We are delighted that Michael Neuman will be joining the University of Westminster in early 2017 as Professor of Sustainable Urbanism at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment.

Professor Neuman’s fields of expertise in scholarship and practice include urban planning, urban design, energy, infrastructure, governance, institutions, policy and strategy. As well as having decades of experience in professional practice, he has held the positions of Professor of Sustainable Urbanism at the Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and Associate Professor at Texas A&M University. 

He is known for his contributions to pioneering important concepts and practices in the planning and design professions. Early instances include regional design, cross acceptance, and life-cycle methods for infrastructure planning, all in the 1980s and 1990s while Planning Manager for the New Jersey Office of State Planning. During his tenure there, he prepared the New Jersey State Plan, cited in the Journal of the American Planning Association as one of three landmark plans of the 20th century, and the only plan to win President Clinton’s Council on Sustainable Development Example of Excellence Award.

Professor Neuman is the author of numerous articles, reports and plans, which have been translated into nine languages. His books include The Futures of the City Region, The Imaginative Institution, Building California's Future, and Coordinating Growth and Environmental Management Through Consensus Building. Dr Neuman has been awarded Fulbright and Regents fellowships, and his professional and scholarly work has won wide-ranging awards.

We look forward to welcoming him next year.


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