Dr Olivier Sykes BA, MCD, PhD

Lecturer in European Spatial Planning Geography and Planning


    Personal Statement

    Olivier Sykes was awarded his PhD in urban and regional planning from the University of Liverpool in 2004 for a thesis investigating the application of the European Spatial Development Perspective in EU Member State planning. His work focusses primarily on the Europeanization of planning systems and aspects of comparative planning and urban policy He is currently a member of the editorial boards of Town planning Review and Urban, Planning and Transport Research.

    Personal Distinctions

    • Invitation to ESPON INTERSTRAT Seminar (Invitation to Speak, Royal Town Planning Institute 2011)
    • Visiting Lecturer (Invitation to Speak, University of Brest 2011)
    • Invitation to be involved in founding of new journal (University of Lyon 2011)
    • Invitation to Contribute to Seminar (ESPON Programme UK Contact Point 2011)
    • Guest Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Université de Rouen (France) 2010)
    • Guest Lecture, Universite de Rouen (FR) (Invitation to Speak, Université de Rouen 2010)
    • Guest Lecture, Université Paris 7 (Didérot) (Invitation to Speak, Université Paris 7 (Didérot) 2010)
    • European Teaching Prize (Prize, AESOP 2009)
    • Visiting Lecturer - Université de Brest (Institute de Géoarchitecture, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France 2008)
    • Address to Conference (Invitation to Speak, Institut d'Urbanisme de Grenoble 2008)
    • Key Note Speaker - The Institution of Economic Development annual Conference (Invitation to Speak, The Institution of Economic Development 2006)
    • Participant in table ronde, Université Paris I (Invitation to Speak, Délégation Interministerielle à l'Aménagement et la Competitivité des Territoires (Paris) 2006)
    • Address to Planning Practitioners - Turley Associates (Invitation to Speak, Turley's Associates 2006)
    • Visiting Speaker - Agence d'Urbanisme et de Développement de Lille Métropole (Invitation to Speak, Agence d'Urbanisme et de Développement de Lille Métropole 2006)
    • Visiting Lecturer - Université de Bretagne Occidentale (Invitation to Speak, Université de Bretagne Occidentale 2006)
    • Visiting Lecturer, Institut d'Urbanisme de Lyon (Invitation to Speak, Université de Lyon - II 2006)
    • Contributor to Conference - Institut d¿Urbanisme de Grenoble (Invitation to Speak, Institut d¿Urbanisme de Grenoble, Grenoble, France 2005)
    • China Business Centre Training Session - University of Manchester (Invitation to Speak, Manchester Business School 2005)
    • Visting Speaker - Bartlett School of Planning (UCL) (Invitation to Speak, Bartlett School of Planning (UCL) 2005)
    • Conference Contributor - The European Consortium of Political Research (Invitation to Speak, NORDREGIO (Stockholm) 2004)

    Administrative Roles

    • Head of doctoral studies for planning at Liverpool
    • Head of the ESRC North West Doctoral Training Centre Planning and Environment Pathway

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