Dr Graham Squires BA(Hons), PG(Cert) TLHE. FHEA, MA, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Planning and Real Estate

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Graham Squires

Contact details

Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS)
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

Dr Graham Squires is a Senior Lecturer in Planning and Real Estate, in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham, UK. His research interests at the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS) include planning, real estate development, urban and environmental economics, housing, neighbourhoods, regeneration, and urban policy.

He has written academic books and journal articles, in addition to working on various consultancy projects in policy and practice. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of California Berkeley, sponsored by the Fulbright US–UK Visiting Scholarship Program, and co-sponsored by the accreditation body RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).

His recent research critically analyses the financing of cities in the United States and Western Europe, by examining and learning lessons into how key stakeholders in real estate development and affordable housing provision engage with city finance, particularly for urban development and urban regeneration in the new economic landscape.

He is the author of Urban and Environmental Economics (Routledge, 2013), and Co-Editor of International Approaches to Real Estate Development (Routledge, 2015).

Qualifications

  • PhD in Planning, University of Manchester. (2009)
  • MA, Development Studies with Research Training, University of Manchester. (2004)
  • BA Hons, Economics and Social Studies, University of Manchester. (2000)
  • PostGrad. Cert. Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. (2010)
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA). (2010).

Biography

  • Senior Lecturer in Planning and Real Estate. Centre for Urban and Regional Studies. School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham (2014-)
  • Fulbright RICS Scholar Award – Visiting Research Fellow, University of California, Berkeley (2013-2014)
  • Senior Lecturer in Urban Economics and Real Estate. University of the West of England, UWE Bristol (2009-2014)
  • PostGrad. Cert. Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. (2010)
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA). (2010)
  • PhD in Planning, University of Manchester. (2005-2009)
  • Research Associate: IPEG (Institute for Political and Economic Governance). University of Manchester (2008-2009)
  • Visiting Researcher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2006)
  • MA, Development Studies with Research Training, University of Manchester (2003-2004)
  • BA Hons. Economics and Social Studies, University of Manchester. (1997-2000)

Teaching

Teaching Programmes 

  • Urban and Regional Planning (with RTPI accreditation) MSc/PG Diploma/Certificate
  • Urban and Regional Studies PhD

Teaching Modules

  • Planning Methods and Techniques (MSc)
  • Dissertations (MSc)
  • Real Estate and Urban Economics (MSc)

Postgraduate supervision

Samantha Organ. Motivations for Energy Efficient Refurbishment in Housing.

Adekunle, Ogunnaike. Low Cost and Affordable Housing in Lagos, Nigeria.

Paull Robathan. The Ability for Housing Associations to Provide Affordable Housing in England.

Research

Fulbright RICS Scholar Award (2013-14). Future Financing of Cities for Real Estate Development. Visiting Scholar University of California, Berkeley. Principal Investigator

RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Research Trust Award. (2013-14). Innovative financing instruments for real estate development in Western Europe​. Principal Investigator

Bristol Housing Partnership (2012-14). Bristol Housing Futures. Collaboration with Bristol City Council, UWE, various Housing Associations. Principal Investigator

Community Self Build Agency (CSBA) and Forces in Mind. (2013). Co-Investigator

Environment Agency (EA) (2012-13) Urban Regeneration and Flood Defense. Environment Agency. Co-Investigator

SPUR3 Grant. (2011-12). Economic and Financial Incentives for Property Development within Urban Planning: Lessons for the UK from Illinois and California using TIF (Tax Increment Financing). Principal Investigator

UWE Research Funding Small Grants Scheme. (2010-11). The transfer of urban policy for spatially targeted economic development initiatives. Principal Investigator

UWE Research Funding Small Grants Scheme. (2009-10). Understanding the Circumstances in which Economic Development Policy can be Transferred to the UK: Insight from the US and France. Principal Investigator

WUN (Worldwide Universities Network). (2006). Visiting Researcher at University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign). Principal Investigator 

ESRC CASE Studentship PhD Completed 2005-09. Squires, G. (2009). ‘The Regeneration of Low Demand Neighbourhoods: The Housing Market Renewal Experience’ PhD Thesis, University of Manchester 

University of Manchester. (2009). Tackling Worklessness. Principal Investigator

Geonomics. (2009). The Provision of Managed Workspace. Staffordshire Borough Council. Co-Investigator

