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Nick Green is a Chartered Town Planner with 20 years of experience of research and analysis into large-scale long-term patterns of settlement in the UK. Dr Green is a Fellow of Royal Geographical Society and a member of the Town and Country Planning Association.

Originally trained as  a Chartered Building Surveyor specialising in the restoration of historic buildings, Dr Green has an MPhil and a PhD in Town Planning (1995, 2001) both from University College London. Before taking on his current role, Dr Green worked as a Projects and Policy Officer at the TCPA, as a Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, and as a lecturer at the Universities of Salford and Liverpool.

Dr Green has specialised in and researched and written extensively on the analysis of social and geographical networks, and on the evolution of settlement patterns over time. His most recent book, The Settlement Patterns of Britain: Past, Present and the Future Foretold in Eight Essays is published by Routledge.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Professional Membership

  • Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI, 2007)
  • Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy (FHEA, 2012)
  • Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (elected 1992, resigned 2017)

Other Membership

  • Fellow, Royal Geographical Society
  • Town and Country Planning Association
  • Institute of Historic Building Conservation
  • Royal Photographic Society

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), The University of Salford

Award Date: 1 Aug 2012

Doctor of Philosophy, Planning Studies, University College London (UCL)

Award Date: 1 Jun 2001

Master of Philosophy, Town Planning, University College London (UCL)

Award Date: 1 Jun 1995

Bachelor of Science, Building Surveying, Thames Polytechnic (now Greenwich University)

Award Date: 1 Jun 1988


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