Jake Desyllas

Jake Desyllas

Molyneux's Inner Circle

Contact Information:

Past Address:

  • First House, Dartmouth Park Road, London England
  • Phone: +44.8450589000
  • Fax: +44.8450589005
  • Email: dnsmaster@zen.co.uk

Podcast Appearances

Level Download Description
765 Jake discusses his feelings around a large donation he made to Freedomain Radio. He also mentions that he plans to DeFOO.
810 Jake discusses the death of his mother and drama with extended family regarding the funeral.
868 Jake has a real boner over Stefan‘s disapproval of a Family Guy scene.
1054 Jake discusses the ethics of investing in government bonds.

Summary of experience

Jake is a founding Partner of Intelligent Space and directs the urban and public space division of the practice. He is responsible for the development of ISP’s pioneering software for modelling pedestrian flows and has led a range of high profile projects in pedestrian movement consulting, such as the analysis of crowding at Notting Hill Carnival and the development of a pedestrian model of central London. He was an independent cross-party expert advisor to the 2002 UK parliamentary debate on Walking in Towns and Cities.

Jake’s background is in property development and planning and he studied at the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London. His PhD at UCL was about using computer models to identify the influence that the spatial structure of a city has on the pattern of rental values. He has led consulting and research projects on pedestrian movement and space use in the UK, Germany, Australia and Chile. Prior to founding Intelligent Space, he worked as a director of Space Syntax Limited, as a property market analyst with Kolpron in Berlin and as a researcher at University College London. He has published widely on the subject of pedestrian modelling and spatial analysis and he is co-author of CABE’s 2006 book “The Cost of Bad Design.”


PhD in Urban Spatial Analysis, Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning UCL Master of Science (Distinction) in European Property Development and Planning, The Bartlett School, University College London. BA Hons. (First Class) Economic and Social History, University of Bristol


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