Academic profile

Phil Allmendinger was appointed Professor of Land Economy at Cambridge in 2008 after holding senior roles at a number of other universities across the UK. From 2012 he was Head of Department and Deputy Head of the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences and from 2015 - 2020 Head of the School. He was also a senior advisor to the Vice Chancellor on City and Regional Affairs and a Deputy Vice Chancellor. In 2022 Phil joined the University of Bath as Deputy Vice Chancellor.


His research focuses on urban planning and his latest book, The Forgotten City, was published in 2021. He is currently working on a project on the Post-Covid City with Stefania Fiorentino in the department which will be published as a book by Edward Elgar.




PGR01 & PGR10





Research interests

Urban Planning and Development, Planning Theory, Smart Cities.




Recent books include:

Allmendinger, P. (2021) Forgotten City, Bristol University Press, Bristol

Allmendinger, P. (2018) Neoliberal Spatial Governance, Routledge (paperback and second edition).

Allmendinger, P. (2017) Planning Theory, Palgrave (Updated Third edition).

Allmendinger, P., Haughton, G., Knieling, J. and Othengrafen, F. (2015) Soft Spaces of Governance in Europe: A Comparative Perspective, Routledge, London

Metzger, J., Allmendinger, P. and Oosterlynck, S. (2014) Displacing the political: democratic deficits in contemporary European territorial governance, Routledge, London


Forthcoming books include:

Allmendinger, P., Tewdwr-Jones, M. and Wargent, M. (2024) Planning Futures, Routledge, Basingstoke

Allmendinger, P. and Fiorentino, S. (2024) The Post Covid City, Edward Elgar





Current PhD students

Ada Lee