Department of Geography and Resource Management (GRM), The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Prof. Michael Batty (2015/16-2016/17)

Affiliated Member /
Visiting Scholar

Prof. Michael Batty (2015/16-2016/17)

VC Distinguished Visiting Professor

PhD (Wales)
BA (Manchester)


Recent Books

2013 The New Science of Cities, The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

2005 Cities and Complexity: Understanding Cities with Cellular Automata, Agent-Based Models, and Fractals, The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, xxiii + 565 pp.

1994 Fractal Cities: A Geometry of Form and Function, Academic Press, London and San Diego, CA, xxii + 394 pp. (with P. A. Longley).

Teaching Fields

Home department:
The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA)
University College London
Personal webpage:

Research interests

Computer modeling of cities and regions
Big data and smart cities
Simulating long term structural change and dynamics in cities as well as their visualization

Services/ Posts

Bartlett Professor of Planning at University College London
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, elected 1982
Fellow of the British Academy, elected 2001
Academician of the Social Sciences, elected 2001
Fellow of the Royal Society, elected 2009
Chair, the Management Board of CASA
Honorary Professor, University of Cardiff
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Arizona State University
Research Board, Royal Geographical Society
Chair, ESRC-JISC Census Advisory Group