UCL Urban Laboratory

Dr Susan Moore

Dr Susan Moore

Associate Professor

The Bartlett School of Planning

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
15th Jan 2009

Research summary

Susan’s research interests include the relational geographies of urban (and suburban) development and built form, with a particular interest in the international proliferation of New Urbanism. Her research focuses on urban development and governance models and the circulation of so called 'best practices'. Recent projects include an analysis of the London 2012 Learning Legacy Agenda and an examination of the use of social media platforms in relation to local urban change in East London.

Teaching summary

Susan is the Course Director for the  MSc. in International Planning. She currently teaches within the core modules offered at the MSc level and a 2nd year undergraduate module:

BPLN0038 Comparative Planning Systems and Cultures

BPLN0039 Dissertation in Planning 

BPLN0071 Contemporary Cities

BPLN0080 Cities and Social Change 


London School of Economics and Political Science
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2005
York University, Toronto
Other higher degree, Mestrado | 1999


Susan joined the academic staff in the Bartlett School Planning in mid-January 2009. She has held previous posts within the School of City and Regional Planning at Cardiff University and the Department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics. Susan has an interdisciplinary background in human geography (PhD, LSE 2006), community planning (MES, York University 1999) and environmental studies (BES, York University 1997) which supports her current interest in sustainable urban development processes and practices. Prior to returning to academia in 2001 she was also employed in Canada as a professional planner (Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Province of Ontario), an environmental planner (Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority) and as a researcher and environmental policy and decision analyst (Office of the Environmental Commissioner for Ontario).