Affiliation: Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
Professor Michael Batty is in the Bartlett School at University College London where he is Chair of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA). He has worked on computer models of cities and their visualisation since the 1970s and has published several books, such as Cities and Complexity (MIT Press, 2005) which won the Alonso Prize of the Regional Science Association in 2011, and most recently The New Science of Cities (MIT Press, 2013). His blogs www.complexcity.info cover the science underpinning the technology of cities and his posts and lectures on big data and smart cities are at www.spatialcomplexity.info. His research group is working on simulating long term structural change and dynamics in cities and recently he has been exploring the resilience of networks and population locations in cities to climate change particularly sea level rise as well as shorter term changes related to transport networks and their disruption. Prior to his current position, he was Professor of City Planning and Dean at the University of Wales at Cardiff and Director of the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA) and the Royal Society (FRS) and was awarded the CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2004.