John Pendlebury

Job Title: Professor of Urban Conservation Institutional affiliation: Newcastle University

John Pendlebury is Professor of Urban Conservation, Newcastle University. He teaches and researches on issues of heritage, conservation, development, planning and governance. He undertakes empirical and conceptual work on the interface between contemporary cultural heritage policy and other policy processes, as well as more historical work on how conceptions of heritage have been balanced with modernising forces. He has received research funding from AHRC, ESRC, EPSRC, British Academy, the EU and the Norwegian Research Council. He is the former Head of the School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape (2008-16) and is a co-Director of the Newcastle Centre for Heritage.


Pendlebury, J., and J. Brown. Conserving the Historic Environment. London: Lund Humphries, 2021.

Pendlebury, J., E. Erten, and P. Larkham (Eds.). Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction: Creating the Modern Townscape. London: Routledge, 2015.

Gibson, L., and J. Pendlebury (Eds.). Valuing Historic Environments. Ashgate: Abingdon, 2009.

Pendlebury, J. Conservation in the Age of Consensus. London: Routledge, 2009.

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