The Bartlett Development Planning Unit

Prof Yves Cabannes

Prof Yves Cabannes

Emeritus Professor in Development Planning

Development Planning Unit

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Sep 2006

Research summary

Urban Planner and activist specializing in urban and municipal governance. Visiting post-graduate scholar in European and Latin American universities and lecturer in Urban Planning, Harvard University Graduate School of Design (2004-2006). Long experience coordinating research programmes on urban and municipal governance, including on participatory planning and budgeting, and innovative municipal poverty reduction practices. In 1997-2003 was Regional Coordinator, UN Habitat/UNDP Urban Management Program for Latin America and the Caribbean. Currently convener for UN Advisory Group on Forced Evictions. Was senior advisor to the International Centre for Urban Management, CIGU, Ecuador, and the Municipality of Porto Alegre, Brazil (International Network on Participatory Budgeting and Municipal Finance).


Universite de la Sorbonne (Paris IV)
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1977