Dr Steve Melia

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  • Qualifications:PhD MA MILT
  • Position:Senior Lecturer : Planning & Transport
  • Department:FET - Geography and Environmental Management
  • Telephone:+4411732 83267
  • Email:Steve.Melia@uwe.ac.uk

About me

Steve Melia is a Senior Lecturer in Transport and Planning in the Centre for Transport and SocietyHis research interests focussed on behaviour change (particularly in the context of climate change), changing transport policy and the interaction between transport and spatial planning.  He invented the term ‘filtered permeability’ and the concept of the ‘paradox of intensification’.  His PhD concerned the potential for carfree development in the UK.  He has advised UK Government departments, local authorities, political parties and the UK Climate Assembly in 2020. 



Personal website

Including professional and journalistic publications: www.stevemelia.co.uk

Online presentations and interviews

Interview on BBC Radio 4, You and Yours, May 21st 2012 (mp3 file)
Interview with BBC Radio Kent, December 12th 2011: Shared Space and the Ashford Ring Road (mp2 file).
Steve Melia's seminar on The Paradox of Intensification (Youtube, 13.47 minutes), CTS Winter Conference 2010.

Area of expertise

Transport and spatial planning; transport policy (including protest movements), street design and traffic removal; shared transport; and Sustainable work travel


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