Professor Dr Graeme Evans
Special Professor of Culture & Urban Development
Cities, Creative Industries, Sustainable Urban Environments, Urban Design & Planning
Graeme is an urbanist and cultural planner working across the social, economic and environmental dimensions of cities and metropolitan governance. He holds an MA and PhD from City University, London and prior to working in academia (1988-) he has held project management posts in energy and transport industries, national government (Home Office) and for 6 six years was director of a large community arts and resource centre where he developed a community technical aid and training centre.
He is currently Director of the Cities Institute at London Metropolitan University (www.citiesinstitute.org) and Professor of Urban Cultures. He was formerly Dean of Research at Central St Martins College of Art & Design (University of the Arts London) where he led research on spatial design and coordinated a cohort of 40 theory and practice-based PhD students. He is an expert adviser to the OECD and UNESCO and cities worldwide on creative industries and creative cities, and a peer review college member for UK Research Councils (AHRC, ESRC, EPSRC, Technology Strategy Board). He is a member of the UK-Dutch Dialogue Appledorn (Rotterdam 2011). Recent publications include Designing Sustainable Cities (Blackwell-Wiley) and journal articles on Late Night City Festivals, Coastal Cities and Climate Change, and Comparative Creative Cities (see CV/Publications).