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Michael BATTY

Bartlett Professor of Planning at University College London

About Me

Prof. Michael BATTY is a Bartlett Professor of Planning at the University College London where he is Chair of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA). He has worked on computer models of cities and their visualization since the 1970s and has published several books, such as Fractal Cities (Academic Press, 1994), Cities and Complexity (MIT Press, 2005) which won the Alonso Prize of the Regional Science Association in 2011, and most recently the new Science of Cities (MIT Press, 2013). His blog ( covers the science underpinning the technology of cities and his posts and lectures on Big Data and Smart Cities are available at He is the editor of the journal Environment Planning B. His research group is working on simulating long-term structural change and dynamics in cities as well as visualization and urban analytics for Smart Cities. He is a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA) and a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) and was awarded the CBS in the 2004 Queen Birthday Honors List. Most recently he was the 2013 recipient of the Laureat Prix International de Geographie Vautrin Lud and in 2015, he received the Founders Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society.

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