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Professor Duncan Maclennan

Professor Duncan Maclennan

CBE FRSE AcSS

Professor of Strategic Urban Management and Finance

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)1334 464836
Fax: +44 (0)1334 462812

Duncan is an international expert on the development of cities, the renewal of neighbourhoods and the economics of housing. After a long career at the University of Glasgow, where he directed the Centre for Housing and Urban Research (1982-96), the ESRC Cities Programme (1996-99) and the Centre for Public Policy on Regions (2004-04), he worked in senior government and academic posts in both Australia and Canada. After moving to Canada in 2005 he held a joint appointment as Professor of Urban Economic Policy at the University of Ottawa and as Chief Economist at the Federal Department for Infrastructure. Duncan has advised governments on housing policy in the UK, Poland, France, Sweden, Ireland, New Zealand, Canada and Australia. He has also served as Principal Consultant to the OECD. In 1997 he was awarded a CBE in recognition of his contribution to housing and renewal policies in the UK and is also an honorary member of both the UK Royal Town Planning Institute and the Charted Institute of Housing. He has an extensive record of advising public policymakers (advising OECD on Urban Affairs from 1984 to 1996, the World Bank between 1980 and 2000 and the EU in the 1990s). He was Director of the Scottish Cities Knowledge Centre and the Centre for Housing Research at the University of St Andrews. He has published more than a hundred academic articles and written/edited fourteen housing related books.

Selected publications

Books

Growing economies and building homes: Reconciling growth and housing wellbeing in St Andrews
Maclennan, D., O'Sullivan, T., Maynard, K., Sila-Nowicka, K. & Walden, Y. Dec 2013 University of St Andrews. 94 p.
Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Innovative Financing of Affordable Housing: International and UK Perspectives
Maclennan, D., Gibb, K. & Stephens, M. Mar 2013 Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

New Times, New Business: addressing the challenges of housing provision in times of austerity
Maclennan, D. (ed.) & Chisholm, S. (ed.) 2013 University of St Andrews.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Understanding neighbourhood dynamics: new insights for neighbourhood effects research
Van Ham, M. (ed.), Manley, D. J. (ed.), Bailey, N. (ed.), Simpson, L. (ed.) & Maclennan, D. (ed.) 2013 Dordrecht: Springer. 284 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Raising the Game: The Economic Case for Housing
Maclennan, D. & O'Sullivan, A. 2012 Chartered Institute of Housing.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Deprived neighbourhoods, neighbourhood effects and policy
Van Ham, M. (ed.), Manley, D. J. (ed.), Bailey, N. (ed.), Simpson, L. (ed.) & Maclennan, D. (ed.) 2012 Dordrecht: Springer.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

“OVERVIEW: Economic Development of Housing Markets over time”.
smith, S. (ed.) & Maclennan, D. 2012 Oxford: Elsevier.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Housing Finance Institutions: European and N. America
Maclennan, D. & Smith, S. (ed.) 2012 Oxford: Elsevier.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Neighbourhood Effects Research: New Perspectives
Van Ham, M. (ed.), Manley, D. J. (ed.), Bailey, N. (ed.), Simpson, L. (ed.) & Maclennan, D. (ed.) 2012 Dordrecht: Springer.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Housing policies for Scotland: challenges and changes
Maclennan, D. & O'Sullivan, T. May 2008 Joseph Rowntree Foundation. 12 p.
Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Housing, Economic Change and the Governance of Metropolitan Areas
Maclennan, D. Apr 2008 Unknown Publisher. 22 p.
Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Housing Policies for Scotland: Challenges & Changes
Maclennan, D. & O'Sullivan, A. 2008 Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Housing for the Toronto Economy
Maclennan, D. 2008 University of Toronto, Canada.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Housing, Economic Change and the Governance of Metrolpolitan Areas
Maclennan, D. 2008 CHR, Wellington, NZ.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Focusing on the Housing System and Modernising Housing Policy
Maclennan, D. 2008 CHR, Wellington, NZ.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Visions for Social Housing: International Perspectives
Maclennan, D. (ed.) & Cowans, J. (ed.) 2008 Smith Institute.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Challenges and Changes; Housing Policies for Scotland
Maclennan, D. & O'Sullivan, A. 2008 Unknown Publisher.
Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

International Innovations in Housing Policy
Maclennan, D. 2008 Unknown Publisher.
Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

