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Research interests

Andrew is interested in how spatial planning can help to deliver climate change adaptation and mitigation, manage coastal change and flooding, encourage integrated water management and regulate short term rentals such as AirBnB.


Knowledge exchange

Approach to teaching

Andrew is interested in supervising Masters students in the role of planning in climate change adaptation and mitigation, coastal issues, flood risk management, green infrastructure and health.

Andrew's approach to teaching is to encourage students to learn from each other and to involve practitioners  as well as formal lectures. His learning sessions usually involve group working.

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor, Cardiff University

Master, University of Brighton

External positions

RTPI Policy, Practice and Research Committee

1 Jan 2019 → …

Royal Town Planning Institute General Assembly

1 Jan 2017 → …

Principal, Coleman Planning and Environmental

1 Oct 2016 → …

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Research Output

  • 3 Other contribution
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Commissioned report

Short Change: The popularity of Short Term Lets via the 'platform economy' has had a series of impacts on towns and cities. It could be time for coherent regulation.

Coleman, A., 20 Mar 2020, In : The Planner - Journal of the Royal Town Planning Institute. April 2020, p. 26-29 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Avoiding the climate 'lock in' on the coast

    Coleman, A., 20 Sep 2019, 1 p.

    Research output: Other contribution

  • Avoiding the climate ‘lock-in’ – planning on the coastal edge

    Coleman, A., 1 Nov 2019, 7 p. House of Commons.

    Research output: Other contribution

  • Delivering better water management through the planning system (C787F)

    Coleman, A. & Bide, P., Nov 2019, London: CIRIA. 182 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  • Long term resilience on the coast: The adequacy of Shoreline Management Plans and spatial planning in England

    Coleman, A. & Tucker, M., 18 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) 32 p.

    Research output: Other contribution