Professor Beth Perry

Professorial Fellow

About Beth

Beth Perry joined the Urban Institute in September 2016, following her appointment as a Professorial Fellow in the Faculty of Social Sciences. Following degrees in European Studies and Modern Languages (BA Hons, University of Manchester) and European Integration (MA, University of Bradford), she joined the Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures (SURF) at the University of Salford and became its director prior to moving to Sheffield.  During this time she completed her PhD which focussed on the relationship between universities and the knowledge economy in the context of multi-level and multi-actor governance. Since 2010 she has been the UK Programme Lead for the Mistra Urban Futures Centre, with headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden and sits on the International Board.

Research interests

Beth’s research focuses on critically interrogating and developing pathways to more just sustainable urban futures. She focusses on urban governance, transformation and the roles of universities, with an emphasis on socio-environmental and socio-cultural transitions. She has written widely on these issues and is currently working with Prof Tim May at the Sheffield Methods Institute on two co-authored monographs on reflexive social scientific knowledge production and the changing relationships between cities and knowledge.

She is currently leading three major UK projects focussed on co-producing urban transformations, with a team of 5 researchers working across the Urban Institute and Sheffield Methods Institute. Jam and Justice: Co-producing Urban Governance for Social Innovation is a three-year project funded by the ESRC Urban Transformations programme, with partners at the Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation and the Universities of Manchester and Birmingham. Whose Knowledge Matters? Competing and Contesting Knowledge Claims in 21st Century Cities is a collaboration between the University of Sheffield and University of Twente in the Netherlands funded by the Open Research Area initiative and focussed on citizen knowledges in sustainable urban development projects. Realising Just Cities is the four-year international collaboration programme of Mistra Urban Futures focussed on Greater Manchester and the Sheffield City-Region.

Publications

Published:
May, T. with Perry, B. (2011) Social Research and Reflexivity: Content, Consequences and Culture.  London:  Sage.

Contracted:
May, T. and Perry, B. (2017) Cities and the Knowledge Economy: Promise, Politics and Possibility. Oxford: Earthscan.

May, T. and Perry, B. (2017) Reflexivity, Knowledge and Practice: Foundations of Social Research. London: Sage.

May, T. and Perry, B. (2017) Social Research: Issues, Methods and Process. 5th edition. Buckingham: McGraw-Hill/Open University Press.

Published:

Perry, B. and Atherton, M. (2017) ‘Beyond critique:  the value of co-production in realising just cities?’ Local Environment, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13549839.2017.1297389?src=recsys http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2017.1297389

May, T. and Perry, B. (2016) ‘Knowledge for Just Urban Sustainability’, Local Environment, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13549839.2016.1233527. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2016.1233527

Simon, D, Arfvidsson, H, Anand, G, Bazaz, A, Fenna, G, Foster, K, Jain, G, Hansson, S, Evans, LM, Moodley, N, Nyambuga, C, Oloko, M, Ombara, DC, Patel, Z, Perry, BG, Primo, N, Revi, A, Van Niekerk, B, Wharton, A and Wright, C (2015) ‘Developing and testing the urban sustainable development goals targets and indicators – a five-city study’, Environment and Urbanization, pp. 1-15, DOI: 10.1177/0956247815619865.

Perry, B., Smith, K. and Warren, S. (2015) ‘Revealing and revaluing cultural intermediaries in the ‚real‘ creative city: insights from a diary-keeping exercise‘. European Journal of Cultural Studies, http://ecs.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/03/18/1367549415572324.full.pdf?ijkey=4fZcTesJrtdirPn&keytype=finite. DOI: 10.1177/1367549415572324.

May, T. and Perry, T. (2013) ‘Universities, Reflexivity and Critique: Uneasy Parallels in Practice’. Policy Futures in Education. Vol 11: 5. pp.505-514.

May, T. and Perry, B. (2011) ‘Contours and Conflicts in Scale: Science, Knowledge and Urban Development’. Local Economy. Vol 26 (8), pp.715-720.

