Dr Dominic Stead

Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment (Delft University of Technology)

Dominic's research and teaching activities focus around the governance of spatial planning and urban transport. He has extensive experience in acquiring, managing and executing research projects, especially pan-European projects. He has recently been involved in projects funded by NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research), ESPON (European Spatial Planning Observation Network), European Framework Programmes and the United Nations.

He is currently involved in several research projects including a JPI-Urban Europe project (Co-creating Attractive and Sustainable Urban Areas and Lifestyles – CASUAL), two EU Horizon 2020 research projects (Understanding the impact of European Cohesion Policy on European Identification – COHESIFY and Urban Strategies for Waste Management in Tourist Cities – URBAN-WASTE) and an ESPON project (Comparative Analysis of Territorial Governance and Spatial Planning Systems in Europe – COMPASS).

Dominic has acted as special advisor to the UNECE/WHO-Europe Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme and expert reviewer for the EU’s CIVITAS Programme supporting sustainable, energy efficient urban transport.

He has published widely in books and international journals including Built Environment, Cities, disP - the Planning Review, Environment and Planning B, International Social Science Journal, Journal of Transport Geography, Local Environment, Planning Practice and Research, Planning Theory and Practice, Town Planning Review, Transport Policy, Transport Reviews and Transportation Planning and Technology. He has co-edited six books: : ‘European Transport Policy and Sustainable Development' (2000, Spon), ‘Policy Integration in Practice' (2004, Delft University Press), ‘Transition towards Sustainable Mobility' (2012, Ashgate), 'Impacts of European Territorial Policies in the Baltic States' (2015, Routledge), ‘The Urban Transport Crisis in Emerging Economies' (2017, Springer) and 'Planning Cultures and Histories' (2017, Routledge). He is a member of the editorial boards of the European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, European Planning Studies, Journal of Planning Education and Research, Planning Practice and Research and Urban Policy and Research.

Dominic has successfully supervised undergraduate and postgraduate (masters and PhD) students in the areas of governance, sustainable development and the comparative analysis of urban, regional, national and transnational planning policies and processes. He is open to enquiries from new PhD students in these fields, particularly those with a focus on one or more of the following dimensions: Europeanisation, policy transfer and learning, planning cultures, path dependence, urban resilience and urban metabolism.


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