Senior Risk Researcher, Centre for Risk Studies
PhD (University of Cambridge)
Steve Platt is a social scientist with higher degrees in engineering and architecture. He has been a director of Cambridge Architectural Research since 1990 and its Chairman from 2001-2016. His first degree in Economic and Social Studies was at the University of Manchester. He has an MSc in Building Technology from UMIST and a PhD in Architecture from the University of Cambridge.
His experience is in urban planning, housing, and disaster resilience and recovery. He worked as a planner for six years in Venezuela in the Ministry of Public Works and taught in the Universidad Central de Caracas. He was a Professor in the Department of Architecture at Nottingham University and a visiting Professor at the Universidad Piloto in Bogota. He ran the public consultation for Cambridge Futures and is currently a member of the Cambridgeshire Quality Panel that reviews major development in the region.
He has been researching and writing about disaster recovery and resilience since 2006 and has conducted case studies of earthquakes, floods and storms in Pakistan, Thailand, New Zealand, Italy, China, Chile, Turkey, Iran, Japan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Nepal, Germany and the UK.