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Assoc Professor Brendan Williams

Assoc Professor

Brendan Williams

Associate Professor
School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy
01 716 2765
University College Dublin, School of Architecture Planning and Environmental Policy, Planning and Env Policy Belfield Dublin 4

BIO

Brendan Williams is an Associate Professor and lectures in Urban Development, Urban Economics and Planning systems at the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy (APEP) , University College Dublin. His principal research themes are urban development and policy frameworks in Ireland and internationally and applied research on the role of property markets in economic development. He is currently Director of International Programmes at APEP and previously served as Head of Subject, Director of Masters and Undergraduate programmes and Deputy Head of school.He has taught and researched at a number of universities in North America and Europe for over 20 years. Dr. Williams is also Affiliate Professor to the National Center for Smart Growth at University of Maryland U.S. since February 2015. In addition from February 2011-2015 Brendan was Visiting Professor and Visiting Scholar to the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University in Boston. He has published approximately 165 scientific papers and edited/co-authored 8 books on various aspects of planning and development in Ireland and internationally. In 2015 he was appointed as Evaluator/Reviewer for EU Joint Research Council Consolidator Grants in the areas of Environment, Space and Population. Brendan has mentored and participated in committees for over 20 doctoral students; including acting as external examiner for universities including Trinity College Dublin, UCC, University of Ulster and University of Barcelona. His work has been featured by both national and international media including RTE, BBC,Deutsche Welle and the Washington Post. He has also extensive experience in professional consultancy and commercial research in urban development issues for a wide range of clients including the IMF, Government Agencies, Financial and Property companies.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN APPOINTMENTS

  • Director International Programmes, APEP School UCD
    School of Architecture Planning and Environmental Policy, College of Engineering and architecture, Dublin, ireland31 May 2019
  • Head of Subject Urban and Regional Planning
    APEP School UCD, School of Architecture Planning and Environmental Policy, Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2016 - 1 Sep 2019
  • Director of Masters Programme in Regional and Urban planning
    APEP School UCD, College of Engineering and architecture, School of Architecture Planning and Environmental Policy, Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2018 - 1 Sep 2019

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Affiliate Professor
    National Center for Smart Growth at University of Maryland U.S.A., National Center for Smart Growth, Maryland USA, United StatesFeb 2015
  • Visiting Professor
    Northeastern University, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Boston, USA11 Feb 2011 - 11 Feb 2015
  • National and UCD representative to European Agency
    Association of European Schools of Planning, Aesop, Brussels, Belgium1 Sep 2016

DEGREES

  • BSc
    Trinity College Dublin
  • ARICS
    Royal College of General Pract
  • MA
    Trinity College Dublin
  • PhD
    Trinity College Dublin

LANGUAGES

  • French
    Can read and understand
  • Irish
    Can read, write, speak and understand
  • German
    Can read and understand