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Professor Michael Keith Urban Transformations Portfolio Coordinator

Michael Keith is Director of COMPAS and Co-Director of the University of Oxford Future of Cities programme.

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Igor Calzada Researcher

Igor worked on the European branch of Urban Transformations portfolio.

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Paul Cowie ESRC/Future Cities Catapult Research Fellow

Paul is responsible for strengthening the inks between the Future Cities Catapult and the wider academic community.

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Rosaleen Cunningham Head of External Relations

Rosaleen is Communications and Media Manager at COMPAS.

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Andreza de Souza Santos Post-Doctoral Researcher

Andreza was responsible for linking Newton funded ESRC cities research projects in Brazil, China, South Africa and India.

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Peter Grant Researcher

Peter is a researcher specialising in urbanisation, climate change and migration.

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Nathan Grassi Admin and Events Officer

Nathan Grassi is the COMPAS receptionist and office administrator. As part of the Communications team, he assists with event organisation and knowledge exchange activities. He is also provides support to the Urban Transformations team.

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Nicola Headlam Knowledge Exchange Research Fellow

Nicola is currently on secondment.

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Nicholas Simcik Arese Lecturer in Urbanism and Architecture

Nick was responsible for coordinating comparative aspects across the Urban Transformations international portfolio

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Contributors

Prof Owen Crankshaw

Professor Owen Crankshaw Professor of Sociology

Owen co-authored the key debate on a 2030 Policy Endorsement of a Sustainable Future: Implications for Urban Research.

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Des Fitzgerald Lecturer in Sociology

Des co-authored the key debate on the Neurosocial City

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Prof Sue Parnell

Professor Sue Parnell Urban Geographer

Sue co-authored the key debate on a 2030 Policy Endorsement of a Sustainable Future: Implications for Urban Research.

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PROFESSOR NIKOLAS ROSE

Professor Nikolas Rose Professor of Sociology and Head of Department

Nikolas co-authored the key debate on the Neurosocial City

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Grant Holders

Michele Acuto Research Director of the City Leadership Initiative

Michele Acuto is Principal Investigator of the Urban Gateways project

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Neil Adger Professor of Human Geography

Neil Adger is Principal Investigator of the project Safe and Sustainable Cities: Human Security, Migration, and Well-being. Neil is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Exeter. His research encompasses a wide range of areas…

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Lauren Andres Senior Lecturer in Spatial Planning

Lauren Andres is Principal Investigator of the ESRC funded project The Appropriateness, Usefulness and Impact of the Current Urban Planning Curriculum in South African Higher Education. Lauren is Senior Lecturer in Spatial Planning at the University…

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Rob Atkinson Director of Urban Research

Rob Atkinson is Principal Investigator of the projects Collective Urban governance, Innovation and Creativity in the Face of Climate Change (SELFCITY) and Public Accountability to Residents in Contractual Urban Redevelopment (PARCOUR). Rob is Director of Urban…

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Jutta Bakonyi Associate Professor in Development and Conflict

Jutta Bakonyi is Principal Investigator of the project

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Michael Batty Bartlett Professor of Planning (Emeritus)

Michael Batty is Principal Investigator on the RESOLUTION: REsilient Systems fOr Land Use TransportatION project

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Karen Bell Senior Research Associate

Kristen Bell is Principal Investigator of the project Fair and Inclusive Environmental/Social Transition Alternatives: Learning from the ‘Living Well’ and ‘Green Economy’ Pathways to Sustainability. Karen is Senior Research Associate at the School for Policy Studies,…

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Barbara Bompani Director of the Centre of African Studies

Barbara Bompani is Principal Investigator of the project Security at the Margins (SeaM): Spaces and Strategies for Negotiating Security in Urban South Africa. Barbara is Director of the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh. Her…

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Alistair Boxall Professor in Environmental Science

Alistair Boxall is Principal Investigator of the project York City Environment Observatory: Diagnostic Phase. Alistair is Professor of Environmental Science at the Environment Department, University of York. His work specialises on the transport, disposal and impacts…

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Jonathan Bright Research Fellow

Jonathan Bright is Principal Investigator for the UrbanData2Decide project.

