Michael Batty

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British academic

Why Is Michael Batty Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Michael Batty CBE, FBA, FRS, FAcSS is a British urban planner, geographer and spatial data scientist, and Bartlett Professor of Planning in The Bartlett at University College London . He has been Director—now Chairman—of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, set up when he was appointed to UCL in 1995. His research and the work of CASA is focused on computer models of city systems. He was awarded the William Alonso Prize of the Regional Science Association in 2011 for his book Cities and Complexity, the same prize a second time for his book The New Science of Cities in 2017–2018, the University Consortium GIS Research Award in 2012, and the Lauréat Prix International de Géographie Vautrin Lud, the so-called 'Nobel for geography', in 2013. In 2015, he was awarded the Founder's Medal of the Royal Geographical Society and in 2016, the Gold Medal of the Royal Town Planning Institute . He also received the Senior Scholar Award of the Complex Systems Society in September 2016.

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