Prof. Harry T. Dimitriou

OMEGA Centre Director, Bartlett Professor of Planning Studies, Bartlett School of Planning, UCL

Room 521, Central House
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Harry Dimitriou is Bartlett Professor of Planning Studies at University College London (UCL) and sometime Head of the Bartlett School of Planning. He is Director of the OMEGA Centre at UCL – an international centre of excellence for the study of mega intrastructure and development funded by the Volvo Research and Education Foundations (VREF) undertaking international research into decision-making in the planning, appraisal, delivery of mega urban transport projects in Europe, USA and the Asia Pacific.

Professor Dimitriou holds a Diploma in Town and Regional Planning from the Leeds School of Town Planning (1969), a MSc. in Urban Science from the University of Birmingham (1970) and a Ph.D. in Transport and Urban Development from the University of Wales (1990). Apart from his teaching at the Bartlett School of Planning in UCL, he has previously taught and undertaken research at Aalborg University, the University of Hong Kong, Sheffield University and the Development Planning Unit (DPU) at UCL.

He is member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and has been Director of: Training and Development Consultants (TDC) S.A, Switzerland; Renaissance London Ltd., UK; and the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC), USA. He was a member of the Transport Working Group for the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Foresight Built Environment and Transport Panel of the Office of Science and Technology (OST) of the UK Government. He is member of several committees of the US Transportation Research Board (TRB) of US National Research Council (NRC) and is currently advisor to UN-Habitat.

Professor Dimitriou has held numerous advisory and consultancy positions, including for the World Bank, the World Bank Institute, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Centre of Human Settlements, the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Harvard Institute for International Development, the Hong Kong Government, the Government of Indonesia, and the South East England Regional Development Agency and the London Development Agency, UK.

His principal areas of research and teaching lie in the fields of urban land-use/ transport interaction and planning, urban transport policy and sustainable development, mega transport infrastructure appraisal and planning, strategic and regional planning and institution-building for urban development and transport. Much of his work has concentrated on cities and regions in the Developing World.