Prof Richard Kingston

Prof. of Urban Planning and GISc

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I am Professor of Urban Planning and GISc and the Deputy Director of the Spatial Policy Analysis Lab. I was Head of the Department for 4 years from 2015 to 2019. I joined the University in September 2003 and was previously a research associate at the Centre for Computational Geography, School of Geography, University of Leeds where I developed PPGIS methods and applications. I have worked in planning practice for Leicestershire County Council and a number of planning consultancies before focusing on an academic career.

Head over to my PPGIS research site for the latest information.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI)
  • Town & Country Planning Association
  • Urban & Regional Information Systems Association
  • Manchester Data Science Management Board

Further information

Contact details:

Skype Me™! on richard.p.kingston     gisplanner

I also run the Urban-Regional-Planning JISCM@il list which anyone can join.


External positions

Managing Director, Tellus Toolkit Limited

1 Aug 2015 → …


  • Planning Support Systems, PPGIS, Geographic Information Science (GISc), Smart Cities, Spatial Analysis

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