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The Bartlett School of Planning is one of the leading research-led planning schools within Europe.

We have an international reputation as a centre of academic excellence in research, teaching and policy and practice interaction. Located within the heart of one of the world's greatest cities, the School's research and teaching opportunities provide a unique laboratory for knowledge creation, rich in academic, cultural and social diversity.

Our staff

We have an internationally diverse staff, with expertise in planning, geography, design, sustainability, economics, sociology and politics. We have a healthy balance of experienced and younger academics, all of which have well-established international reputations in their fields of expertise.

Our research

Our research contributes to both the physical and social sciences. We make links between theory, policy and practice in planning and development in London, throughout the UK, and through a range of international collaborations.

There has never been a more important time for planning, and we’re committed to analysing and understanding the challenging tasks that lie before us. Our graduates will be at the forefront of these discussions, offering ideas and solutions in emerging research, and professional and governmental debates, in both the developed and developing world.

Studying with us

The Bartlett School offers a unique hands-on learning environment for students with some of the leading urban planning academics and practitioners.

Through our professionally accredited undergraduate, taught Masters and Doctoral programmes, students learn in a creative and highly stimulating environment about the form, planning, design and management of cities and about how to shape their future.