May, T. and Perry, B. (2011) ‘Urban Research in the Knowledge Economy: Content, Context and Outlook’. Built Environment, 37:3, pp.352-368.

Perry, B. (2011) ‘Universities and Cities: Governance, Institutions and Mediation’. Built Environment, 37:3, pp.245-260.

Perry, B. and May, T. (2010) ‘Urban Knowledge Exchange:  Devilish Dichotomies and Active Intermediation’.  International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development.  Vol 1 (1), pp.6-24.

Perry, B. and May, T (2008) ‘Excelência, Relevância e a Universidade O Missing Middle do envolvimento socio econonómico’. Sociologia. Vol 56. pp.105-128.

Crespy, C., Heraud, J. and Perry, B. (2007) ‘Multi-level governance, regions and science in France: between competition and equality’. Regional Studies. Vol. 41: No. 8, pp.1069-1084.

Perry, B. and May, T. (2007) ‘Governance, science policy and regions: an introduction’. Special Edition of Regional Studies. Vol. 41: No. 8, pp.1039-1050.

Perry, B. (2007) ‘The multi-level governance of science policy in England’. Regional Studies. Vol. 41: No. 8, pp.1051-1067.

May, T. and Perry, B. (2006). ‘Cities, Knowledge and Universities: Transformations in the Image of the Intangible‘. Social Epistemology, Vol 20 (3-4). pp. 259-282. (50:50)

Perry, B. and May, T. (2006) ‘Excellence, Relevance and the University: The ‘Missing Middle’ in Socio-Economic Engagement’. Journal of Higher Education in Africa, Vol. 4, No.3, pp.69-92.

Perry, B. (2006) ‘Science, Society and the University’. Social Epistemology. Vol 20 (3-4), pp. 201-219.

Harloe, M. and Perry, B. (2005) ‘Rethinking or Hollowing Out the University? External Engagement and Internal Transformation in the Knowledge Economy’. Higher Education Management and Policy, vol. 17, no. 2, pp.11-166.

May, T. and Perry, B. (2005) ‘Continuities and Change in Urban Sociology’. Sociology. Vol 39 (2), pp. 343-347.

May, T. and Perry, B. (2005) ‘Urban Sociology: Into the Future’. Sociology. Vol 39 (2), pp. 361-365.

Harloe M. and Perry B. (2004) ‘Universities, Localities And Regional Development: The Emergence Of The ‘Mode 2’ University?’ International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 28:1, pp. 212-223.

Perry B. and Harding A. (2002) ‘The Future of Urban Sociology: Report of Joint Sessions of the British and American Sociological Associations’. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 26:4, pp.844-53.

Perry, B., Walsh, V. and Barlow, C. (2017) ‘Navigating the rapids of urban development: lessons from the Biospheric Foundation, Salford’. In Henneberry, J. (ed) Transience and Permanence in Urban Development. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, pp.85-101.​

May, T., Perry, B. and Wilmott, H. (2016) ‘Cities, universities and urban knowledge exchange. Lessons from a regional experiment in the UK’. In R. Mercurio (ed) Organisational Networks for Innovation. Milan: Egea.

May, T. and Perry, B. (2016) ‘Cities, Experiments and the Logics of the Knowledge Economy‘. In J. Evans, A. Karvonen and R. Raven (eds) The Experimental City. London: Routledge.

Perry, B. and May, T. (2015) ‘Context matters: the English Science Cities and visions for knowledge-based urbanism. In T. Miao, P. Benneworth, N. Phelps (eds) Making 21st century knowledge complexes: technopoles of the world 20 years after. London: Routledge.

Perry, B. and May, T. (2015) ‘Lessons on the research-practice relationship: from critique to coproduction in Greater Manchester’. In M. Polk (ed) Co-producing knowledge for sustainable cities: joining forces for change’. London: Routledge.

