Professor of Sustainable Futures in the Built Environment, University of Reading

Tim has more than 30 years' experience of research, education and professional practice in the built environment. He started my career as a valuer (and qualified chartered surveyor) in the Valuation Office (after graduating from Leeds University with a first class honours degree in geography in 1980), before moving back into academia in 1983, firstly at the University of Reading in the Dept of Land Management & Development, where he later gained my PhD (in IT Applications in Land Management), and then subsequently as Head of Research at CEM Reading (1985-2005). He then moved to Oxford Brookes University, where he was Director of OISD and Professor of Real Estate (2005-2012), before moving to the University of Reading (again) within the School of Construction Management and Engineering in July 2012.

Research interests focus across built environment scales but with a strong interdisciplinary element centred on the urban scale, sustainable development, and futures studies. Over the course of more than 30 years in built environment research this has led to projects which have focused, for example, on technology impacts in real estate; economic and social benefits of urban regeneration; brownfield land regeneration; retrofitting the city (EPSRC Retrofit 2050); future city visions (Reading 2050).

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Sustainable Futures in the Built Environment, University of Reading