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Prof Harry Dimitriou
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  • Bartlett Professor of Planning Studies
  • The Bartlett School of Planning
  • Faculty of the Built Environment

Harry Dimitriou is Bartlett Professor of Planning Studies at University College London (UCL) and sometime Head of the Bartlett School of Planning. He is Director of the OMEGA Centre at UCL – an international centre of excellence for the study of mega projects in transport and development funded by the Volvo Research and Education Foundations (VREF) between 2005 and 2015, undertaking international research into decision-making in the planning, appraisal, delivery and evaluation of mega urban transport projects in Europe, USA and the Asia Pacific.

Professor Dimitriou holds a Diploma in Town and Regional Planning from the Leeds School of Town Planning (1969), a MSc. in Urban Science from the University of Birmingham (1970) and a Ph.D. in Transport and Urban Development from the University of Wales (1990). Apart from his teaching at the Bartlett School of Planning in UCL, he has previously taught and undertaken research at Aalborg University, University of Hong Kong, Sheffield University, Development Planning Unit (DPU) at UCL and Gloucestershire College of Art (now the University of Gloucestershire) . 

He is member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and has been Director of Training and Development Consultants (TDC) S.A, Switzerland; Director of Renaissance London Ltd., UK; and Board Member of the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC), USA. He was a member of the Transport Working Group for the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); member of several committees of US the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of US National Research Council (NRC); member of Foresight Built Environment and Transport Panel of Office of Science and Technology (OST) of UK and adviser to UN-Habitat on preparation of its 2013 Global Report on Human Settlements on Sustainable Urban Mobility.

Professor Dimitriou has held numerous advisory and consultancy positions, including for the World Bank (IBRD), World Bank Institute (WBI), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Centre of Human Settlements (UNCHS), Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID), Hong Kong Government, Government of Indonesia, and South East England Regional Development Agency (SEEDA) and the London Development Agency (LDA), UK; Infrastructure-HM Treasury; Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE); UK Actuarial Profession; European Investment Bank (EIB); World Economic Forum (WEF); and European Union Jaspers Programme.

Research Summary

Professor Dimitriou's principal areas of research and teaching lie in the fields of urban land-use/transport planning; transport policy-making and sustainable development; mega transport infrastructure planning, appraisal and development; strategic and regional planning; and institution-building for development and transport. Much of his work has concentrated on cities and regions in the Developing World

Teaching Summary

 (1998 - ) Bartlett School of Planning, UCL

MSc in Infrastructure Planning, Appraisal & Development (2018 - )
- Infrastructure as an Agent of Change (postgraduate module)
MSc in Mega Infrastructure Planning, Appraisal & Delivery (2011-2018)
- Mega Infrastructure as Agents of Change 
- Critical Issues of Sustainable Infrastructure Investment
- Risk, Uncertainty and Complexity in Mega Infrastructure Decision-making 
- Case Studies in Mega Infrastructure Decision-making: Project based module 
MSc in Spatial Planning (1998-2011)
- Critical Debates in Planning: Treatment of risk & uncertainty in planning
- Critical Debates in Planning: Mega project development
- Integrated Planning, Sectors & Urban Development
- Regional Planning & the Countryside
- Strategic Planning in Practice
Space & Place: Project-based module
BSc in Urban Planning, Management & Design (1998-2011)
- Urban Project Management
- Urban Planning in Practice: Project-based module

01-DEC-2006 Director of OMEGA Centre Bartlett School of Planning University College London, United Kingdom
01-SEP-1998 Bartlett Professor of Planning Studies Bartlett School of Planning University College London, United Kingdom
01-SEP-1998 – 31-AUG-2004 Head of School Bartlett School of Planning University College London, United Kingdom
01-SEP-1996 – 31-AUG-1998 Research Professor in Mega Transport Projects Department of Development & Planning Aalborg University, United Kingdom
01-SEP-1994 – 31-AUG-1996 Reader in Urban Planning & Transport Policy Centre of Urban Planning & Environmental Management Hong Kong University, Hong Kong
01-SEP-1992 – 31-AUG-1994 Senior Lecturer Centre of Urban Planning & Environmental Management Hong Kong University, Hong Kong
01-SEP-1986 – 31-AUG-1992 Lecturer Centre of Urban Planning & Environmental Management Hong Kong University, Hong Kong
01-SEP-1984 – 31-AUG-1996 Director & Principal Consultant Transport & Development Consultants TDC SA Lausanne, Switzerland
01-SEP-1978 – 31-AUG-1984 Lecturer in Urban Development Development Planning Unit University College London, United Kingdom
01-SEP-1975 – 31-AUG-1978 Lecturer in Urban Planning & Transport Department of Town & Regional Planning University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
01-SEP-1973 – 31-AUG-1975 Consultant Transport Doxiadis Associates SA, Greece
01-SEP-1971 – 31-AUG-1973 Lecturer Planning Gloucestershire Institute of Higher Education, United Kingdom
01-JAN-1970 – 30-AUG-1971 Planning Officer Land-Use Transport Unit Coventry Corporation, United Kingdom
Academic Background
1990   Doctor of Philosophy University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
1970   Master of Science University of Birmingham
1969   Diploma Leeds Metropolitan University
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