Dr Olivier Sykes BA, MCD, PhD

Senior Lecturer in European Spatial Planning Geography and Planning

    Research

    Research Interest 1

    Europeanization/Internationalisation of spatial planning systems

    EU Territorial Cohesion and Regionalism

    Comparative planning and urban policy

    Research Group Membership

    Research Grants

    Pioneers in Urban- Rural Entrepeneurship Hub

    BOERENBOND (BELGIUM)

    June 2012 - May 2015

    Application and effects of the ESDP in member states (2004-2006).

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    October 2004 - September 2006

    Development of a territorial impact assessment (TIA) framework for the EC and national as well as regional/local policies and plans in EU member states.

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    October 2010 - April 2012

    Delivering the ESDP Consultancy Commission.

    SURREY HEATH BOROUGH COUNCIL (UK)

    April 2001 - March 2002

    Celtic Seas Partnership

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    October 2012 - March 2017

    Research Collaborations

    Beatriz Garcia

    Internal

    Changing cultures University research theme bid and project.

    Thomas B. Fischer

    Internal

    ESPON project 'EATIA'. Publications.

    Alex Lord

    Internal

    Submission of research bids and joint publications.

    Olivier Sykes

    External: French and British Planning Study Group

    Collaboration on research projects on French and British planning systems. Bi-national meetings every 6 months. Forthcoming book chapter in books in the UK and France.