Perry, B. (2015) ‘The multi-level governance of science policy in England – selected reading’. In I. Bache and M. Flinders (eds) Multi-level governance: essential readings. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Crespy, C., Heraud, J. and Perry, B. (2015) ‘Multi-level governance, regions and science in France: between competition and equality – selected reading’. In I. Bache and M. Flinders (eds) Multi-level governance: essential readings. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

May, T. and Perry, B. (2013) ‘Reflexivity and the Practice of Qualitative Research. In U. Flick (ed) SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis, pp. 109-122. London: Sage.

May, T. and Perry, B. (2013) ‘Translation, insulation and mediation: universities in an age of ambivalence’. In Benneworth, P. (ed.) Universities Engagement with Socially Excluded Communities, pp.199-219. Dordrecht: Springer.

May, T., Hodson, M., Marvin, S. and Perry, B.  (2013)  ‘Achieving Urban Retrofit Via Purposive Transitions: A Framework For Action’.  In Brown, P. and Swan, W.  (eds).  Retrofitting the Built Environment, pp.7-19.  Oxford:  Blackwell-Wiley.

Perry, B., May, T., Marvin, S. and Hodson, M. (2013) ‘Rethinking Sustainable Knowledge-Based Urbanism Through Active Intermediation: What Knowledge and How? In H.T. Andersen and R. Atkinson, (eds) The Production and Use of Urban Knowledge: European Experiences, pp.151-168. Dordrecht: Springer.

Perry, B. (2012) ‘L’université et territoire en Angleterre: l’écart entre l’excellence et l’utilité’. In Mespoulet, M. (ed) L’université et territoire, pp.125-137. Rennes : Presses Universitaires de Rennes.

Perry, B. (2012) ‘Science Frictions and Fictions in the North West of England: Excellence, Relevance and the University’. In R. Pinheiro, P. Benneworth, G. Jones, eds, Universities and Regional Development: A Critical Assessment of Tensions and Contradictions, pp.105-123.  London: Routledge.

May, T. and Perry, B. (2011) ‘Comparative Research: Potentials and Problems’. In May, T. Social Research: Issues, Methods and Process, pp.243-267. 4th Edition. Maidenhead, Berks: Open University Press/McGraw-Hill.

Perry, B. (2011) ‘Case Studies’. In May, T. Social Research: Issues, Methods and Process, pp.219-242. 4th Edition. Maidenhead, Berks: Open University Press/McGraw-Hill.

Perry, B. (2008) ‘Academic knowledge and urban development: theory, policy and practice’. In Yigitcanlar, T., Velibeyoglu, K. and Baum, S. (eds) Knowledge-Based Urban Development. Planning and Applications in the Information Era, pp. 135-151. Information Science Reference: New York.

Perry, B. and Harloe, M. (2007) ‘External Engagements and Internal Transformations. Universities, Localities and Regional Development.’ In Harding, A., Scott, A., Laske, S. and Burtscher, C. (eds) Bright Satanic Mills: Universities, Regional Development and the Knowledge Economy, pp.25-38. Ashgate: Aldershot and Burlington.

Marvin S. and Perry B. (2004) ‘When Networks Are Destabilized. User-innovation and the UK fuel crisis.’ In Coutard, O., Hanley, R., and Zimmerman, R. (eds), Sustaining Urban Networks: The Social Diffusion of Large Technical Systems, pp.86-100. London: Routledge.

Wilks-Heeg, S., Perry, B. and Harding, A. (2003). ‘Metropolitan Regions in Europe: Regimes, Rescaling or Repositioning?’ In Salet, W., Kreukels, A. and Thornley, A. (eds.), Metropolitan Governance and Spatial Planning: Comparative Case Studies of European City-regions, pp.129-151. Aldershot: E&FN Spon.

Perry, B. (2016) Invited Talk: ‘Jam and Justice: Co-Producing Urban Governance for Social Innovation’, Malmo University/Lund University seminar, Malmo.

Perry, B. (2016) Invited Talk: ‘Beyond Critique: Co-producing Urban Transformations’, Towards a Transdisciplinary Research School, University of Gothenburg/Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg.

