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Prof Claudio De Magalhaes

Head of the Bartlett School of Planning

Dr Claudio De Magalhaes is Professor in Urban Regeneration and Management and currently Head of the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL, with a background in architecture and urban planning. In the early stages of his career, he worked for 12 years as a planner in local and regional government in Brazil, acquiring considerable experience in urban governance and in the management of urban investment programmes for urban and regional development. From the mid-1990s he has worked as an academic in the UK, first at Newcastle University and since 1999 at UCL. 

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Claudio's interests have been in planning and the governance of the built environment at various levels, looking at property development processes and urban regeneration policy, the management of urban quarters, and the provision and governance of public space. Claudio has conducted research for Research Councils, professional bodies such as the RICS, CABE, UK government departments and local authorities and published widely on property markets and globalisation, capacity building for urban governance, the relationship between urban governance, the built environment and property markets, business improvement districts and the provision and management of public spaces. His most recent research looks at the relationship between planning policies and perceptions of risk in the housebuilding industry. His books include: Design Governance, The CABE Experiment, Planning, Risk and Property Development: Urban Regeneration in England, France and the Netherlands and Public Space: The Management Dimension. He is currently working in a new book comparing the governance and management regimes for public spaces in London and Hong Kong.

Research Focus and Interests - public space governance; place governance; urban regeneration.