Dr Nicholas Falk, who teaches Economics of Regeneration and Reuse in the department’s London-based M.A. Program for Historical and Sustainable Architecture, was awarded the prestigious 2014 Wolfson Prize in Economics, along with his colleague David Rudlin.
The question for the 2014 prize was “How would you deliver a new Garden City which is visionary, economically viable, and popular?” Read Rudlin’s and Falk’s winning entry here. The Wolfson Prize will bring URBED £250,000.
Nicholas Falk is an economist, strategic planner, and urbanist. He holds degrees in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University, a Master’s in Business Administration from Stanford University, and a PhD from the London School of Economics, where he wrote a thesis on urban planning and development in London’s Docklands. In 1976 he founded URBED, an employee-owned co-operative that specializes in “urban design and sustainability in an urban context.” The goal of URBED is “to offer practical solutions to urban regeneration and local economic development.” Dr. Falk has been a Visiting Professor at the School of the Built Environment, University of the West of England (Bristol), and an Academician of the Academy of Urbanism. He is the author or co-author of numerous publications, including Sustainable Urban Neighbourhood: Building the 21st Century Home, Regeneration of European Cities, How Local Authorities Can Build Sustainable Urban Neighbourhoods, and Pillars of the Community. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.