Perry, B. (2016) Invited Panellist: Urban Integration: A Chaotic Concept? Faculty of Social Sciences Research Conference, University of Sheffield.

Hardman, M. and Perry, B. (2016) Exploring Greater Manchester’s Foodscape through Gamification, Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference, Imperial College London, London.

2016 Session Proposal submitted on ‘Cities as Nodes in the Food Nexus’, with Dr Mike Hardman (University of Salford) and Dr Gareth Haysom (University of Cape Town) for the Royal Geographical Society/IBG Conference, London, August.

Perry, B. (2015) Invited Panellist: Jazz and Cultural Heritage, London Jazz Festival, Barbican Centre, London.

Perry, B. (2015) Invited Provocateur: ‘Just Urban Research’, Achieving a Low Carbon Society, MILESECURE final workshop, Lowry, Manchester.

Perry, B. (2015) Invited Talk: ‘Beyond critique: insights from the Greater Manchester Local Interaction Platform’, CURE Seminar on Universities, innovation and sustainable cities, University of Manchester, Manchester.

Perry, B. and Atherton, M. (2015) ‘Governance and Policy for Sustainability: Reflections and Contributions’. Paper at International Workshop on Governance and Policy for Sustainability, Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester.

2015  International workshop co-convenor on ‘Universities and Urban Transformation’, with Professor Tim May, Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester.

2015  ‘The Limits of Co-Construction’, Special Session Co-convened with Prof Andy Miles at the AHRC Connected Communities Festival, Cardiff.

May, T. and Perry, B. (2014) ‘Transmission or transformation? Lessons from between universities and communities of practice’. Paper at Inspiring future generations: embracing plurality and different in higher education, Society for Research into Higher Education/AHRC Connected Communities programme, Newport, South Wales.

Perry, B., Walsh, V. and Silver, D. (2014) ‘Food austerity and digital transformation’, Communities and Culture Plus Network, University of Leeds, Leeds.

Perry, B. and Connor, S. (2014) ‘Digital intermediation and sustainability knowledges’, Unknown unknowns: unexpected outcomes from digital intermediation, Institute of Capital Culture, Liverpool John Moores University, Media City, Salford Quays.

Wharton, A. and Perry, B. (2014) ‘Transformative voluntary organisations: critical reflections on the practices of community hubs’, The third sector, the state and the market: challenges and opportunities in an era of austerity, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield.

Perry, B. (2014) ‘Narrating state and sustainability: from reflective moment to alternative movement’, RGS/IBG International Conference, Imperial College London, London.

Perry, B. (2014) ‘The Art of Co-: co-production, co-governing and co-financing for sustainability’, RGS/IBG International Conference, Imperial College London, London.

Perry, B. (2014) ‘Governing practices in the post-industrial city’, City Futures III, Cities as strategic places and players in a globalised world, Urban Affairs Association and European Urban Research Association, Paris, France.

May, T. and Perry, B. (2014) Invited Talk: ‘Universities, cities and expectations of knowledge’, Powerful Knowledge Seminar Series, University of Bristol, Bristol.

Perry, B. (2013) Invited Talk: ‘Doing critical urban governance research: Ongoing reflections from theory and practice’, Flexible City Symposium, University of Oxford.

Perry, B. (2013) ‘Governing Crises and Crises of Governing: Collaboration, Capitulation or Capture?’ Urban Studies and Urban Studies Foundation conference on Interrogating Urban Crisis: Governance, Contestation and Critique, Local Government Research Unit, De Montfort University, Leicester.

Perry, B. and Smith, K. (2013) ‘Cities at the Frontiers of 21st Century Britain: Greater Manchester and the ‘Original Modern’ Creative City’. Royal Geographical Society International Conference, London.

Perry, B. (2013) ‘Creative Production and Practices in Urban Sustainability: Shifting Paradigms for Fair, Green and Dense Cities?’ Future Climate Dialogues. University of Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth.

