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Prof Alex Lord B.A., Ph.D.

Lever Chair of Town and Regional Planning Geography and Planning

    Research

    The economic effects of urban and environmental planning

    Alex works on the economic effects of urban and environmental planning and has conducted research for a wide range of funders including an Economic and Social Research Council ‘Urban Transformations’ award on the behavioural economics of real estate markets. Alex has also conducted research for the Royal Town Planning Institute on the potential value of planning as a formal animator of development as well as leading the consortium of universities (Cambridge, LSE, Oxford, Sheffield) which completed Valuing Planning Obligations 2016/17 for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. From 2019 onwards Alex will lead a £1.5 multi-institution, trans-national project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Natural Science Foundation China on Land Value Capture.

    Research Group Membership
    Research Grants

    Simulations for Innovative Mechanisms for the Self-organizing City: testing new tools for Value Capturing

    ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

    October 2014 - December 2018

    Putting a price on planning? A cross-national investigation into the behavioural economics of managed development

    ROYAL TOWN PLANNING INSTITUTE (UK)

    March 2015 - October 2015

    Pioneers in Urban- Rural Entrepeneurship Hub

    BOERENBOND (BELGIUM)

    June 2012 - May 2015

    Celtic Seas Partnership

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    October 2012 - March 2017