CLG (Communities and Local Government) (2010). An evaluation of the community contracts pilot programme. University of Manchester.​ Co-Investigator

Publications

JOURNAL PAPERS:

Squires, G. and Hutchison, N.  (2014). 'The life and death of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for redevelopment: Lessons in affordable housing and implementation' in Journal of Property Management, Vol. 32, No. 5

Birch, J. and Squires, G. (2014). 'Building Heritage in Enterprise Zones: The Latest Threat or Opportunity?' in Structural Survey, Vol. 32, No.3, pp. 209 – 218

Richardson, L., Purdham, K., Cotterill, S., Rees, J., Squires, G., Askew, R. (2014). 'Renegotiating The Contract Between Citizen and State? Public Service Accountability and Civic Responsibility in Community Contracts in The UK' in Environment and Planning A, Vol. 46, pp. 1716 – 1731

Ellison, A., Squires, G., Dempsey, P. (2014). 'Problematic differentiation between property bonds and leases in healthcare provision' in Journal of Property Management,

Squires, G. and Booth, C. (2014) 'Dysfunctional Neighbourhoods: A Conceptual Framework for Urban Regeneration and Renewal' in Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal, Vol. 8

Squires, G. and Hall, S. (2013). 'Lesson (Un)Learning in Spatially Targeted Fiscal Incentive Policy: Enterprise Zones (England) and Empowerment Zones (US)' in Land Use Policy, Vol. 33, pp. 81 -89

Organ, S., Proverbs, D., Squires, G. (2013). 'Motivations for Energy Efficiency Refurbishment in Owner-Occupied Housing' in Structural Survey, Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 101-120

Squires, G. and Moate, J. (2012). 'Socially Responsible Property Investment (SRPI) in Urban Regeneration: Priorities and Behaviours by Institutional Investors in Practice' in Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp.152-163

Squires, G. and Lord, A. (2012). 'The transfer of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) as an urban policy for spatially targeted economic development initiatives' in Land Use Policy, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 817-826

Squires, G. (2012). 'A Review of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for Regeneration and Renewal' in Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 356-366

BOOKS:

Squires, G. and Heurkens, E. (Eds)  (2015). International Approaches to Real Estate Development. Routledge.

Squires, G. (2013). Urban and Environmental Economics. Routledge.

Greenhalgh, B. and Squires, G. (2011). Introduction to Building Procurement. Routledge.

BOOK CHAPTERS:

Squires, G. and Heurkens, E. (2015). 'Chapter 1: Introducing International Approaches to Real Estate Development' in Squires, G. and Heurkens, E. (2015). International Approaches to Real Estate Development. Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-82857-4

Squires, G. and Heurkens, E. (2015). 'Chapter 13: Concluding International Approaches to Real Estate Development' in Squires, G. and Heurkens, E. (2015). International Approaches to Real Estate Development. Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-82857-4

Short, M and Squires, G. (2014) 'New Urban Housing Design in the UK' in Inzulza, J y L. Pérez (eds.) 'Reflections on the Theory and Practice of Urban Design for the Contemporary City'. Santiago, Chile: Universidad de Chile & Universidad de Concepción Press. ISBN: 978-956-19-0846-8

Squires, G. (2014) 'Chapter 4: Urban water economics' in Booth, C.A. & Charlesworth, S.M. (Editors) Water Resources in the Built Environment: Management Issues and Solutions. Wiley-Blackwells, Oxford. ISBN 9780470670910

Ogunnaike, A., Squires, G., Booth, C. (2013) 'A Pluralistic Conceptual Model for Affordable Housing in Lagos, Nigeria' in WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment. ISSN: 1746-448X, Digital ISSN: 1743-3541

Organ, S., Squires, G., Proverbs, D. (2013) 'Motivating energy efficiency refurbishment of owner-occupied homes: a new methodology' in WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment. ISSN: 1746-448X, Digital ISSN: 1743-3541

BOOK REVIEWS:

Squires, G. on Tighe, J.R. and Mueller, E.J. (Eds). (2012). The Affordable Housing Reader. Routledge. Book Review for Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 569 – 570

REPORTS:

Fulbright RICS Scholar Award (2014). Future Financing of Cities for Real Estate Development. Visiting Scholar University of California, Berkeley

RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Research Trust Award. (2014). Innovative financing instruments for real estate development in Western Europe

University of Manchester. (2009). Tackling Worklessness.

