Steve Melia is a Senior Lecturer in Transport and Planning in the Centre for Transport and Society, UWE. His research interests focus on behaviour change, shared transport and the interaction between transport and spatial planning. He has generated original concepts such as ‘filtered permeability’ and the ‘paradox of intensification’. His PhD examined the potential for car-free development in the UK, and combined observational case studies in a number of European countries with surveys and interviews of potential house movers in the UK. He has advised UK Government departments on Eco-towns and the Olympic Park Legacy Company on the future development of the London Olympics site.