Matthew Carmona

Job Title: Professor of Planning & Urban Design Institutional affiliation: The Bartlett, UCL

Matthew Carmona is Professor of Planning and Urban Design at The Bartlett, UCL. He is an architect / planner with research interests in the fields of urban design governance, the design and management of public space, and the value of urban design. He Chairs the Place Alliance which campaigns for place quality in England and edits His research can be found at @ProfMCarmona

Selected Projects

UK, May 2021-March 2022, Ministry for Housing Communities & Local Government, National Model Design Code Pilot Programme Monitoring and Evaluation

Pan European, Nov.2018-March 2021, European Union Horizon 2020, Urban Maestro, Urban Design Governance, Exploring formal and informal means of improving spatial quality in cities across Europe and beyond

London, UK, April 2017-Nov 2018, Greater London Authority, Reviewing Design Review


Carmona M, Public Places Urban Spaces, the Dimensions of Urban Design, 3rd Edition, New York, Routledge (2021)

Carmona M, The existential crisis of traditional shopping streets: the sun model and the place attraction paradigm, Journal of Urban Design (2021)

Carmona M, Place Value: Place quality and its impact on health, social, economic and environmental outcomes, Journal of Urban Design, 24(1): 1-48 (2019)

Carmona M, Re-theorising Contemporary Public Space: A new narrative and a new normative, Journal of Urbanism, 8(4): 374-405 (2015)

Carmona M, The Place-shaping Continuum: A Theory of Urban Design Process, Journal of Urban Design, 19(1): 2-36 (2014)

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