Academic (retired) , University of Westminster , Urban Design and the Urban Night (Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship)
Emeritus Professor Dr Marion Roberts is internationally recognised as a researcher in the specialist topic of the urban night within the broad field of urban design and planning. She has led funded research projects on the night time economy since 2002, with grants from prestigious charitable trusts, local authorities and sponsorship from the UK government. She has undertaken advisory roles for the UK Parliament and convened a Taskforce in London’s West End. Marion has published widely on the topic of night time in academic articles, book chapters and specialist journals. Together with her colleague, Dr Adam Eldridge, she published the book, Planning the Night Time City in 2009. Marion is carrying forward her work connecting urban design and night studies in her Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship project, Urban Design and the Urban Night, which she is currently completing.