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Dr Michael Short
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Central House
14 Upper Woburn Place
London
WC1H 0NN
Appointment
  • Senior Teaching Fellow in Planning
  • The Bartlett School of Planning
  • Faculty of the Built Environment
Biography

I joined UCL in September 2015 having worked as a planner/urban designer/conservation officer across a range of public and private organisations; for Salford City Council as the lead officer negotiating the design integration of the Metrolink tram system extension to Eccles (1994-97), as Senior Planner with Barton Willmore Planning Partnership (1998-99) then Network Rail as their conservation officer dealing with historic environment issues within the company‚Äôs estate (1999-2001). I then ran a two year ESRC-funded research project at the University of Manchester looking at strategic environmental assessment in plan-making (2001-2003). I read for my PhD at the University of Manchester looking at the design, and impact, of skyscraper proposals on the character of place, co-funded by the ESRC and English Heritage (now Historic England), and supervised by Professor Michael Hebbert (now UCL) and Dr Aidan While (now University of Sheffield) from 2003 to 2007. I worked at UWE Bristol from 2008-15 as Senior Lecturer in Planning and Urban Conservation.

I am a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI), the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC), and am an Academician of the Academy of Urbanism.

Research Groups
Research Summary

An urbanist and conservator interested in issues of design quality in the historic environment, I undertake practice-based projects, teaching and research across the planning-urban design-architecture fields with my interests centred around:

- the management of change in complex urban areas;

- the role of planning in delivering high quality design;

- the conservation of buildings and townscapes of the recent past;

- tall building proposals and their impact on the character of cities;

- densification strategies and the impact upon character of cities; and 

- studio based teaching methods, and group work.

I would welcome research students in these broad areas.


Teaching Summary

I am programme director for the new 2-year MPlan City Planning and coordinate the following modules:

BPLN0074 Introduction to Management 1 (with Dr Ben Clifford, UG)

BPLN0068 Planning Practices for Urban Development in Historic Areas (PG)

BPLN0005 Plan-Making Studio I (PG)

BPLN0007 Placement in City Planning (PG)


I also teach on the following modules:

BARC0092 Making Cities (UG)

BPLN0043 From Strategic Vision to Urban Plan (PG)

BPLN0033 Collaborative City Planning Strategies (PG)

BPLN0034 Sustainable Futures By Design (PG)

Appointments
01-NOV-2008 – 01-AUG-2015 Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Planning and Conservation Department of Planning and Architecture UWE Bristol, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2003 – 01-SEP-2007 PhD student School of Environment and Development University of Manchester, United Kingdom
01-JUN-2001 – 01-JUN-2003 Research Associate School of Environment and Development University of Manchester, United Kingdom
01-JAN-1999 – 01-JUN-2001 Senior Planner   Network Rail, United Kingdom
01-JAN-1998 – 31-DEC-1998 Senior Planner   Barton Willmore Planning Partnership, United Kingdom
01-OCT-1994 – 31-DEC-1997 Planner and Metrolink Officer   City of Salford, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2007 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Urban Design University of Manchester
2001 MA Master of Arts – Conservation Sheffield Hallam University
1994 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science – Town Planning University of Dundee
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