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Batty, Michael (1945–)

  • By: Paul A. Longley
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

Michael Batty is one of the most renowned and forward-thinking, analytical-planning researchers of his generation, and it is from this perspective that he has made enduring contributions to GIScience. He graduated in Town and Country Planning from the University of Manchester (United Kingdom) in 1966 and earned a PhD from the University of Wales in 1984. He has had a successful and varied career on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean: After holding junior faculty positions at the universities of Manchester, Reading (United Kingdom), and Waterloo (Canada), he became professor of city and regional planning at Cardiff University (United Kingdom) in 1979, where he also served (between 1983 and 1986) as dean of the School of Environmental Design. In 1990, he moved to the State ...

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