Mark Tewdwr-Jones is UCL Bartlett Professor of Cities and Regions at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London.
He was previously Professor of Town Planning at Newcastle University (2012-20), and Professor of Spatial Planning and Governance at UCL (2001-12). He has written extensively about places, planning, governance, partnership and engagement, including his seminal contributions through 19 books and over 80 international journal papers. He was the founding Director of Newcastle City Futures, a successful civic ideas factory housed at Newcastle University 2014-19 linking research to societal & business needs that generated collaborative & innovative ideas for all sectors across the city and partnered 200 organisations.
He served on the NICE NHS Spatial Planning and Health programme in 2009-10 and is a former advisor to the UK Government ministries MHCLG and DEFRA. He was seconded to the UK Chief Scientist’s Land Use Futures Foresight project in Whitehall in 2008-11 and advised the UK Chief Scientist's Future of Cities Foresight project 2013-16.