Dr Alan Reeve

BA (Hons) in English, BA (Hons) in Architecture, PGCE, Dip Arch, Dip UD, MAUD, PhD

Reader in Planning and Urban Design

School of the Built Environment


Dr Alan Reeve:

  • Teaches urban design
  • Supervises PhD and research students
  • Research active
  • Sits on Academic Board
  • Chair of the University and Colleges Union OBU Branch
  • Is a member of the Honorary Degrees Confiment Committee

Areas of expertise

  • Urban design and regeneration
  • Regeneration of the historic environment
  • Place evaluation

Teaching and supervision



Director of Studies for Research Degrees in Urban Design.

Research Students

Name Thesis title Completed
Nur Rasyiqah Abu Hassan Contribution of Heritage on City’s Liveability: In The Case of Kuala Lumpur Active


Main research interests are in the field of urban design and historic conservation. In particular:

  • regeneration and the historic environment
  • assessing place affect and atmosphere
  • town and city centre management and its interface with built form
  • urban theory
  • research techniques for the built environment

Research grants and awards

  • Transport for London - evaluation of the impacts of the JLE
  • Heritage Lottery Fund - longitudinal evaluation of the Townscape Heritage Initiative



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Professional information


I have attended  numerous conference on urban design and environmental design, including AESOP and EDRA. I have also acted as Urban Desighn track Chair for AESOP.

Further details

I have acted as External Examiner for the DOMUS Academy in Milan on the Masters in Architrula Urbanism programme for five years.