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Professor Mike Jenks

Emeritus Professor

School of Architecture

Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

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Emeritus Professor
Founder Director of OISD

Research interests and consultancy expertise

My research is multi-disciplinary with key interests that relate to urban sustainability, especially the integration of environmental, social and economic sustainability. Specific research relates to the compact city and sustainable urban form, and intensification of development in urban areas.

Research projects


  • Earth System Sciences for Global Sustainability – funded by Agence National de la Recherche, France.
  • City Form: India, - funded by British Council, EPSRC and Indian Government for network support.
  • Independent Evaluator for the UCL/UEL ‘Building Sustainable Communities’ – funded by HEIF.
  • CityForm: the Sustainable Urban Form Consortium – funded by EPSRC.
  • Creating Sustainable Cities – funded by Global Opportunities Fund, British Embassy, Tokyo.
  • Sustainable Development and the Management of Urban Form - NZ consortium funded by the New Zealand Foundation for Research, Science and Technology.


Journal articles

  • Jenks M, 'Above and Below the Line: Globalization and Urban Form in Bangkok'
    Annals of Regional Science 37 (3) (2003) pp.547-557
    ISSN: 0570-1864 eISSN: 0570-1864
    Abstract Website
  • Mitchell L, Burton E, Raman S, Blackman T, Jenks M, Williams K, 'Making the Outside World Dementia-friendly: Design Issues and Considerations'
    Environment and Planning B-planning and Design 30 (4) (2003) pp.605-632
    ISSN: 0265-8135 eISSN: 0265-8135
    Abstract Website
  • Blackman T, Mitchell L, Burton E, Jenks M, Parsons M, Raman S, Williams K, 'The Accessibility of Public Spaces for People With Dementia: a New Priority for the Open City'
    Disability and Society 18 (3) (2003) pp.357-371
    ISSN: 0968-7599 eISSN: 0968-7599
    Abstract Website