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Brian Garcia


Urban Planning and Design Guidance Consultant, CityScape

Visiting Lecturer, Transport Planning, Bartlett School of Planning, University College London

Critic, Building and Urban Design in Development, Development Planning Unit, University College London

Research Assistant, Bartlett School of Planning, University College London

Brian is an environmental planner and researcher who has worked as an architect and urban designer. In 2014 Brian started an independent environmental planning and research firm while holding a research fellowship at Yale University. This is currently being relaunched as CityScape, part research hub, part urban design and environmental consulting service.

Brian has taught at University College London and the University of Southern California. He has worked on many policy and research projects, including the US national level, for the City of Los Angeles and diverse projects while in London on evolving high streets and higher education in sustainability.

A native of Central California, Brian grew up aware of the importance of the environment and resource management. These experiences motivated his interest in environmental policy and planning challenges.

Brian earned BAs in Architecture and Art at UC Berkeley. At the University of Southern California, he completed a Master of Architecture and a Master of Public Art Studies. After working for planning agencies in Los Angeles, Brian pursued an MSc in International Planning at the Bartlett, University College London, and continues his studies for the PhD on international comparisons in transport.

Brian has worked on projects in planning, architecture, and urban design, in the United States, China, India, Kazakhstan, and Singapore.