Brian Field

Urban Planning and Development Adviser - European Investment Bank

Brian Field


Brian Field is a senior economist at the European Investment Bank (EIB), where he is also the Bank’s Urban Planning and Development Adviser. His professional career has covered the full spectrum of contemporary planning practice and, prior to joining EIB, included a number of senior appointments at executive manager, director and board levels, in both the public and private sectors, for example as Head of Planning and Economics at WS Atkins International. He has also enjoyed a successful academic career, including professorial appointments at the National University of Singapore and, more recently, as Head of the School of the Built Environment at De Montfort University in the UK, where he still holds the chair as Professor of Planning and Development to reflect ongoing research and other academic commitments.

His current research focuses on the built environment and the promotion of more sustainable development at all spatial scales, spanning low energy planning.

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