Professor Glen Bramley

Prof. Glen Bramley

Glen is one of Britain’s leading academics in housing and urban economics having been engaged in academic and applied policy research in this field since the mid-1970s.  Glen has been Professor of Urban Studies at Heriot-Watt University since August 2002 and was  Professor of Planning & Housing, Heriot-Watt University/Edinburgh College of Art from 1994-2002. He gained a PHD and held several academic positions at the former School for Advanced Urban Studies, University of Bristol.  Prior to this Glen was an Economist with Shankland/Cox Partnership, Town Planning Consultancy working on the Lambeth Inner Area Study for the government.

Research Interests

  • Housing systems, economics and demography
  • Housing needs, affordability and access
  • Housing finance and affordable housing provision
  • Household formation and migration
  • The housing market, particularly the impact of planning regulation and local/neighbourhood impacts of policy interventions
  • Planning, land supply and infrastructure
  • Local government and services distribution and finance
  • Local environments in poor neighbourhoods; local income and wealth distributions
  • Public finance and economics, particularly local government services and the relative need of different local areas
  • Poverty, including housing-induced poverty, social exclusion, severe and complex need manifestations, and methodologies to investigate including conventional and new kinds of surveys, administrative data and data linkage.

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