Alister is a geographer who works at disciplinary and professional boundaries and edges in dealing with interdisciplinary problems.
His career has encompassed both policy (Dartmoor National Park and Scottish Natural Heritage) and academic positions (Welsh Agricultural College, University of Wales Aberystwyth, Aberdeen University, Waikato University and Birmingham City University).
He left Birmingham City University as Professor of Environment and Spatial Planning and joined Northumbria University as Professor of Environmental Geography on November 1 2016.
Alister is also a chartered planner of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI).
Is the green belt a sustainable idea in a time of housing crisis? Alister Scott, Professor of Environment and Spatial Planning at Northumbria University and puts the case for greater strategic cross-boundary planning.