The Bartlett School of Planning

Prof Claudio De Magalhaes

Prof Claudio De Magalhaes

Professor of Urban Management and Regeneration

The Bartlett School of Planning

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Sep 1999

Research summary

Claudio has conducted research for Research Councils, professional bodies such as the RICS, CABE, UK government departments and local authorities and published widely on property markets and globalisation, capacity building for urban governance, the relationship between urban governance, the built environment and property markets, business improvement districts and the provision and management of public spaces. His most recent research looks at the relationship between planning policies and perceptions of risk in the housebuilding industry. 

Teaching summary

Claudio was co-founder and for many years the director of the Bartlett’s RTPI- and RICS-accredited MSc Programme in Urban Regeneration and now directs the also RTPI- and RICS accredited MSc Programme in International Real Estate and Planning. He teaches in both programmes and supervises a number of PhD students working on topics ranging from urban regeneration to public space to planning and property markets.


Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow |
University College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1996
University College London
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 1990
Universidade Federal do Parana
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), Diploma of Architecture | 1980


Claudio is Professor in Urban Management and Regeneration, with a background in architecture and urban planning.  In the early stages of his career, he worked for 12 years as a planner in local and regional government in Brazil, acquiring considerable experience in urban governance and in the management of urban investment programmes for urban and regional development.  He has worked as an academic in the UK since the mid-1990s, first at Newcastle University and since 1999 at UCL. His interests have been in planning and the governance of the built environment, property development processes and urban regeneration policy, the management of urban quarters, and the provision and governance of public space. His most recent books include: Design Governance, The CABE Experiment (2017) and Planning, Risk and Property Development: Urban Regeneration in England, France and the Netherlands (2013).