Professor of Planning and Urban Design | The Bartlett, University College London
Matthew Carmona is Professor of Planning and Urban Design at The Bartlett, University College London. He is an architect, planner, and researcher, lecturing at the University of Nottingham and internationally. He is Chair of the Place Alliance, a cross-sector collaborative alliance for place quality, and recently Specialist Advisor to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Built Environment. Recipient of Academic Award for Research Excellence and Sir Peter Hall Award for Wider Engagement, in 2018 he won the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) Prize Best Published Paper Award. His research focuses on processes of design governance, on the design and management of public space and on the value of design. In 2018 he launched (www.place-value-wiki.net), a new online resource that brings together international evidence on how place quality impacts on our health, social, economic, and environmental well-being; currently serving as the European Associate Editor for the ‘Journal of Urban Design’.