Professor Cecilia Wong
Cecilia is Professor of Spatial Planning and Director of Spatial Policy & Analysis Lab at the University of Manchester. She is currently a member of the National Infrastructure Commission’s Levelling Up Advisory Panel and a member of the Digital Planning Task Force and a commission of the UK2070 Commission on Regional Inequalities.
She has research expertise in strategic spatial planning, policy monitoring and analysis, urban and regional development, and housing and infrastructure planning.
She is a Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences and Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute and is currently chairing the UK 2021 Research Excellence Framework’s Architecture, Built Environment and Planning sub-panel.
Previously she was a commissioner of the Labour Party’s Lyons Independent Housing Review; a member of Department for Communities and Local Government’s expert panel on housing and planning; an expert panel member of the European Commission’s Urban Audit II; and an expert group member of the UN-Habitat City Prosperity Index.