Dr Joanne Tippett - personal details
Role: Lecturer in Spatial Planning, Second Year Coordinator, External Student Affairs Coordinator
Tel: 0161 275-6866
Dr. Joanne Tippett is a Lecturer in the Discipline of Planning and Landscape, School of Environment and Development at the University of Manchester. Her research is based in the Centre for Urban and Regional Ecology.
She is also the Founder of Ketso, a social enterprise spin off. See www.ketso.com for more information.
Joanne was awarded an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2004/5 and was short listed for the ESRC Michael Young Prize in 2007, which is awarded for "exceptional promise and the potential for impact of the applicant's work". She received a commendation in recognition of submitting an excellent business plan for the social enterprise start-up, Ketso to the prestigious Research Council UK's Business Plan Competition in 2008. Kevin Moore, the Deputy Head of Knowledge Transfer at ESRC said that the plan for Ketso was seen as "the best business plan from the social sciences, arts and humanities". Her work was short-listed for the UK Sustainable Development Commissions Breakthrough Ideas for the 21st Century.
Joanne holds a PhD from the University of Manchester (ESRC-CASE award with the Mersey Basin Campaign) and Chartered Environmentalist Status as a Member of the Institution of Environmental Sciences. She holds a Diploma in Permaculture Design and a Masters Degree in Social Research Methods.
Joanne began working in the field of community participation in ecological planning in 1993, working with rural communities in Southern Africa. Building on existing approaches, she developed new ways to communicate about sustainability and to design alternative futures. Following this work, she began to develop these ideas into a coherent methodology, called DesignWays. She went on to test this methodology with a wide range of organisations in Europe and the USA. She has carried out ecological site-planning projects ranging in scale from a school of 5 hectares to a rural development centre of 300 acres.
She ran the Creative Futures workshops that engaged community participation in the plan for regenerating Moston Vale, in North Manchester, which subsequently received 1.7 million funding from the Newlands project. A further 4.9 million funding has recently been announced. She has run stakeholder workshops for organisations including: The Environment Agency, Manchester City Council, the National Association of Gifted Children, Hewlett Packard, Milliken Industrials and Robert Mondavi Winery. Before starting her PhD, she taught Environmental Studies at Dominican University in California.
She is on the Board of the UK Systems Society, and was the Chair of Society's International Conference for 2008. She gave a keynote presentation at the 11th UK Systems Society International Conferences (University of Oxford, Sept. 2007). She is on the working group of the Association of European Schools of Planning's Thematic Group: Planning and Complexity.