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Ph.D. Kathy PAIN ALDAR Professor of Real Estate Development, School of Real Estate and Planning, Henley Business School, University of Reading


1969-1973 Graduated in Urban Planning at Oxford Polytechnic
1973-1977 PhD in Geography at the University of Reading
1977-1979 Senior Planning Officer, Forward Planning and Policy, London
1979- 1980 Lecturer, Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, University of Birmingham
1982- 1996 Associate Lecturer, Assistant Staff Tutor in Social Sciences, The Open University
1996-2000 Staff Tutor in Social Sciences, Geography Discipline, The Open University
2000-2003 Senior Researcher, Associate Lecturer in Geography, Loughborough University
2003-2007 Research Fellow, Institute of Community Studies/ The Young Foundation, London
2007-2009 Lecturer in Geography, Loughborough University
since 2009 Aldar Chair of Real Estate Development, University of Reading


Corporate Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
Fellow of the Young Foundation, London
Associate Director of the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Network


Selected recent publications:
Spaces of practice in advanced business services: rethinking London-Frankfurt relations, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 26(2), 2008, 264-279; with Hall, P., (eds), The Polycentric Metropolis: Learning from mega-city regions in Europe, Earthscan, London, 2006
Examining Core-Periphery Relationships in a Global Mega-City Region - The Case of London and South East England, Regional Studies, 42(8), 1161-1172, 2008
 New Worlds for  Old ? Twenty-First-Century Century Gateways and Corridors: Reflections on a European spatial perspective International Journal of Urban & Regional Research, 35(2), published online 2010