Perry, B. (2013) Invited Talk: ‘In Search of the Engaged University? Funding, Governance and Practice’. UCL Urban Lab Guest Lecture Series. UCL, London.

Perry, B. (2013) ‘Governing Sustainable Urban Communities?’ The Uses and Abuses of Community for Sustainable Development Workshop, Sustainable Practices Research Group, University of Leeds, Leeds.

Perry, B. (2013) Invited Panellist: Fair Cities for Urban Poverty Reduction, African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Perry, B. (2013) Invited Talk: ‘Universities and Urban Development. Theory, Policy and Practice’. Guest Lecture, UCL Urban Practices, University College London, London.

Perry, B. and May, T. (2012) ‘Conceptualising Sustainable Cities’, International Sustainable Development Research Conference, University of Hull, Hull.

Perry, B. and Hodson, M. (2012) ‘Governing Low Carbon Transitions in Greater Manchester’. International Sustainable Development Research Conference, University of Hull.

Perry, B. (2012) ‘Researching the Sustainable City: Local Interaction Platforms as Conceptual and Methodological Innovation?’ British Sociological Association Climate Change Study Group Seminar, University of Southampton.

2012  ‘Researching the Multi-level and Local Dimensions of Climate Change’, co-convenor with Dr Milena Buechs, BSA Climate Change Study Group, University of Southampton.

May, T. and Perry, B. (2011) ‘Universities, Reflexivity and Critique: Cultures and Contexts of Research Production’, the Seventh International Critical Management Studies Conference, Faculty of Economics, University of Naples Federico II, Naples.

May, T. and Perry, B. (2011) Invited Talk: ‘Symbolic Dreams and Tangible Realities: Culture, Creativity and Critique in the City’, Presentation to AHRC Creative City Limits workshop, UCL Urban Lab, CABE, Leeds.

May, T. and Perry, B. (2011) ‘Cities, Innovation and Expertise. Lessons from a Formative Evaluation’, Second Berlin Conference for Innovation in Governance, Berlin-Brandenberg Academy of Social Sciences, Germany.

2011  Co-convenor of special session of Critical Management Studies on ‘Universities, Reflexivity and Critique’ with Professor Tim May, Naples, Italy.

Perry, B. and May, T. (2010) ‘Re-thinking sustainable urbanism: what knowledge and how?’ Paper presented at Regional Studies Association Winter Conference Regions and the Environment. London Voluntary Resource Centre, London.

May, T. and Perry, B. (2009) ‘‘Universities, knowledge exchange and active intermediaries’, ESRC Knowledge Transfer Network, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester.

Perry, B (2007) Invited Panellist: ‘Innovation Culture or Anti-Science Britain?’ESRC Science in Society Final Programme Event. Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London.

May, T. and Perry, B. (2006) ‘From Information to Intelligence’, Seminar on University Engagement and Strategic Socio-Economic Development, ESRC Network, Manchester.

Perry, B. (2005) Invited Talk: ‘Science, Governance and Economic Development’, Department of Geography Seminar Series, University of Hull, Hull.

Harloe, M. and Perry, B. (2004) ‘Rethinking or Hollowing Out the University? External Engagements and Internal Transformations in the Knowledge Economy’, OECD Institutional Management in Higher Education Programme, Choices and Responsibilities: Higher Education in the Knowledge Society, Paris, France.

Perry, B. (2004) ‘Science, Governance and Economic Development’, Public Proofs: Science, Technology and Democracy, 4S and EASST, Ecoles des Mines, Paris.

Mistra Urban Futures (2016) Co-production in Action – Towards Realising Just Cities. Mistra : Mistra Urban Futures.

