As part of its work, the “Networks and Territories” Work-Package of the LabEx DynamiTe invites Olivier SYKES for a period of two months, from October 28 to December 20, 2014.
This invitation will set up a reflection on how the network development policies are legitimized, especially transport networks, given the challenges of regional and urban redevelopment.
During his stay, Olivier SYKES will also give conferences and several classes within the Université Paris 1.
Olivier SYKES is a senior lecturer at the University of Liverpool. His research focusses primarily on Europeanization, comparative planning and urban policy. His publications consider the impacts of the EU on the practices of spatial planning in member states and how these might be conceptualised and assessed, and approaches to planning and urban regeneration in different countries. He is involved in transnational research projects and the editorial work of international peer-reviewed journals.
The main focus of his teaching is: international planning studies, comparative planning and urban policy, European spatial planning and regional development, the institutional and governance frameworks for planning in the UK.
In 2014 he was awarded the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) Excellence in Teaching Prize.