Dr Stephen Law

Academic Adviser (Data science)

+44 20 7400 1320


Stephen Law is an economist and urban designer with international experience. He joined Space Syntax in September 2007 and is now an Associate.

He has been involved in developing the spatial strategies for key London projects such for the Elephant and Castle Regeneration Masterplan, Earls Court Masterplan and the London Legacy Olympic Masterplan. He has contributed to the public realm designs for the Elephant and Castle Southern Roundabout and has optimised spatial layouts for shopping centres in London, Munich, Shanghai and Bergen. He has also supported the financial model for the Jeddah Central Unplanned Settlement project and the government funded interdisciplinary research project in evaluating the intangible value of the urban layout (iValul). With a specialism in economics and urban modelling, he has project managed the delivery of various transport projects, including London Euston Area Plan pedestrian and cyclist movement analysis, the Waterloo Elizabeth House Transport Assessment and Birmingham Snowhill Station Interchange Plan. Internationally, he has a specific focus on delivering consultancy and training services in Changchun, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong

He completed a BA in Economics at the University of Calgary and an MA in Urban Design at Oxford Brookes University. He gained a Doctorate at The Bartlett, University College London studying the association between spatial configuration and the housing market. His research interests include; urban modelling, multi-layer transport network analysis, spatial cognition, real estate, econometrics, statistical learning and agent based modelling. Prior to joining Space Syntax, he worked at AECOM, Hong Kong on various urban planning and design projects in Asia and the Middle East.


2012 Doctoral candidate, University College London

2006 MA Urban Design, Oxford Brookes University

2004 BA Economics, University of Calgary.


2013 Hong Kong Urban Design Institute member

2007 Honorary Research Fellow, University College of London.