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Prof Stephen Marshall

Professor of Urban Morphology and Urban Design

Stephen Marshall is Professor of Urban Morphology and Urban Design at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London. After five years in consultancy in Edinburgh, Stephen has over twenty-five years of experience in academia. His main research interests are in urban design and urban morphology, and he has published on topics including street networks, land use and transport, urban coding, urban morphology and evolution, and urban design in relation to art and science. 

More about me

Stephen's books include Streets and Patterns (2005), Land Use and Transport (edited with David Banister), Cities, Design and Evolution (2009) and Urban Coding and Planning (2011). He teaches urban design, urban form and formation, and transport policy and planning at the Bartlett School of Planning. Between 2011 and 2021 he was Faculty Graduate Tutor for the Bartlett, overseeing the faculty’s doctoral programmes; and now leads the Bartlett Morphology initiative, Morphology@TheBartlett. He is the joint editor of Built Environment journal.

Research Focus and Interests - streets morphology, mereology complexity evolution.


From - East Kilbride, Scotland

Favourite Place - Maxwellton village, East Kilbride, Scotland

FUN FACT: If you were stranded on a desert island and you could only bring 3 things, what would they be?

Exercise bike, electricity generator, and mini-bar/fridge (whose light could be used as a signalling device).