Ali Madanipour


Ali Madanipour, Prof. Dr.

City of Vienna Visiting Professor 2010 (Senior)

Studied (MArch, PhD), practised, researched, and taught architecture, urban design and planning, winning design and research awards, and working with academic and municipal partners from around the world. His work has been translated into German, Mandarin, Japanese and Persian. He is a founding member of Global Urban Research Unit at the University of Newcastle.


Ali Madanipour

Born 1955, living in Newcastle, United Kingdom

Professional career and research experience

Ali Madanipour’s work has focused on the design, development and management of cities, in particular the urban space, its social and psychological significance, processes that shape it, agencies of urban change, and implications of change for disadvantaged social groups and the environment.

Recent papers

2010 forthcoming, Living together or apart: exclusion, gentrification and displacement, in T.Banerjee and A.Loukaitou-Sideris, eds, Urban Design: Roots, Influences, and Trends: The Routledge Companion to Urban Design, Routledge, London.

2010 forthcoming, (with P.Benneworth & D.Charles), Building localised interactions between universities and cities through university spatial development, European Planning Studies.

2010, Newcastle upon Tyne: in search of a post-industrial direction, in John Punter, ed, Urban Design and Urban Renaissance, Routledge, London, pp.132-147.

2009, City identity and management of change, in C.Vallat, F.Dufaux & S.Kehman-Frisch, eds, Pérennité Urbaine, ou la ville par delà ses métamorphoses, L’Harmattan, Paris, Volume III, pp.217-234.

2008, (with T.Townshend), Public space and local diversity: the case of Northeast England, Journal of Urban Design. Vol.13, No.3, October 2008, pp.317-28.

2008, Urban life in public spaces: representation and reality, in Christian Pagh & Ida Vesterdal, eds, Changing Metropolis, Via Design, Copenhagen, pp.40-43.

2008, Urbanism and the articulation of the boundary, in Tigran Haas, ed, New Urbanism and Beyond: Designing cities for the future, Rizzoli, New York.


2011 forthcoming, Knowledge economy and the city, Routledge, London.

2010, Whose Public Space? (editor), Routledge, London.

2007, Designing the City of Reason, Routledge, London.

2003, Public and Private Spaces of the City, Routledge, London.

2002, Urban Governance, Institutional Capacity and Social Milieux, (co-editor), Ashgate, Aldershot.

2001, The Governance of Place: Space and planning processes, (co-editor), Ashgate, Aldershot.

1998, Tehran: the making of a metropolis, Wiley, Chichester.

1998, Social Exclusion in European Cities: Processes, experiences, responses, (co-editor), Jessica Kingsley/Stationery Office/ (2003, Routledge), London.

1996, Design of Urban Space, Wiley, Chichester.

1995, Managing Cities: the new urban context, (co-editor), Wiley, Chichester.

Current and recent funded research projects

– Spatial innovation, planning, design and user involvement, 2010-14 (SBO-IWT)

– Sustainable Urban Metabolism for Europe, 2008-11 (European Commission)

– Public space vitality in the Northeast region, 2006 (Culture Northeast, One Northeast)

– The values of place, 2005 (Commission for Architecture & the Built Environment)

– City and University, 2005 (Cambridge-MIT Institute & Newcastle University)

– Neighbourhood Governance: Capacity for social integration, 2001-4 (EC)

– Social Innovation, Governance and Community Building, 2001-4 (EC)

– Cities’ Actions to Combat Social Exclusion (CASE), 2001-3 (EC)

– Understanding Social Exclusion as a Learning Process, 2001-2 (EC)

– Social Exclusion in European Cities, 1998-99 (EC)

– Institutional capacity, partnerships and city centre regeneration, 1998-99 (ESRC)