote address at the Nordic Retail and Wholesale Association Conference, Aarhus University.
9th November 2016
Welcome address and reflections, Scotland Towns Conference, Kirkcaldy. Speech available here.
7th May 2016
Approaches to high streets and town centers: Scotland vs England. Presentation at the British Academy of Management Annual Conference, Newcastle, workshop on high streets in transition. Presentation was based on report here.
12th May 2016
Retail and Town Centre Development. Presentation at the RTPI West of Scotland Chapter and RICS Matrix Glasgow & West Scotland Event. Presentation is available here.
15th March 2016
The Changing Retail Scene in Scotland. Presentation at Charity Retail Association Scottish Conference, Glasgow. Presentation is available here.
15th March 2016
Place Matters. Invited presentation at Keep Scotland Beautiful Local Environmental Quality Conference 2016, Glasgow. Presentation is available here.
6th March 2016
A (Retail) Sense of Place. Invited presentation at Co-operatives UK Retail Conference Conference, Stratford upon Avon. Presentation is available here, as is commentary on the presentation.
25th February 2016
Retail Change in the UK.Presentation to Bayfield Training Shopping Centre Investment Programme, Westfield, Stratford.
23rd November 2015
A (Retail) Sense of Place. Invited keynote presentation at Conference on A Sense of Place, hosted by Lund University, Helsingborg Campus. Presentation is available here, and commentary on the presentation is available here.
30th October 2015
The Place of Retailing in Food Choice. Presentation at a SIRE Workshop on “Consumer preferences, perceptions and decision-making”, Stirling Court Hotel, Stirling. Presentation is available here as are commentaries on the workshop, here and here.
29th October 2015
What can we learn from the Discounters? Report on the SGF Study Tour. Presentation to the Annual Conference of the Scottish Grocers Federation, Edinburgh. Overheads are available here. Commentary on the session and the report is available here.
27th October 2015
Understanding Scottish Places. Presentation at the Scotland’s Towns Partnership Roadshow, Kilmarnock. Presentation based on the earlier Galashiels presentation available here.
And the Storify about the Roadshows is available here.
20th October 2015
Understanding Scottish Places. Presentation at the Scotland’s Towns Partnership Roadshow, Edinburgh. Presentation based on the earlier Galashiels presentation available here.
28th September 2015
Understanding Scottish Places. Presentation at the Scotland’s Towns Partnership Roadshow, Inverness. Presentation based on the earlier Galashiels presentation available here.
21st August 2015
Understanding Scottish Places. Presentation at the Federation of Small Business Workshop, Glasgow. Presentation (jointly with Jim Metcalfe, Carnegie UK Trust) based on the earlier Galashiels presentation available here.
18th August 2015
Understanding Scottish Places. Presentation at the Scotland’s Towns Partnership Roadshow, Inverurie. Presentation (jointly with Neil McIlroy, CLES) based on the earlier Galashiels presentation available here.
11th August 2015
Understanding Scottish Places. Presentation at the Scotland’s Towns Partnership Roadshow, Galashiels. Presentation (jointly with Neil McIlroy, CLES and Jim Metcalfe, Carnegie UK Trust) available as a pdf here. See also blog post here.
1st July 2015
The Implications of the Changing Patterns of Retailing. Presentation at the NRPF Seminar on “Rescuing town centres in the light of changing retail trends”. Presentation available as a pdf here. See also blog post here.
18th June 2015
European retailers strategies on sustainable development; UK. Invited presentation at symposium at European Academy of Management conference (EURAM 2015), Warsaw.
5th May 2015
A New Vocabulary for Understanding Retail Change in Scotland’s Town Centers? Presentation at the LDC/CDRC Retail Thought Leadership event hosted by ESRC/Local Data Company/Oxford Institute of Retail Management at Said Business School. Presentation available as a pdf here. See also blog post here.
25th March 2015
Local Convenience Stores and Competition. Presentation at the Scottish Grocers Federation/Scottish Local Retailer “Retailing in a Challenging Environment” Conference, Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling. Presentation as pdf here. See also blog here.
25th February 2015
Where Are You From? On High Streets and Town Centres. Research Seminar at the University of Surrey. Presentation as pdf here.
9th February 2015
High Streets in Small Towns: problems and solutions? Dunblane Civic Trust (Due to my late unavailability, the actual presentation was delivered by Professor Steve Burt)
3rd November 2014
Big Data and Retail – presentation to staff and postgraduates in Computing Science, University of Stirling.
28th August 2014
29th March 2014
Scottish Town Centres and Community Policy Context – presentation at the Neilston Charrette, Neilston.
21st March 2014
The Future for Retailing in Town Centres, Conference on Regeneration 2014: Breathing New Life into Scotland’s Town Centres, Holyrood Conferences, Dynamic Earth (#regen2014)
12th March 2014
Town Centres: National and Local Issues, Haddington and District Amenity Society (HADAS), Haddington.
27th February 2014
RICS CDP Day, Perth, Workshop on Town Centre Review
25th February 2014
Chairing and introducing Town Centres Minister (Derek Mackay) at Scotland’s BIDs Gathering, Perth.
12th December 2013
The Future of Retailing, Bridge of Allan and Dunblane Rotary, Dunblane.
22nd November 2013
Chair and Introductory Remarks (The Story So Far), Scotland’s Towns Conference, Inverness
13th November 2013
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly? Portas, Grimsey and Fraser, Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Towns and Town Centres, Edinburgh.
5th November 2013
Town Centres and High Streets,Public Finance/Deloitte Round Table on High Street Regeneration, London
4th November 2013
Towns Typology and Benchmarking, Scotland’s Towns Benchmarking Launch Event, Glasgow.
14th October 2013
Town and City Centre Futures in Scotland: Stirling City Centre, Civic Trust, Albert Halls, Stirling
10th October 2013
The Future Role of Retailing in the Scottish Economy, Scottish Grocers Federation Annual Conference, Edinburgh
3rd October 2013
Retailing, Consumers and Town Centres, Etienne Thil Conference, Paris
16th September 2013
Retail Trends and Town Centres, Glasgow and Clyde Valley Structure Plan Members Meeting, Motherwell
13th September 2013
The Role of Logistics within a Retail Strategy,Japan Society for Distribution Sciences Study Tour, Stirling
7th June 2013
Perceptions of Planning: a retail sector view, Conference of Heads of Planning, Paisley
15th May 2013
Retail Trends and Town Centres, Falkirk Council and BID Open Meeting, Falkirk
19th April 2013
Retail Trends and Town Centres, Glasgow and Clyde Valley Structure Plan Officers Meeting, Glasgow
13th March 2013
Scotland’s Retail Futures, Charity Retail Conference, Scotland, Glasgow
12th February 2013
High Streets Today? Community Leadership Day, Boots the Chemist, London
7th November 2012
Where are Scotland’s Towns Heading? Scotland’s Towns Conference, Perth
25th September 2012
A Provocation on Town Centres and High Streets, National Towns Centres Review Initial Meeting, Kilmarnock
22nd May 2012
The Role of Retailing in the Modern Scottish Economy, Livingston’s 50th Birthday Conference, Livingston
28th February 2012
Destination Bookshops – as part of a healthy high street? Scottish Booksellers’ Annual Conference, Edinburgh
21st February 2012
A Provocation on Town Centres and High Streets, A+DS and STP Towns Summit, Glasgow