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J. Barry Cullingworth, British urban planning educator.


Cullingworth, J. Barry was born on September 11, 1929 in Nottingham, England. Son of Sydney Clifford and Winifred Emma (Tomlin) Cullingworth.


Graduate Trinity College of Music, London, 1950. Bachelor of Science in Sociology, University London, 1955. Postgraduate Westminster College, London, 1952-1953.


Assistant lecturer, lecturer University Manchester (England), 1955-1960. Lecturer University Durham (England), 1960-1963. Reader University Glasgow (Scotland), 1963-1966.

Director Center for Urban Studies, Birmingham, England, 1966-1972. Director Scottish Planning Exchange, 1972-1975. Official historian Cabinet Office, 1975-1977.

Chairman department urban and regional planning University Toronto (Ontario, Canada), 1977-1980, professor planning geography department, 1980-1983. Distinguished professor College Urban Affairs and Public Policy University Delaware, Newark, since 1983. Visiting professor urban and regional studies University Strathclyde, 1979-1986.

Member advisory council National Corporation for the Care of Old People, 1959-1965. Member West Midlands Economic Planning Council, 1966-1970. Member Greater Glasgow Passenger Transport Authority, 1973-1975.

Secretary of State's Advisory Group on Housing Finance Review, 1975-1977. Member Central Housing Advisory Committee, 1960-1974. Member Sports Council Research and Statistics Committee, 1965-1967.

Member Scottish Study Group for The Countryside in 1970, 1965. Member numerous housing committees. Member Hanover Housing Association, 1963-1970.

Cons.Econ. Commission for Europe, 1964-1966, Organization for Economic Cooperative and Development, 1967, World Health Organization, 1971, United Nations Development Programs, 1975-1976, Lambeth Inner Area Study, 1975-1976, National Economic Development Council, 1977, Expenditure Committee of House of Commons, 1977, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Ottawa, Ontario, 1979-1980, Ontario Ministry of Housing, 1980-1981.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Housing Needs and Planning Policy, 1960. Housing in Transition, 1963. Problems of an Urban Society, 1973.

      Reconstruction and Land Use Planning, 1975. New Towns Policy, 1980, Land Values, Compensation and Betterment, 1981, Town and Country Planning in Britain, 9th edition, 1985. English Housing Trends, 1965.

      Housing and Local Government, 1966. A Profile of Glasgow Housing, 1968. Urban and Regional Planning in Canada, 1987.

      Author numerous reports and research papers on housing. Contributor numerous articles on urban land use and housing to professional journals. Editor: Urban Studies, 1964-1966, University Birmingham Center for Urban and Regional Studies, Occasional Papers, 1966-1972.

      Associate editor: Urban Law and Policy, since 1978, Cities, since 1983. Member editorial board Urban Studies, since 1966, Urban Abstracts, since 1968, Planning Perspectives, since 1986. Office: College Urban Affairs and Public Policy U Del Newark DE 19716.


Served with British Army, 1947-1948. Fellow Royal Society Arts. Member Royal Town Planning Institute (honorary.

Member), Housing Centre Trust (vice president), Royal Institute Public Administration, Canadian Association Geographers, Planning History Group, American Planning Association, Policy Studies Organization. Member editorial board Urban Studies, since 1966, Urban Abstracts, since 1968, Planning Perspectives, since 1986.


Married Betty Turner, March 17, 1951. Children– Wendy, Peter, Jane.

Sydney Clifford Cullingworth

Winifred Emma (Tomlin) Cullingworth

Betty Turner

Wendy Cullingworth

Peter Cullingworth

Jane Cullingworth