Senior Economist at the European Investment Bank
Brian Field is a Senior Economist at the European Investment Bank, where he is also the Bank's Urban Specialist. He has degrees from the City University, the University of Westminster, Cambridge University and Brunel University, and was a research student at the London School of Economics. As a qualified town planner, he is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, and is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Transport. His career has covered the full spectrum of contemporary planning practice in both developed and developing countries and, prior to joining the Bank, included appointments in both public service (local and central government) and as a development consultant, for example as Head of Panning and Economics at WS Atkins International. He has also enjoyed a successful academic career, including appointments at the National University of Singapore and, more recently, as Head of the School of the Built Environment at De Montfort University in the UK, where he still holds the chair as Professor of Planning and Development to reflect ongoing research and other academic commitments. He has published extensively on planning and related matters in books and technical papers, and is on the editorial board of several international journals.