BiographyDuncan Bowie is a lecturer in planning and housing at the University of Westminster, where he is course leader on the MA Urban and Regional Planning. He has worked in senior posts in housing and planning for the Mayor of London, the Housing Corporation, the London Docklands Development Corporation and London boroughs. He published a study of strategic planning and housing in London under Mayor Livingstone – Politics, Planning and Homes in a World City (Routledge 2010) and a number of pamphlets on housing policy for think tanks. He is a member of the policy council of the Town and Country Planning Association, as well as the executive committees of the London Labour Housing Group and the London Society. He convenes an academic/practitioner network on housing supply: the Highbury Group on Housing Delivery. His new book The Radical and Socialist Tradition in British Planning: From Puritan Colonies to Garden Cities was published by Routledge in July 2016.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
UK planning and housing policy
Strategic planning and housing in metropolitan city regions, especially London
Planning and housing history
Planning for housing and development economics
Radical and socialist history and contemprary politics