Symons, J. and Perry, B. (2016) Maximising what’s already there. Increasing research impact in communities using the Ordsall Method, Salford: University of Salford. Available at http://www.ideas4ordsall.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/TheOrdsallMethod_fin.pdf

Perry, B., Walsh, V. and Silver, D. (2015) #digitalbiospheric : putting food banks out of business,  Final Report and working paper for the EPSRC Communities and Culture Plus Network, available at http://www.communitiesandculture.org/projects/putting-food-banks-out-of-business-digital-transformations-and-local-capacity-building-for-long-term-systemic-change/

Perry, B. and May, T. (2014) ‘Pour une conception integree des cités de la connaissance’. In I. Kustosz and S. Delbar (eds) Société de la connaissance: L’humain au coeur des innovations, Visions 2040 Series. Nord-Pas de Calais Regional Foresight College, Lille, pp.41-45.

Jones, P., Perry, B. Long, P (2014) Culture, creativity and community: reflections on the urban economy, Project Report, SURF/University of Salford. http://www.culturalintermediation.org.uk/

Hodson, M., May, T. and Perry, B. (2013) ‘The Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures: Governance, Knowledge and Transitions to Sustainable Urban Futures’, Soziale Technik. Issue 4. pp.11-14.

Perry, B., Wharton, A., Hodson, M. and May, T. (2012) Mapping the Urban Knowledge Arena. Report of the Greater Manchester Local Interaction Platform. Mistra Urban Futures, Salford: Manchester. http://www.mistraurbanfutures.org/sites/default/files/mapping_the_urban_knowledge_arena_report_2012_0.pdf

Perry, B. (2012) ‘Sustainable Stories: Exhibition Handout’, Creative Concern/SURF available at http://www.ontheplatform.org.uk

Perry, B. and Buechs, M. (2012) ‘Climate group mulls research methods’, Network, British Sociological Association, June-July.

Perry, B., May, T. and Hodson, M. (2012) ‘The Future of Cities’. RISE Magazine, May/June.

Perry, B. (2011) ‘L’avenir douloureux de l’université brittanique’, Place Publique 09, La Revue Urbaine, pp.47-53.

Perry, B., May, T., Marvin, S. and Hodson (2011) Integrated Visions for Knowledge Cities, SURF Anniversary Pamphlets, University of Salford.

May, T., Perry, B., Hodson, M. and Marvin, S. (2011) Active Intermediaries for Effective Knowledge Exchange: Populating the Missing Middle, SURF Anniversary Pamphlets, University of Salford.

Perry, B. (2010) Innovation in the North of England: Drivers, Progress and Prospects, in Turning Points: Where is the North Now? Series, Northern Way, CURDS, SERC, University of Newcastle. http://www.salford.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/319918/Paper-7-Innovation-in-North-England-Report.pdf

May, T., Marvin, S., Perry, B. and Hodson, M. (2010) SURF-ARUP Framework for Urban Infrastructural Development, SURF Anniversary Pamphlets, University of Salford.

Perry, B., May, T. and Monoghan, A. (2008) The Ideas Business: The Real Innovation Nation. London: British Business Chambers.

May, T., Hodson, M., Marvin, S. and Perry, B. (2008) ‘Knowledge Exchange for Policy and Practice: The Missing Middle, Knowledge Arenas and Active Intermediaries’, Regions Newsletter, No.272. pp.23-26.

Perry, B. and May, T. (2008) ‘Science Parks as Active Intermediaries,’ UK Science Parks Association Magazine, January Issue. p.28.

Perry, B. (ed) (2008) ‘Business and the Knowledge-Based Region’, Special Issue of Regions Newsletter, Number 269.

Perry, B. and Hodson, M. (2007) ‘Climate Change and Innovation’, London Business Matters, Issue 39, p.9.

Perry, B. and May, T. (2007) ‘An Entrepreneurial Approach to Regional Research? Regions Newsletter, No. 267, pp.4-5.

Perry, B. and May, T. (2006) ‘Round pegs, round holes: the English Science Cities. Parliamentary Brief, December 2006, p.43-44.

Perry, B. (ed) (2006) ‘Building Science Regions and Cities’. Special issue of Regions Newsletter, Number 263.

