Dr Andrew Ryder
Buckingham Building, Lion Terrace, Portsmouth, Hants, PO1 3HE
Research Publications and Presentations
My main theoretical areas of research are regional economic development, those factors which contribute to economic growth, the interaction between planning and development, and the role local policies and local governance can play in stimulating regional development and redevelopment. These interests are reflected in my consultancy work. Other interests include national identity and regionalism. I also have a long standing interest in transportation planning and the interaction between transport and development. My main areas of teaching are the regional geography of the US; the regional geography of the European Union and the transition states; environmental management; urban planning and urban design; and sustainability. A theme in my work is that political and administrative systems are as important in explaining the distribution of people and economic activities as geography. I have studied central and eastern Europe and the former USSR since the 1980s' and have travelled extensively in the region.