The Bartlett School of Planning


Real Estate and Economic Development Research Group

Working to research the whole value chain in and by cities from policy to impact, through urban regeneration, local and regional economic development initiatives and real estate market practices.

Core Focus

The research of the group focuses on the processes and policies of: urban development, management and regeneration; the economic development of cities and their region; real estate development, investment and management.

In each of those fields, our research seeks to understand the interaction between policies, the action and behaviour of agents and the economic imperatives behind them, as well as the impacts action and behaviour have on markets, policies, citizens and cities. We are concerned with the forming and creation of our built environment to its management and operation, from diverse perspectives.

 Dr Kwame Addae-Dapaah
Associate Professor in Real Estate
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Claudio de Magalhaes
Professor Claudio de Magalhães
Professor of Urban Management and Regeneration
Head of School
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 Dr Stefania Fiorentino
Teaching Fellow
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Tommaso Gabrieli
Dr Tommaso Gabrieli
Associate Professor in Real Estate
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 Dr Nikos Karadimitriou
Associate Professor
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 Dr Qiulin Ke
Associate Professor
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 Dr Nicola Livingstone
Associate Professor in Real Estate
Programme Director for MSc International Real Estate and Planning
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 Mr Peter McLennan
Senior Lecturer
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Danielle Sanderson
Dr Danielle Sanderson
Lecturer in Real Estate
BSc Admissions Tutor
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 Dr Jung Won Sonn
Associate Professor in Urban and Regional Economic Development
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 Professor Fulong Wu
Bartlett Chair of Planning
Joint Coordinator of the China Planning Research Group
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PhD Reseachers
 Zaenal Arifin
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 Karla Barrantes Chaves
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 Yi Feng
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 Xing Gao
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Zhenfa Li
Zhenfa Li
Zhenfa mainly pays attention to ongoing financialisation process of urban development in China, especially government practice, market engagement and potential interaction of these stakeholders.
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 Chien-Ling Lo Seo
Andrew Purves
Andrew Purves
Andrew's interest focuses on economic rent, and how land value is captured either for private gain, or public good; he is currently researching how this works in Singapore.
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 Manqi Wang
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Mengran Xu
Mengran Xu
Mengran's research focuses on migrants' attitudes towards social integration in China.
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Recent Publications

October 2022

Wu, F. (2022). Creating Chinese Urbanism. Urban Revolution and governance changes. UCL Press

August 2021

Sonn, J. W. 2021 (with M. Sharma, Lee, H., and Kim, S. S.) Affordable Housing Policies in the United Kingdom and Their Lessons for Developing AsiaIn ADB BRIEFS (Issue 190, pp. 1–12). Manila: Asia Development Bank.

February 2021

Livingstone, N., Fiorentino, S. & Short, M. (2021). Planning for residential ‘value’? London’s densification policies and impacts. Buildings and Cities2(1), 203–219.

Wu, M. & Gallent, N. (2021). Second homes, amenity-led change and consumption-driven rural restructuring: The case of Xingfu village, China. Journal of Rural Studies, 82 391-403

December 2020

Moore, S., Bunce, S,. Livingstone, N., March, L,. and Walks, A. (2020). Introduction: Critical dialogues of urban governance, development and activism: London and Toronto. Critical Dialogues of Urban Governance, Development and Activism. UCL Press

Raco, M. and Livingstone, N. (2020). Capital flows in the capital: Contemporary governmental Imaginations in London’s urban development. Critical Dialogues of Urban Governance, Development and Activism. UCL Press

De Magalhães, C. (2020). The governance of urban public spaces in London: In the public interest or in the interest of local stakeholders? Critical Dialogues of Urban Governance, Development and Activism. UCL Press

Gabrieli, T. (2020). Trends and Issues in the (unaffordable) London housing marketCritical Dialogues of Urban Governance, Development and Activism. UCL Press

Short, M. and Livingstone, N. (2020). Planning for densification and housing in London: Urban design and real estate agendas in practice. Critical Dialogues of Urban Governance, Development and Activism. UCL Press

Bunce, S. and Livingstone, N. (2020). Real estate and housing: A commentary. Dynamics of a housing crisis – the politics and planning of housing in London and Toronto. Critical Dialogues of Urban Governance, Development and Activism. UCL Press

Walks, A., Bunce, S,. Livingstone, N., March, L,. and Moore, S. (2020). Conclusion: Critical dialogues on urban governance, development and activism in London and Toronto. Critical Dialogues of Urban Governance, Development and Activism. UCL Press

October 2020

Clifford, B., Andres, L., Carmona, M., De Mangalhaes, C., Durrant, D., Edwards, M., Ferm, J., Freire Trigo, S., Gabrieli, T., Gallent, N., Hamiduddin, I., Karampour, K., Moore, S., Morphet, J., Natarajan, L., Rydin, Y., Sendra,. P, Short, M. & Turcu,. L (2020). Planning for the Future White Paper: Consultation response from academics based at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL

Fiorentino, S., Livingstone, N., & Short, M. (2020). Financialisation and urban densification: London and Manchester’s niche student housing markets

August 2020
Read, D. C., & Sanderson, D. C. (2020). Obstacles to comprehensive real estate asset managementJournal of Financial Management of Property and Constructionearly cite

July 2020

Ferm, J., Clifford, B., Canelas, P. & Livingstone, N. (2020) Emerging Problematics of deregulating the urban: The case of permitted development in England. Urban Studies

Sanderson, D. & Read, D. C. (2020). Recognizing and realizing the value of customer-focused property management. Property Management, 38(5), 749–764.

June 2020

Livingstone, N. (2020). Retails Disrupted Dynamics and Covid-19.

Fiorentino, S. (2019). The Maker Faire of Rome as a window of observation on the new perspectives for local economic development and the new urban entrepreneurial ecosystems. Local Economy, 34 (4)

November 2019

Gabrieli, T., Panagiotidis, T. & Xu, Y. (2019) Pair-wise convergence of intra-city house prices in BeijingThe Journal of Economic Asymmetries

October 2019

Gallent, N., De Magalhaes, C., Freire Trigo, S., Kath, S. & Whitehead, C. (2019) Can ‘Permission in Principle’ for New Housing in England Increase Certainty, Reduce ‘Planning Risk’, and Accelerate Housing Supply? Planning Theory & Practice 20 (5), 673-688 

Fiorentino, S. (2019) Startup cities: Why only a few cities dominate the global startup scene and what the rest should do about it. Regional Studies

September 2019 

Son, J.W. & Shin H.B. (2019) Contextualizing Accumulation by Dispossession: The State and High-Rise Apartment Clusters in Gangnam, SeoulAnnals of the Association of American Geographers

August 2019

Addae-Dapaah, K. & Abdullah, K. (2019) Cross Hedging Effectiveness of Real Estate Securities Exchange Traded FundsJournal of Real Estate Portfolio Management

July 2019
Sanderson, D., Shakurina, F., & Lim, J. (2019). The impact of sale and leaseback on commercial real estate prices and initial yields in the UK. Journal of Property Research36(3), 245–271. 

May 2019

Fiorentino, S. (2019) Different typologies of 'co-working spaces' and the contemporary dynamics of local economic development in Rome. European Planning Studies

April 2019

Sanderson, D. (2019) The Customer Experience Revolution: Closing the Skills Gap. British Council for Offices

January 2019

Sanderson, D. (2019). Winning tenants’ loyalty in the private rented sector. Property Management37(3), 390–417.