Nicholas Phelps is Professor of Urban and Regional Development at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London. He previously lectured at the School of Planning at Cardiff University and the schools of Geography at the universities of Leeds and Southampton. He was a visiting scholar at the Department of Economics, Univsidad Catolica del Norte, Chile (2014) and the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore (2013). He is presently researching the economic geography of the Chilean mining industry with Miguel Atienza and Martin Arias and aspects of the urban development process in Santiago de Chile with Cristian Silva Lovera. He has published over 50 articles in international peer reviewed academic journals and is the author of four books and editor of a further four books. These books include: Multinationals and European Integration (Jessica Kingsley, 1997), The New Competition for Inward Investment (Edward Elgar, 2002), An Anatomy of Sprawl (Routledge, 2012), Sequel to Suburbia (MIT Press, 2015). He is a member of the editorial boards of the journals: Economic geography, Journal of Economic Geography and Environment & Planning C.