James Harris is the Policy and Networks Manager at the Royal Town Planning Institute. He works on regeneration, infrastructure, devolution, technology and strategic planning, and manages the Transport Planning Network. He is currently researching the relationship between settlement patterns, urban form and sustainability, and leads the RTPI’s ‘smart city-regions’ project. James has an MSc in Sustainable Urbanism from University College London, and an MA in Sustainable Development from the University of St Andrews. Prior to the RTPI, he worked as a consultant specialising in European funding for the environmental and sustainability projects in London.