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Alison Brown Professor of Urban Planning and International Development

Alison Brown is Principal Investigator of the project Economic Recovery in Post-Conflict Cities: the Role of the Urban Informal Economy. Alison is Professor of Urban Planning and International Development at the School of Geography and Planning,…

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John Bryson Professor of Enterprise and Economic Geography

John Bryson is Principal Investigator of the project Urban Living Pilot – From Citizen to Co-innovator, from City Council to Facilitator. John is Professor of Enterprise and Economic Geography at the University of Birmingham. His work…

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Tine Buffel Research Fellow (ESRC Funded Future Leaders Scheme)

Tine Buffel is Principal Investigator of the project Urban Ageing and Social Exclusion. Tine is Research Fellow (ESRC Funded Future Leaders Scheme) at the School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester. His research explores ageing, urbanisation,…

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Harriet Bulkeley Professor in the Department of Geography

Harriet Bulkeley is Prinicipal Investigator for the Governance of Urban Sustainability Transitions: Advancing the Role of Living Labs project.

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Federico Caprotti Associate Professor in Human Geography

Federico Caprotti is Principal Investigator of the project Urban Transformation in South Africa Through Co-Designing Energy Services Provision. Federico is Associate Professor in Human Geography at the University of Exeter. His research interests include urban environments,…

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Laurence Carmichael Senior Lecturer

Laurence Carmichael is Principal Investigator of the project Reuniting Planning and Health: Tackling the Implementation Gaps in Evidence, Governance and Knowledge. Laurence is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Architecture and the Built Environment, University of…

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Vanesa Castán Broto Professorial Fellow

Vanesa is Principal Investigator of the Mapping Urban Energy Landscapes (MUEL) in the Global South project.

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Michael Chai Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Telecommunications

Michael Chai is Principal Investigator of the project IRENE: Improving the Robustness of Urban Electricity Networks. Michael is Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor in Telecommunications at the School of Electric Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary…

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Sue Charlesworth Professor

Sue Charlesworth is Principal Investigator of the project WASTE FEW ULL (Waste Food-Energy-Water Urban Living Labs – Mapping and Reducing Waste in the Food-Energy-Water Nexus). Sue is Professor at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience,…

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Paul Chatterton Professor of Urban Futures

Paul Chatterton is Principal Investigator of the project Urban Living Pilot – Leeds: Transformational Routemapping for Urban Environments (TRUE). Paul is Professor of Urban Futures in the School of Geography, University of Leeds. His work encompasses…

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James Cheshire Associate Professor of Quantitative Geography

James Cheshire is Principal Investigator of the project Development Frontiers in Crime, Livelihoods and Urban Poverty in Nigeria (FCLP). James is Associate Professor in Quantitative Geography at the University College London (UCL)’s Department of Geography. His…

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Michèle Clarke Professor of Environmental Change

Michèle Clarke is Principal Investigator of the project SMArt CitIES Network for Sustainable Urban Futures (SMARTIES Net). Michèle is Professor of Environmental Change and Associate Pro Vice Chancellor (Global Engagement) Asia Pacific at the Faculty of…

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Brian Collins Professor of Engineering Policy

Brian Collins is Director of the International Centre for Infrastructure Futures (ICIF) project.

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Michael Collyer Professor of Geography

Michael Collyer is Principal Investigator of the project Supporting the Social Mobility of Trapped Populations in Very Poor Urban Areas. Michael is Professor of Geography at the Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex. He…

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Ben Croxford Senior Lecturer

Ben Croxford is Principal Investigator on the project Cities of Making: Resources for Activating New Urban Industry through Technology, Spatial Design and Transition Governance. Ben is Senior Lecturer at University College London’s Bartlett School of Environment,…

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Ayona Datta Professor of Human Geography

Ayona Datta is Principal Investigator of the project Learning from Small Cities: Governing Imagined Futures and the Dynamics of Change in India’s Smart Urban Age. Ayona is Professor of Human Geography at University College London. Her work…

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Jonathan Davies Professor of Critical Policy Studies

Jonathan Davies is Principal Investigator on the Collaborative Governance under Austerity: An Eight-Case Comparative Study project.

