Who Are we?

URBaNE is a research group interested in all facets of urban life, places and people.

We are based at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England.

Meet our team below

Paul Greenhalgh – Founder 

Paul is Professor of Real Estate and Regeneration, Head of Built Environment and founder of the URBaNE research group and R3intelligence consultancy and curator of the North East Regeneration Archive (NERA).

Paul is widely published both in academic and professional circles and is currently involved in research and consultancy projects that explore the potential to use Geographic Information Systems to visualise commercial real estate markets.

Kevin Muldoon-Smith

Kevin is a Lecturer in Built Environment Adaptation and Investment in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment at Northumbria University and co-founder of R3intelligence Consultancy. After several years working in the field of urban regeneration, he completed a doctorate in building obsolescence and adaptive re-use in 2015 before taking up a full-time Lectureship at Northumbria University in 2016. Following his PhD studies, he has developed three new interrelated Research areas, 

The real estate transition- investigating the evolving relationship between the state, land and property 

 Stranded assets and built environment adaptation 

Knowledge transfer and management in real estate and planning practice

How to Contact us 

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44 (0)191 2274593


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