The Bartlett School of Planning

Mr Michael Edwards

Mr Michael Edwards

UCL Teaching Fellow

The Bartlett School of Planning

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
15th Nov 2008

Research summary

Works on relationship between property markets and planning, mainly in UK and Europe. Active on London planning, most recently supporting community groups in challenges to the 2009 and Draft Replacement London Plan (supported by UCL Public Engagement Unit)

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Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship focuses on the land and housing crisis in the UK, working with Bob Colenutt (University of Northampton)

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Sustainable cities and regeneration, although both terms have lost much of their meaning

Teaching summary

benvgEPA: masters module on similarities and differences in the planning practices to be found across Europe, taught with Elena Besussi and with contributions from Claire Colomb.

urbng007: new masters module on citizen participation in Metropolitan Planning, joint with Jennifer Roginson (UCL Geography) and with inputs from Richard Lee and others in the Just Space Network.  Builds on experience challenging the London Plan in 2010 and supporting community action at borough and neighbourhood level.


University College London
M.Phil, | 1967
University of Oxford
BA Hons, Politics, Philosophy and Economics | 1964


Education: PPE (mostly economics and statistics) in Oxford 1961-4 and then Town Planning at UCL 1964-6.  Employed in Nathaniel Lichfield and Associates and in that capacity worked on the Milton Keynes Master Plan, other new settlements, retail schemes and cost benefit analysis. Joined the UCL staff in 1969.

Full publications list and blog at  http://michaeledwards.org.uk

Founder member of the International Network for Urban Research and Action (INURA) and of the Planners Network UK (PNUK)