We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Greg Lloyd PhD, FAcSS, Professor Emeritus in Urban Planning at Ulster University and Visiting Professor in the Land Use Planning Group, Wageningen University will be another of our keynote speakers. Greg will bring invaluable connections to the conference key theme of ‘Place’, enabling us to bring a truly interdisciplinary flavour to our debates on the soul of community development. In his career, Greg worked in Liverpool Polytechnic (Department of Town and Country Planning, 1976-1978) and the Universities of Aberdeen (Land Economy, 1978-1994), Dundee (School of Town and Regional Planning, 1994-2006) and Liverpool (Department of Civic Design, 2006-2008). At Ulster University, he served as Head of the School of the Built Environment (2008-2014).

Whilst in Northern Ireland, he was Ministerial Independent Expert Adviser on Reform of the Land Use Planning System in Northern Ireland, Belfast, Northern Ireland Assembly Government, 2007 -2009; and member of the Best Commission into a Sustainable Future for Housing in Northern Ireland, 2009 – 2010. He is currently a Trustee & Director of the Planning Exchange Foundation and a member of the Editorial Board of Scottish Planning & Environment Law.