Professor Vincent Nadin joined the Department of Urbanism in January 2008 as full-time Professor of Spatial Planning and Strategy, coming from the Department of Planning and Architecture at the University of the West of England. He leads the spatial planning chair and the Randstad research programme which involves the Urban and Regional Development Group of the OTB Research Institute (led by Professor Wil Zonneveld). He is also the research director for the Department and member of the Faculty Research Council. In 2010 I was a visiting professor at the National Taipei University, and visiting academic at the National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. In 2007 he was visiting professor at the Institute of Environmental Planning, Leibniz University, Hannover and visiting research fellow at the OTB Research Centre. His career has been mostly in teaching and research but I started out in local government and have acted as consultant to many national and international clients. He spends much of my time working with PhD candidates, supporting research bids and helping with publications, though I am also involved in teaching, especially the graduation studios led by the Spatial Planning Chair on Complex Cities and Urban Regeneration and the European Masters in Urbanism.