Dr Daniel Durrant

Lecturer in Infrastructure Planning

Daniel Durrant (BSc(econ), MA, MSc.) is a Lecturer in Infrastructure Planning at UCL’s Bartlett School of Planning. His doctoral research was into high speed rail and the role of civil society in shaping the controversy surrounding the UK government’s proposals for a high speed link between London and the North of England. He has written on developer perspectives and practices, housing and the role of credit in determining and driving price and as a contributor to the housing crisis in London and the South East and also on local economic development and the role of community currencies. Prior to working in academia he held roles in the health service and most recently the East of England Economic Development Agency where he managed a regional design review panel.

Recent London posts

The Geographies of Viability Planning

The Geographies of Viability Planning

In a recent new publication Whig researchers Jess Ferm and Mike Raco explore the geographies of viability-driven planning reform in England.Drawing on interviews and fieldwork in London and the North East region, the paper reflects on the variable outcomes and...

Towards an understanding of the role of debt

Towards an understanding of the role of debt

Given our focus on investment into residential real estate, an essential dimension is understanding how housing fits more broadly within the financialized economy of the UK (and the Netherlands and France).  An important but under engaged within urban studies part of...

Community Led Regeneration: the London Case

Community Led Regeneration: the London Case

UCL has a long-standing relationship with Just Space, an umbrella organisation for community groups across London. Whilst the WHIG project is not explicitly working with them at this stage, their work is highly relevant to understanding the planning context of London...