Michael Batty is Bartlett Professor of Planning at University College London where he is Chair of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA).
He works on predicting the future form and function of cities, and runs a research centre that is involving in visualising cities using new technologies.
The focus of his work is on the many disruptive changes that are occurring in cities due to new technologies, social media, mobile devices etc. and figuring out how these are affecting transport, migration, population growth and economic development.
His most recent book on the topic is The New Science of Cities (MIT Press, 2013)