Dr Nicola Livingstone

Lecturer in Real Estate

Nicola Livingstone is Lecturer in Real Estate in the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London. Before coming to UCL she worked as a lecturer at Heriot-Watt University, where she completed her PhD. Her background is in real estate and urban studies. Nicola has published widely on these topics and has recently been working on projects examining real estate investment trends, the evolution of the retail market, the impacts of changes to the planning system on cities and housing markets, the political economy of charity, and food insecurity. In 2018, Nicola has completed funded research work for both the RICS and the British Academy/Leverhulme.

Recent London posts

Planning for residential ‘value’ in London?

Planning for residential ‘value’ in London?

Image by David SamuelIn a seminar for the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge, London WHIG team member Nicola Livingstone reflected on findings from a recently published paper that explores planning for ‘value’ through densification. ​The paper...

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...