Geonomics. (2009). The Provision of Managed Workspace. Staffordshire Borough Council.

CLG (Communities and Local Government) (2010). An evaluation of the community contracts pilot programme. University of Manchester.

JOURNAL PAPERS IN REVIEW / PROGRESS:

Ogunnaike, A., Squires, G., Booth, C. Rethinking Affordable Housing Access for the Urban Poor in Lagos, Nigeria

Squires, G. and Heurkens, E. International Approaches to Real Estate Development

Squires, G. The Future Financing of Real Estate Development in Cities

Squires, G., Hutchison, N., Berry, J., Adair, A., McGreal, S. Innovative financing instruments for real estate development in Western Europe

Victory, C., and Squires, G. Understanding the potential roles of housing associations in the market rented sector

PHD THESIS:

Squires, G. (2009). 'The Regeneration of Low Demand Neighbourhoods: The Housing Market Renewal Experience' PhD Thesis, University of Manchester

CONFERENCE PAPERS:

Squires, G., Hutchison, N., Adair, A., Berry, J., McGreal, S. and Organ, S. (2014). Innovative financing instruments for real estate development in Western Europe. European Real Estate Society (ERES), Bucharest, Romania

Squires, G. and Heurkens, E. (2014). International approaches to real estate development: Applying a conceptual model to compare and contrast themes and issues. European Real Estate Society (ERES), Bucharest, Romania

Victory, C., and Squires, G. (2014). Understanding the potential roles of housing associations in the market rented sector. HSA (Housing Studies Association), York, UK

Organ, S., Squires, G., Proverbs, D. (2013) Motivating energy efficiency refurbishment of owner-occupied homes: a new methodology. Sustainable Cities Conference, Putrajaya, Malaysia

Ogunnaike, A., Squires, G., Booth, C. (2013) 'A Pluralistic Conceptual Model for Affordable Housing in Lagos, Nigeria. Sustainable Cities Conference, Putrajaya, Malaysia

Squires, G. and Hutchison, N. (2013). The life and death of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for redevelopment: Lessons in affordable housing and implementation. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) COBRA, New Delhi, India

Heurkens, E. and Squires, G. (2013). Comparing International Real Estate Development: A Methodological Inquiry. European Real Estate Society (ERES), Vienna, Austria

Ellison, A., Squires, G., Dempsey, P. (2013). Problematic differentiation between property bonds and leases in healthcare provision. European Real Estate Society (ERES), Vienna, Austria

Dempsey, P., Squires, G., Ellison, A. (2013). An assessment of the impact of overseas buyers on the pricing and utilisation of prime residential properties in central London. European Real Estate Society (ERES), Vienna, Austria

Squires, G. and Hall, S. (2013). Lesson (Un)Learning in Spatial Fiscal Incentives: Enterprise Zones and Empowerment Zones. AESOP / ACSP, Dublin, Ireland

Squires, G. (2012). Funny Money in Serious Times: Tax Increment Finance Lessons. Policy and Politics. Bristol, England, UK

Squires, G and Heurkens, E. (2012). Tax Increment Finance (TIF) and alternative financing instruments for urban regeneration in the UK and the Netherlands? European Real Estate Society (ERES), Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Squires, G. (2011). The transfer of urban policy for spatially targeted economic development initiatives. AAG (Association of American Geographers) Seattle, USA.

Squires, G. (2010). Urban Design and Low Value Neighbourhoods: Reinforcing Disadvantage? AESOP Conference Paper. Helsinki, Finland.

Rees, J. and Squires, G. (2009). Linking Gentrification, Displacement Trajectories and Affordability in critical research on Urban Housing Market Renewal. HSA (Housing Studies Association), Cardiff, UK.

Squires, G. (2009). Measurable and Non-measurable Drivers in Housing and Neighbourhood Regeneration Policy Areas. AESOP (Association of European Schools of Planning). Liverpool, UK

Squires, G. (2008). Dysfunctional neighbourhoods? Beyond the renewal of housing markets in low demand neighbourhoods. AAG (Association of American Geographers) Conference Paper and Presentation. Boston, USA.

Squires, G. (2007). Exploring housing patterns and dynamics in low demand neighbourhoods using Geographically Weighted Regression. Geocomputation Conference Presentation and Paper. Maynooth, National University of Ireland.

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