Principal areas of research, consultancy practice and teaching lie in the fields of: urban land-use/ transport planning, urban transport policy and sustainable development, mega infrastructure planning and appraisal, the role of infrastructure in strategic national and regional development, and related institution building and capacity building.

Country experience
China, Denmark, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia & UK

English (mother tongue), French and Greek (basic)

Academic qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy: Transport & Urban Development, University of Wales, Cardiff

Master of Science: Urban Science, University of Birmingham

Diploma in Town & Regional Planning: Leeds School of Town Planning (now part of Leeds Metropolitan University)

Academic Positions

Director of MSc in Mega Infrastructure Planning, Appraisal & Delivery, Bartlett School of Planning, University College London (UCL)

Director of OMEGA Centre, Bartlett School of Planning, UCL

Head of School & Director of Studies, Bartlett School of Planning, UCL

Research Professor, School of Development & Planning, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

Reader/Senior Lecturer, Centre for Urban Planning & Environmental Management (CUPEM), University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Lecturer/Consultant, Development Planning Unit (DPU), UCL

Lecturer, Department of Town & Regional Planning, Sheffield University, Sheffield

Lecturer, School of Planning, Gloucestershire School of Art, Cheltenham

Other Professional Employment

Partner/Consultant, Transport & Development Consultants (TDC) S.A., Lausanne and Jakarta

Consultant, Doxiadis Associates S.A., Athens, Riyadh and Lagos

Planning Officer, Coventry Corporation, Coventry

Recent Contract Research Activities

Director/Principal Investigator. Studies of global practice of integrated urban land-use/transportation planning practice and global urban transport institutions and governance. This three year study was funded by US$ 38,000 grant from UN-Habitat, Nairobi, as part of its preparations for the 2013 Global Report on Human Settlements on Sustainable Urban Mobility (see UN-Habitat)
Study Director/Principal Investigator. Study of how to incorporate social and environmental dimensions of sustainability into the planning, appraisal and delivery of major infrastructure projects in support of enhancing RAMP Project Management Handbook. This three year study undertaken by the OMEGA Centre, was funded by a £50,000 grant provided by UK Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Actuarial Profession (AP), London.

Study Director/Principal Investigator. International study of decision-making in the planning, appraisal and delivery of mega transport projects in ten countries in Europe, USA and Asia Pacific. This seven year study was funded by a SEK 30 million ‘Global Centre of Excellence Grant’ provided VREF, Gothenburg. This grant enabled the establishment of the OMEGA Centre at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London (UCL) in collaboration with nine international university partners (see Omega Centre UCL). It subsequently led to design, development and introduction of a MSc programme at UCL in Mega Infrastructure Planning, Appraisal and Delivery (MIPAD) based on the findings of the two VREF OMEGA Centre Studies.

Study Director/Principal Investigator. Interdisciplinary study of the treatment of complexity, uncertainty and risk taking in disciplines and professions where these phenomena are at the centre of planning decision making: Lessons for mega transport projects, This 18 month study was funded by a SEK 5 million ‘Smaller Grant’ provided the Volvo Research and Education Foundations (VREF), Gothenburg.

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Selected Professional Practice Contract Activities

Study Director/Consultant, Study of Application of Policy-led Multi-Criteria Analysis (PLMCA) Appraisal to EIB investment projects, Urban & Regional Development Division, Projects Directorate, EIB, Luxembourg

Consultant, World Bank Institute, Design and preparation of on-line courses on land-use/ infrastructure planning and sustainable land-use planning, Washington D.C.

Consultant, UN-HABITAT, Preparation of Global Cities Report 2013 on Sustainable Urban Transport, UN-Habitat, Nairobi

Project Manager/Consultant, Feasibility Studies for Centres of Excellence in Urban Regeneration for London Development Agency (LDA) and South-east England Development Agency (SEEDA), funded by LDA and SEEDA, undertaken by Renaissance London Ltd., London

Study Director /Principal Investigator, Toward a Strategic Approach to Coping with Motorisation in Middle-sized cities in Asia and the Pacific, ESCAP and World Bank Study, Bangkok and Washington D.C.

Member, Appraisal Team for Guangzhou Transportation Study, World Bank, Asia Technical Department, Infrastructure Division, Washington D.C.

Project Manager/Consultant, Shau Kei Wan Urban Redevelopment and Renewal Study, undertaken by Lotus Architects and Ove Arup (Hong Kong) for Land Development Corporation (LDC), Hong Kong

Study Director /Principal Investigator, National Urban Transport Policy, Planning and Design Guidelines for Integrated Urban Infrastructure Development (IUIDP): Case Study of Selected Cities in Indonesia, undertaken by TDC S.A, funded by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Centre for Housing and Settlements (UNCHS), Nairobi & Jakarta

Study Director /Consultant, Study of Manpower Development and Training Needs in Urban Transport for four Metropolitan Authorities in Indonesia, undertaken by TDC S.A. for World Bank and Government of Indonesia, Jakarta

Project Manager/Consultant, Syllabi Design and Institutional Strengthening for Bekasi College of Transport, Ministry of Communications, Government of Indonesia, seconded by Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College London to Government of Indonesia, Jakarta

Project Manager/Consultant,Master Degree Curriculum Design in Highway Engineering for Development, undertaken by Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College London, commissioned by Ministry of Public Works, Government of Indonesia, Jakarta

Chief Investigator, Study of Transport and Urban Development Training Needs in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, undertaken as member of Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College London, funded by UK Board of Trade and British Council, London

Consultant, Amman Urban Regional Planning Study, seconded to Amman Urban Regional Planning Group (AURPG) and Government of Hashmite Kingdom, seconded by Development Planning Unit, University College London, funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Washington D.C.

Consultant, Ile-Ife Master Plan Study, undertaken by Group Five Consultants Ltd., funded by Oyo State Government, Ibadan

Consultant, Lagos State Regional Physical Plan, undertaken by Doxiadis Associates S.A. for Ministry of Public of Works, Lagos State Government, Lagos

Consultant, Bendel State Regional Physical Planning Study, undertaken by Doxiadis Associates S.A., Ministry of Public Works, Bendel State Government, Benin

Consultant, Study of Urban Road Traffic, Transport and Related Environmental Issues in Athens, undertaken for and funded by the Greek Automobile and Tourist Organisation (ELPA), Athens

Consultant, Master Plan Studies for Ten Settlements in Central and Northern Regions, undertaken by Doxiadis Associates S.A. for Ministry of Municipal & Rural Affairs, Government of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh

1973 – 74
Consultant, Regional Physical Plans for Central and Northern Regions of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, undertaken by Doxiadis Associates S.A. for Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, Government of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh

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