Daniel Black

    Research Director, Chemicals and Advanced Materials
    Daniel Black + Associates | db+a

    Daniel is a research director with 20 years professional experience in a wide range of knowledge domains in urban planning, commercial development and corporate governance. He qualified originally in economics then urban design, specialising in sustainability and health impact assessment methods for large-scale urban development.
    Since setting up his own practice in 2012, db+a, Daniel has co-led research bids with academic partners to win six research projects (c.£12m total) from a wide range of funders including the Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust, InnovateUK, Natural Environment Research Council, the Urban Land Institute, New Climate Economy, the Belmont Forum, JPI Europe, Economic and Social Research Council and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Daniel is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Reading (Henley Business School – Real Estate and Planning) and works closely with multiple other universities, academics and consultants, particularly at the Universities of Bath (economics) and Coventry (agro-ecology and water). ​​​He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, Royal Town Planning Institute, was an External Advisor on Liveable Cities Consortium, is currently on the MARCH Mental Health Network for Social, Cultural and Community Assets for Mental Health, is a member of the Healthy-Polis Scientific Committee, a Research Fellow of the Schumacher Institute, and a member of the Research and Measurement Advisory Group for the Centre for Thriving Places (the new name for Happy City).