Richard has been involved with PLACE projects on the Cardiff Bay barrage, mobile telephony and the undergrounding of overhead power lines. His personal homepage can be found through the following link:
The following recent areas of work may be of particular interest:
On the visual impact of overhead cables:
Cowell R 2004 ‘Market regulation and planning action: burying the impact of electricity networks’ Planning Theory and Practice 5(3) pp.307-325.
Cowell R 2002 The Scope for Undergrounding Overhead Electricity Lines, UK Centre for Economic and Environmental Development, Peterborough, pp xiv + 156, ISBN 0-948729-37-6
On landscape, ecology, land use planning and sustainability:
Cowell R 2007 ‘Wind power and “the planning problem”: the experience of Wales’, European Environment 17(5), 291-306.
Cowell R 2006 Towards Sustainable Land Management, National Trust, London, pp.40.
Cowell R 2006 ‘Sustainability – an uncomfortable truth?’ Planning Magazine 14th July, p.25
Cowell R and Owens S 2006 ‘Governing space: planning reform and the politics of sustainability’ Environment and Planning ‘C’, Government and Policy 24(3), 403-421
Cowell R 2004 Sustainability and Planning: A Scoping Paper for the RTPI, http://www.rtpi.org.uk/resources/policy-statements/cowell2.pdf
Cowell R 2003 ‘Substitution and scalar politics: negotiating environmental compensation in Cardiff Bay’ Geoforum 34, 343-358
Owens S and Cowell R 2002 Land and Limits: Interpreting Sustainability in the Planning Process, Routledge, London
On environmental politics in the city:
Cowell R 2006 ‘Environmental limits and the pursuit of a sustainable city’, in A Hooper and J Punter (eds.) Capital Cardiff 1975-2020: Competitiveness, Boosterism and the Urban Environment, University of Wales Press, pp.219-237.
Cowell R 2006 ‘Cardiff’s countrysides’, in A Hooper and J Punter (eds.) Capital Cardiff 1975-2020: Competitiveness, Boosterism and the Urban Environment, University of Wales Press, pp.265-281.
Cowell R, Hooper J and Punter J 2006 ‘A spatially planned sustainable future? A vision for the 21st century’, in A Hooper and J Punter (eds.) Capital Cardiff 1975-2020: Competitiveness, Boosterism and the Urban Environment, University of Wales Press, pp.330-349.
Cowell R and Harris N 2005 ‘The environmental transformation of Cardiff’, in M Ungersma (Ed) Cardiff: Rebirth of a Capital, Cardiff County Council, Cardiff, pp.50-74.
Cowell R and Thomas H 2002 ‘Managing nature and narratives of dispossession: reclaiming territory in Cardiff Bay’ Urban Studies 39(7), 1241-1260.
For further information, please contact Richard on firstname.lastname@example.org