Louis Albrechts

Louis Albrechts [planner] Professor of Planning at the Department of Architecture, Urbanism and Planning, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He was formerly Visiting Professor at the Universities of Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK, Lille in France and Poznań in Poland. He has also been a Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Earth and Geographical Sciences at the University of Western Australia. Professor Albrechts has had long experience in strategic land use and transport planning for the Flanders region and in Europe. He teaches strategic spatial planning, planning for sustainable development and regional design. Professor Albrechts’ research interests include: the practice and nature of strategic spatial planning, the link between plan and implementation, planning as a creative process, issues of power in planning, the gap between plan-making, political decision-making and implementation, sustainability in strategic planning, and diversity in planning. Professor Albrechts is also founder and co-editor of the international journal European Planning Studies.