Perry, B. (2006) Submission of Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures evidence to House of Commons Science and Technology Committee on Research Council Support for Knowledge Transfer,

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200506/cmselect/cmsctech/995/995i.pdf

Charles D., Perry B. and Benneworth P. (2004) ‘Towards a Multi-Level Science Policy: Regional Science Policy in a European Context,’ Regional Studies Association, ISBN 1 897721 23 4.

Perry, B. (2004) ‘Science is part of politics’, Science and Public Affairs, December, pp22-23.

Perry, B. (2004) ‘Research Brief: Building Science Regions in the European Research Area: Governance in the Territorial Agora’. Regions Newsletter, October, No. 253, pp.9-10.

Perry, B. (2003) Submission of Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures evidence to House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology Science and the Regional Development Agencies. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200203/ldselect/ldsctech/140/140-ii.pdf

Perry, B. (2003) Submission of Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures evidence to House of Commons ODPM: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee Reducing Regional Disparities in Prosperity. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200203/cmselect/cmodpm/492/492.pdf

Perry, B. (2003) ‘Searching for a Science Economy’. Regeneration and Renewal. November 7th , p.14

Harding, A. and Perry, B. (2003) ‘Forked Tongues and Invisible Cities’. Town and Country Planning. Volume 72: 9, 272-273.

Perry, B. and Harding, A. (2003) ‘Hulme. Off the Critical List’. New Start Magazine, January 24th 2003.

Harding, A. and Perry, B. (2002). ‘The Future of Urban Sociology.’ Network, Newsletter of the British Sociological Association, Issue 82, May 2002.

Perry, B. (2000) Rhetoric or reality : EU policy towards South Africa, 1977-2000. DSA European Policy Studies Discussion Paper, no 19. Available at http://www.business.mmu.ac.uk/edpsg/docs/Dp19.pdf

Film:

2016  Just urban research, poem and film produced for Mistra Urban Futures. Written and narrated by Beth Perry. Illustrated by Happy Valley Cartoons.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYJWfTHhLSqZLFJCGPky1RA

2016  Let the band play. Reflections on Co-production. Film funded by Mistra Urban Futures, curated by Beth Perry and produced by Creative Concern. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOkVilom8qw

Exhibition:

2012 Sustainable Stories Research Exhibition for ESRC Festival of Social Sciences. As co-curator and organiser, with Creative Concern. Also involved visual artists (Creative Connections), Speakers Corner, community researchers and large-scale artwork developed by Temple Primary School with Buddleia. http://ontheplatform.org.uk/article/sustainable-stories-speakers-corner

Sustainable Portal, Platform:

2012 Platform, online knowledge-sharing portal developed with Creative Concern to support knowledge exchange between different stakeholders in the Greater Manchester area. http://www.ontheplatform.org.uk

2012-present    19 online articles written on Platform http://ontheplatform.org.uk/users/beth-perry/content.

Selected Multi-media Outputs from Projects:

2015  2000 years in Ordsall, Salford: A historical poem written and narrated by Rosemary Swift, with Bearded Fellows. https://vimeo.com/143411763.

2015 Lord Puglington Does Ordsall, produced by Zodiac Films as part of AHRC Cultural Intermediation supported ‘Ideas4Ordsall’ initiative https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qmlitpFTdc. Research co-lead with Dr Jess Symons and participant.

2015 Ordsall Social History Play, film produced by Handel Productions, play written by Rosemary Swift, as part of AHRC Cultural Intermediation supported ‘Ideas4Ordsall’ initiative. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3uCAeomAOg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PWgB24Q6DE Research co-lead with Dr Jess Symons and participant.

2015 Sense of Place, film produced by DIY Theatre, Wynter Productions and Let’s Go Global, as part of AHRC Cultural Intermediation supported ‘Ideas4Ordsall’ initiative. https://vimeo.com/136935017. Research co-lead with Dr Jess Symons.

2012  Sustainable Stories, Stop-Start Animation and eco-rap produced by children of Temple Mead Primary Schools, with okf productions and Buddleia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae5MfpUayB8