Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
Major projects as lead investigator
Cultural intermediation in the creative urban economy (2012-2016)
This £1.5m project was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AH/J005320/1). Cultural intermediation is a process which connects different kinds of communities into the creative economy and wider society. It plays a critical role in raising aspirations, upskilling and building confidence, all of which are vital to allow people to engage with and benefit from one of the most dynamic sectors of the contemporary UK economy.
MapLocal: Localism and connected neighbourhood planning (2012)
This £40k project was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AH/J006580/1). We developed a smartphone app for Android phones (downloadable from Google Play). This allowed communities to map the things in their neighbourhoods that were important to them, simply by walking around taking pictures with their phone. Geotaggged photos and audio recordings were automatically uploaded to a community map.
Connecting Communities in the City (2011)
This £15k project (aka 'The Cities Pitch') funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council was to develop an application for the larger Cultural Intermediation project. This exploratory work created a number of scoping papers and other outputs that helped build the larger research project.
Rescue Geography (2007-2009)
This £95k project was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ES/F004494/1). The initial project used walking interviews to investigate place and belonging in the Digbeth area of Birmingham, using GPS to map these stories to the locations in which they were told by participants. An unfunded follow up project used the same technique to explore the practice of cycle commuting, asking cyclists to narrate their ride home. Both projects involved collaboration with Dan Burwood, a documentary photographer, on an exhibition of the research findings.
Projects as co-investigator
I have also been co-investigator on a series of other collaborative research projects.
The appropriateness, usefulness and impact of the current urban planning curriculum in South African Higher Education (2016-2018, ESRC £474k)
Hestia 2: Geospatial analysis of Herodotus's Histories (2013-14, AHRC £80k)
Conserving and Sharing Community Media: The Connected Communities Collection (2013, AHRC £40k)
In conversation with...:co-designing with more-than-human communities. (2013, AHRC £40k)
Phil Jones, Geographer
Publications and Grants