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Prof Yvonne Rydin
Central House
14 Upper Woburn Place
Tel: +44 (0)203 1089 562
  • Chair of Planning Environment and Public Policy
  • The Bartlett School of Planning
  • Faculty of the Built Environment

I have been at UCL since 2006. Before that I was at the LSE in the Department of Geography and Environment for 16 years. Prior to that I taught at the University of East London (Departments of Applied Economics and Land Mangement) and De Montfort University (School of Land and Building Studies). I have a BA in Land Economy (with Economics Part I) and a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning Studies. 

Research Summary

I am a specialist on governing for urban sustainability. I have researched a wide variety of policy domains relevant to urban sustainability, including most recently urban energy and major energy infrastructure. Conceptually I have used network metaphors to understand processes of governing, including social capital, as well as deploying discourse analysis. Over recent years, I have been exploring the contribution of socio-technical studies to understanding governing for urban sustainability. This has led to an emphasis on the construction and performance of knowledge within planning processes, including the role of classificatory systems (such as BREEAM and sustainability indicators) and the implications of socio-materiality (for example, within the assemblages and financial models of urban energy initiatives). I am currently researching the role of knowledge in planning across different local economic contexts. 

Teaching Summary

My main teaching is in two areas. Sustainable Property: Investment, Development, Valuation is a module within the MSc Sustainable Urbanism although it is available to other students. Governance for Urban Sustainability is a two-module specialism available to MSc International/Spatial Planning and other students where space permits. The second half comprises a project undertaken with a local authority on the theme of the circular economy as applied to cites. I also contribute sessions to other modules on: sustainable cities, mediation, social network analysis, dissertation writing and skills.

01-AUG-2010 – 31-AUG-2013 Director Environment Institute UCL, United Kingdom
01-JUL-2006 Professor of Planning, Environment and Public Policy Bartlett School of Planning UCL, United Kingdom
Academic Background
1984 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional) University College London
1978 BA Hons Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – Land Economy University of Cambridge
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