 

Chapters

Neighbourhoods: Evolving Ideas, Evidence & Changing Policies
Maclennan, D. 2013 Neighbourhood Effects or Neighbourhood-based Problems?: A Policy Context. Springer
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Austrian Economics
Maclennan, D. 31 May 2012 The International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home. Smith, S. (ed.). Oxford: Elsevier, p. 93-96
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Understanding Housing Markets: Real Progress or Stalled Agendas?
Maclennan, D. 2012 The SAGE Handbook of Housing Studies . Clapham, D. F., Clark, W. A. V. & Gibb, K. (eds.). Sage
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Investing in better places - reshaping British approaches
Maclennan, D. 2011 Investing in Better Places: International Perspectives. Smith Institute
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Austrian Economic Perspective
Maclennan, D. & Smith, S. J. (ed.) 2011 International Encyclopaedia of Housing. Elsevier, Vol. 1
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Time and the Economic Analysis of Housing Systems
Maclennan, D. & Smith, S. J. (ed.) 2011 International Encyclopaedia of Housing. Elsevier, Vol. 1
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Global Financial Crisis: Consequences for Housing Research and Policy
Maclennan, D. & O'Sullivan, A. 2011 Housing and the Built Environment .
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Whatever Happened to the Housing System?
Maclennan, D., Searle, B. (ed.) & Smith, S. 2010 Blackwell Companion to the Economics of Housing: The Housing Wealth of Nations. Wiley-Blackwell
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

 

Articles

Housing and capital in the 21st century
Maclennan, D. & Miao, J. 12 Mar 2017 In : Housing, Theory and Society. Latest Articles, 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Exploring the ‘middle ground’ between state and market: the example of China
Miao, J. T. & Maclennan, D. 17 May 2016 In : Housing Studies. Latest articles, 22 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Regional house price cycles in the UK, 1978-2012: A Markov switching VAR
Chowdhury, R. A. & Maclennan, D. 28 Oct 2014 In : Journal of European Real Estate Research. 7, 3, p. 345-366 22 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Housing assets and small business investment: exploring links for theory and policy
Reuschke, D. & Maclennan, D. 2014 In : Regional Studies. 48, 4, p. 744-757 14 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Localism, Devolution and Housing Policies
Maclennan, D. & O'Sullivan, A. 2013 In : Housing Studies. 28, 4, p. 599-615 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Housing markets, signals and search
Maclennan, D. & O’Sullivan, A. 2012 In : Journal of Property Research. 29, 4, p. 324-340 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neighbourhood Renewal Policies: Contrasting Approaches for Canada and the UK
Maclennan, D. & Pomeroy, S. 2012 In : International Journal of Neighbourhood Renewal.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

UK Housing Policies: Diversifying, Devolving or Dieing
Maclennan, D. 2012 In : Urban Studies.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The global financial crisis: challenges for housing research and policies
Maclennan, D. & O'Sullivan, A. Sep 2011 In : Journal of Housing and the Built Environment. 26, 3, p. 375-384 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Trunks, Tails, and Elephants: Modernising Housing Policies
Maclennan, D. Dec 2008 In : European Journal of Housing Policy. 8, 4, p. 423-440
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4. Housing, Renewal and Globalisation: Contrasting Responses in The UK And Canada
Maclennan, D. & Pomeroy, S. 2008 In : Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal .
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

 

Papers

Housing Cycles, Financial Crises, and the Supply of Housing
Maclennan, D. 31 May 2009
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Housing, Economic Change and the Governance of Urban Renewal
Maclennan, D. 2008
Research output: Working paperDiscussion paper

 

Other publications

Devolution, Deals or Disorder: Understanding Emerging City Policies in Britain
Maclennan, D., Waite, D. & O'Sullivan, T. 12 Nov 2013 In : Local Economy. 28, 7-8, p. 770-785
Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

The credit crunch, interrelations between (in)stability of housing markets and the general economy: setting the scene
Priemus, H. & Maclennan, D. Sep 2011 In : Journal of Housing and the Built Environment. 26, 3, p. 237-243 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Section One: Affordable Housing and Housing Affordability Introduction
Maclennan, D. & Stephens, M. 2011 In : Housing Studies. 26, 7-8, p. 971-973 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

 

Understanding neighbourhood dynamics: new insights for neighbourhood effects research