The Bartlett School of Planning

Prof Harry Dimitriou

Prof Harry Dimitriou

Barlett Professor of Planning Studies

The Bartlett School of Planning

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Sep 1998

Research summary

His principal areas of research and teaching lie in the fields of urban land-use/ transport interaction and planning, urban transport policy and sustainable development, mega transport infrastructure appraisal and planning, strategic and regional planning and institution-building for urban development and transport. Much of his work has concentrated on cities and regions in the Developing World


University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
, | 1990
University of Birmingham
, | 1970
Leeds Metropolitan University
, | 1969


Harry Dimitriou is Bartlett Professor of Planning Studies at University College London (UCL) and sometime Head of the Bartlett School of Planning. He is Director of the OMEGA Centre at UCL – an international centre of excellence for the study of mega projects in transport and development funded by the Volvo Research and Education Foundations (VREF) undertaking international research into decision-making in the planning, appraisal, delivery and evaluation of mega urban transport projects in Europe, USA and the Asia Pacific. .

Professor Dimitriou holds a Diploma in Town and Regional Planning from the Leeds School of Town Planning (1969), a MSc. in Urban Science from the University of Birmingham (1970) and a Ph.D. in Transport and Urban Development from the University of Wales (1990). Apart from his teaching at the Bartlett School of Planning in UCL, he has previously taught and undertaken research at Aalborg University, the University of Hong Kong, Sheffield University and the Development Planning Unit (DPU) at UCL. 

He is member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and has been Director of Training and Development Consultants (TDC) S.A, Switzerland; of Renaissance London Ltd., UK; and of the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC), USA. He was a member of the Transport Working Group for the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); several committees of the US the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of US National Research Council (NRC); the Foresight Built Environment and Transport Panel of Office of Science and Technology (OST) of UK and is currently advisor to UN-Habitat on the preparation of the 2013 Global Report on Human Settlements on Sustainable Urban Mobility.

Professor Dimitriou has held numerous advisory and consultancy positions, including for the World Bank, the World Bank Institute, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Centre of Human Settlements, the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Harvard Institute for International Development, the Hong Kong Government, the Government of Indonesia, and the South East England Regional Development Agency and the London Development Agency, UK.