Harry Dimitriou is Bartlett Professor of Planning Studies at University College London (UCL) and sometime Head of the Bartlett School of Planning (BSP). He is Director of the OMEGA Centre at UCL – an international centre of excellence for the study of mega projects in transport and development funded by the Volvo Research and Education Foundations (VREF) undertaking international research into decision-making in the planning, appraisal, delivery of mega urban transport projects.
Professor Dimitriou holds a Diploma in Town and Regional Planning from Leeds School of Town Planning (1969), a MSc. in Urban Science from University of Birmingham (1970) and a Ph.D. in Transport and Urban Development from University of Wales (1990). Apart from his teaching at BSP, he has previously taught and undertaken research at Aalborg University, University of Hong Kong, Sheffield University and Development Planning Unit (DPU) at UCL.
He is member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and has been Director of: Training & Development Consultants (TDC) S.A, Switzerland; Renaissance London Ltd., UK; and International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC), USA. He was a member of the Transport Working Group for the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and of the UK Government’s Foresight Built Environment and Transport Panel of the Office of Science & Technology (OST). He is member of several committees of US Transportation Research Board (TRB) of US National Research Council (NRC) and up until recently, advisor to UN-Habitat.
Professor Dimitriou has held numerous advisory and consultancy positions, including for the World Bank (IBRD), World Bank Institute (WBI), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Centre of Human Settlements (UNCHS), Economic and Social Commission for Asia & Pacific (ESCAP), Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID), Hong Kong Government, Government of Indonesia, UK South East England Regional Development Agency (SEEDA) and London Development Agency (LDA), and European Investment Bank (EIB).