Dr Neale Blair
Associate Head of the Belfast School of Architecture and Built Environment
Dr Neale Blair, a Senior Lecturer in Planning, joined Ulster in 2004 and was appointed Associate Head, Belfast School of Architecture and the Built Environment in 2017. An expert in spatial planning policy and practice, Neale has a PhD in regional spatial planning. Neale is an active member of Ulster’s Built Environment Research Institute (BERI) and Centre for Research on Property and Planning (RPP).
External connections include chartered membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE), and membership of the Board of Directors for the International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD). Neale is currently Chair of the Planning Schools Forum, which represents RTPI-accredited Planning Schools.
Neale’s current research interests include urban planning pedagogy; visualisation of data to inform stakeholder engagement and decision making; and the use of technology to enhance participation in planning processes.