Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
Glen Bramley is Professor of Urban Studies based in I-SPHERE (Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Environment and Real Estate) in the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. With a first degree in Economics & Economic History and research experience at Sussex University and Lambeth Inner Area Study, he joined Bristol University’s School for Advanced Urban Studies in 1976. After 18 years of teaching and research on housing and local government finance, he moved to Edinburgh in 1994. Previous research has focused particularly on planning for new housing, modelling the impact of planning on the housing market, housing need and affordability, low cost home ownership, poverty, deprivation and the funding and outcomes for local services.
Recent and current research has a major focus on poverty, destitution, severe/multiple disadvantage, housing needs and affordability, and has been funded by Research Councils, Foundations, Government and other public bodies. His publications include Urban Planning and the Housing Market: International Perspectives for Policy and Practice (with Nicole Gurran, Palgrave, forthcoming), Key Issues in Housing (Palgrave 2005), Planning, the Market and Private Housebuilding (UCL Press 1995), Equalization Grants and Local Expenditure Needs (Avebury 1990) and Analysing Social Policy (Blackwell 1986), as well as numerous articles in journals. From 2006 to 2010 he was on the Board of the National Housing and Planning Advice Unit. Glen joined the Urban Housing Lab while visiting Sydney in March 2016