Dominic Stead

Aalto University in Espoo, Finland

Dominic Stead

Aalto University in Espoo, Finland

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I am professor of Land Use and Transport Planning at Aalto University where I belong to the Spatial Planning and Transportation group.


▪ PhD Planning Studies, University College London

▪ MA Town & Country Planning, University of the West of England

▪ MSc Environmental Science, Imperial College London

▪ BSc Earth Science, Cardiff University


My academic career began at Bristol Polytechnic (now UWE) where I started out as a researcher in 1990. A few years later I moved to UCL as a research fellow (alongside part-time lecturing at UWE). In 2001, I moved to Delft University of Technology after being awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship, a European postdoctoral research grant for young talented academics. I worked in Delft for 20 years before moving to Aalto University in 2021.


I have published more than 100 academic journal articles and over 40 book chapters. Many of these articles are highly cited, including contributions to Planning Theory and Practice, and disP - The Planning Review. I have also co-edited seven books. Click the link above for a full CV and publication list.

Professional recognition

▪ editorial board member of 5 international journals – EJTIR, EPS, JPER, PPR, UPR

▪ invited visiting professor, University of Malta (2017)

▪ invited visiting scholar, University of Queensland (2015)

▪ invited visiting professor, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (2015)

▪ invited visiting professor, HafenCity Universität Hamburg (2010)

▪ listed in Marquis Who's Who

  • Education
    • University College London
    • University of the West of England
    • Imperial College London
    • University College Cardiff