Neil Murphy

Neil Murphy is Director of Policy, Planning and Economics at Beyond Green. He specialises in the social and economic dimensions of sustainable development and in strategic planning, policymaking and governance for sustainable cities and regions.

Since joining Beyond Green in 2007, he’s led work on climate change in Manchester and on the 2012 Olympic Legacy Masterplan Framework and advised on strategic masterplanning and regeneration programmes in London, Dublin, the Midlands, the West of Scotland and several New Zealand cities. He’s currently leading the planning process for North Sprowston and Old Catton, Beyond Green’s proposed urban extension in Broadland, north of Norwich.

Before joining Beyond Green, Neil was seconded as an economic adviser from HM Treasury to Newcastle City Council, where he worked in neighbourhood regeneration, city-regional policy and on the economic masterplanning of central NewcastleGateshead. As a senior policy advisor at the Treasury he advised ministers on a range of issues including tax policy, welfare reform, housing, urban policy and local government as well as serving as a private secretary to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury.