Derek Diamond died on 6 May 2015 just before his 82nd birthday. He was a great stalwart of British geography and of urban and regional planning in particular: throughout his academic life he single-mindedly explored the interplay between the fields of Geography and Planning. Derek played influential roles in a wide variety of areas – researcher and consultant in urban and regional planning, university administrator, journal editor, and contributor to a variety of professional societies. Above all he was a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher. An academic of ‘the old school’ and a man of impressive talents and perceptiveness, Derek’s warmth, generosity and collegiality will be greatly missed by his ex-students and colleagues and by all those with whom he came in touch.
A full obituary was published in The Geographical Journal
Derek Diamond © Esmé Diamond 2015, reproduced with kind permission
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