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.
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
View Kwame's profile
Send Kwame an email
Professor Claudio de Magalhães
Professor of Urban Management and Regeneration
Head of School
View Claudio's profile
Send Claudio an email
Dr Stefania Fiorentino
View Stefania's profile
Send Stefania an email
Dr Tommaso Gabrieli
Associate Professor in Real Estate
View Tommaso's profile
Send Tommaso an email
Dr Nikos Karadimitriou
View Nikos's profile
Send Nikos an email
Dr Qiulin Ke
View Qiulin's profile
Send Qiulin an email
Dr Nicola Livingstone
Associate Professor in Real Estate
Programme Director for MSc International Real Estate and Planning
View Nicola's profile
Send Nicola an email
Mr Peter McLennan
View Peter's profile
Send Peter an email
Dr Danielle Sanderson
Lecturer in Real Estate
BSc Admissions Tutor
View Danielle's profile
Send Danielle an email
Dr Jung Won Sonn
Associate Professor in Urban and Regional Economic Development
View Jung Won's profile
Send Jung Won an email
Professor Fulong Wu
Bartlett Chair of Planning
Joint Coordinator of the China Planning Research Group
View Fulong's profile
Send Fulong an email
- PhD Reseachers
View Zaenal's profile
Karla Barrantes Chaves
View Karla's profile
View Yi's profile
View Xing's profile
Zhenfa mainly pays attention to ongoing financialisation process of urban development in China, especially government practice, market engagement and potential interaction of these stakeholders.
View Zhenfa's profile
Chien-Ling Lo Seo 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.
View Andrew's profile
View Manqi's profile
Mengran's research focuses on migrants' attitudes towards social integration in China.
View Mengran's profile
- Recent Publications
Wu, F. (2022). Creating Chinese Urbanism. Urban Revolution and governance changes. UCL Press
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 Asia. In ADB BRIEFS (Issue 190, pp. 1–12). Manila: Asia Development Bank.
Livingstone, N., Fiorentino, S. & Short, M. (2021). Planning for residential ‘value’? London’s densification policies and impacts. Buildings and Cities, 2(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
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 market. Critical 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
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.
- Read, D. C., & Sanderson, D. C. (2020). Obstacles to comprehensive real estate asset management. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, early cite.
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.
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)
Gabrieli, T., Panagiotidis, T. & Xu, Y. (2019) Pair-wise convergence of intra-city house prices in Beijing. The Journal of Economic Asymmetries
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
Son, J.W. & Shin H.B. (2019) Contextualizing Accumulation by Dispossession: The State and High-Rise Apartment Clusters in Gangnam, Seoul. Annals of the Association of American Geographers
Addae-Dapaah, K. & Abdullah, K. (2019) Cross Hedging Effectiveness of Real Estate Securities Exchange Traded Funds. Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management
- 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 Research, 36(3), 245–271.
Fiorentino, S. (2019) Different typologies of 'co-working spaces' and the contemporary dynamics of local economic development in Rome. European Planning Studies
Sanderson, D. (2019) The Customer Experience Revolution: Closing the Skills Gap. British Council for Offices
Sanderson, D. (2019). Winning tenants’ loyalty in the private rented sector. Property Management, 37(3), 390–417.