Simin Davoudi - Short Bio


Simin Davoudi is Director of Global Urban Research Unit (GURU) at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, and Associate Director of the Institute for Sustainability at Newcastle University. She is past President of AESOP (Association of the European Schools of Planning); Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences; Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; and co-chair of the 4th ACSP and AESOP Joint Congress Committee in Chicago, 2008. She has led the UK Office of Deputy Prime Minister’s Planning Research Network and served on advisory panels for three UK government departments dealing with planning, environment and climate change (DCLG, DEFRA and DECC) and two EU Directorate Generals (Environment and Regional Policy). She has been a member of the Grant Assessment Panel for the UK Economic and Social Research Council; Research Excellence Framework 2014 Sub-panel, and several research councils across Europe. Simin has held visiting professorships at the universities of: Amsterdam, Nijmegen (Netherlands), BTH (Sweden), Virginia Tech (USA), RMIT (Australia) and Tampere (Finland), and served on several advisory boards such as, Hong Kong University and Urban Academy in Finland. Simin is co-Editor of the Journal of Environmental Planning and Management (JEPM). Her research on urban planning, environmental justice and governance, climate change and resilience has been funded through a range of national and international bodies, and widely disseminated in over 200 publications and numerous invited talks. Her recent books include: The Resilience Machine (2017f, Routledge); Justice and Fairness in the City (2016, Policy Press), Town and Country Planning in the UK (2015, Routledge), Reconsidering Localism (2015, Routledge), Climate Change and Sustainable Cities (Routledge, 2014), Climate Change and Sustainable Cities (2013 Routledge), Conceptions of Space and Place in Strategic Spatial Planning (Routledge, 2009), Planning for Climate Change (Earthscan, 2009) Planning, Governance and Spatial Strategy in Britain (Macmillan, 2000), and Routledge Companion to Environmental Planning and Sustainability (2018f).