Glen is one of Britain’s leading academics in housing and urban economics having been engaged in academic and applied policy research in this field since the mid-1970s. Glen has been Professor of Urban Studies at Heriot-Watt University since August 2002 and was Professor of Planning & Housing, Heriot-Watt University/Edinburgh College of Art from 1994-2002. He gained a PHD and held several academic positions at the former School for Advanced Urban Studies, University of Bristol. Prior to this Glen was an Economist with Shankland/Cox Partnership, Town Planning Consultancy working on the Lambeth Inner Area Study for the government.
- Housing systems, economics and demography
- Housing needs, affordability and access
- Housing finance and affordable housing provision
- Household formation and migration
- The housing market, particularly the impact of planning regulation and local/neighbourhood impacts of policy interventions
- Planning, land supply and infrastructure
- Local government and services distribution and finance
- Local environments in poor neighbourhoods; local income and wealth distributions
- Public finance and economics, particularly local government services and the relative need of different local areas
- Poverty, including housing-induced poverty, social exclusion, severe and complex need manifestations, and methodologies to investigate including conventional and new kinds of surveys, administrative data and data linkage.
School Profile: https://www.hw.ac.uk/staff/uk/egis/glen-bramley.htm
Research Profile: https://researchportal.hw.ac.uk/en/persons/glen-bramley