The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


DPU has a new director

14 September 2012

Julio Davila and Caren Levy. DPU. 2012

After 7 years as DPU’s director, Caren Levy steps down leaving big boots to fill.

Caren Levy is an urban planner with 30 years experience of teaching, research, training and consultancy in mainstreaming social justice in urban development planning and governance in cities of the Global South, exploring innovatory approaches to planning methodology, planning education and capacity building. The last 7 years has seen the growth and strengthening of the DPU, including the integration of its global concerns and international work in different initiatives and programmes within UCL.

Taking over is Julio Davila, a civil engineer and urban planner. With extensive experience managing DPU teaching programmes and large scale research and consultancy projects, he promises to live up to the challenges faced in maintaining DPU’s critical edge and long-standing international reputation as a centre of excellence in urban and regional policy and planning in cities and urban areas in the Global South.

The Bartlett community wish Caren and Julio continued success in their new role.

Julio assumed the directorship of DPU on the 1st of September 2012