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Richard Dawson Professor of Earth Systems Engineering

Richard Dawson is Principal Investigator of the i-BUILD: Infrastructure BUsiness models, valuation and Innovation for Local Delivery project.

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John Drury Reader in Social Psychology

John Drury is Principal Investigator of the project Beyond contagion: Social Identity Processes in Involuntary Social Influence. John is Reader in Social Psychology at the University of Sussex. His works examines the role of collective action,…

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Geraint Ellis Professor

Geraint Ellis is PI of the project Healthy Urban Living and Ageing in Place: Physical Activity, Built Environment and Knowledge Exchange in Brazilian Cities (HULAP). Geraint is a Professor at the School of Planning, Architecture and…

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James Evans Professor of Human Geography

James Evans in Principal Investigator of the project Learning Loops in the Public Realm. James is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Manchester. He specialises in issues around environmental governance, with a current focus…

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Sean Fox Senior Lecturer in Global Development

Sean Fox is Principal Investigator of the project Quantifying Cities for Sustainable Development: Transforming Urban Data Collection to Support Research and Policy Making in Developing Countries. Sean is Senior Lecturer in Global Development at the School of…

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David Gann Vice-President (Development and Innovation)

David Gann is Principal Investigator for the Digital City Exchange project.

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Emma Garnett Research Fellow in Social Sciences and Urban Public Health

Emma Garnett is Principal Investigator of the project Sensing Bodies: Urban Exposure and Asthma in Delhi, India. Emma is Research Fellow in Social Sciences and Urban Public Health at King’s College London. Her work focuses in…

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Maria Christina Georgiadou Senior Lecturer

Maria Christina Georgiadou is Principal Investigator of the project Community-led Upgrading for Self-Reliance in South Africa: Integrated Construction and Environmental Management Systems in Informal Settlements. Maria Christina is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture…

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Kenneth Gibb Professor in Housing Economics

Kenneth Gibb is Principal Investigator of the project UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE). Kenneth is Professor of Housing Economics at the University of Glasgow. His research examines the economic, financial and policy dimensions of…

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Sara González Associate Professor

Sara González is Principal Investigator of the project Understanding and Enhancing the Community Value of Traditional Retail Markets in UK Cities. Sara is Associate Professor at the School of Geography, University of Leeds. Her research focuses…

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Tom Goodfellow Senior Lecturer

Tom Goodfellow in Principal Investigator of the project Urban Development amid the ‘New Scramble’ for Africa. Tom is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, University of Sheffield. His work centres on the…

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Andy Gouldson Professor of Environmental Policy

Andy Gouldson is Principal Investigator of the project Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient Cities, based at the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP). Andy is Professor of Environmental Policy at the University of Leeds. His work examines…

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Dabo Guan Professor in Climate Change Economics

Dabo Guan is Principal Investigator of the project Euro-China GE: Dynamics of Green Growth in European and Chinese Cities (DRAGON). Dabo is Professor in Climate Change Economics at the School of International Development, University of East…

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Sophie Hadfield-Hill Lecturer in Human Geography

Sophie Hadfield-Hill is Principal Investigator of the New Urbanism in India: Urban Living, Sustainability and Everyday Life project.

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Alex Hagen-Zanker Lecturer

Alex Hagen-Zanker is Principal Investigator of the project ASTRID – Accessibility, Social justice and TRansport emission Impacts of transit-oriented Development. Alex is Lecturer at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Surrey. He specialises…

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Suzanne Hall

Suzanne Hall Assistant Professor and Senior Research Associate

Suzanne Hall is Principal Investigator of the Super-diverse Streets: Economies and spaces of urban migration in UK Cities project.

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Paul Heritage Professor of Drama and Performance

Paul Heritage is Principal Investigator of the project Building the Barricades: An interdisciplinary study on Mental and Substance Use Disorders in the Context of Armed Violence in Brazil. Paul is Professor of Drama and Performance at…

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Paul Hutchings Lecturer in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Dr Paul Hutchings is Principal Investigator of the project Rurality as a Vehicle for Urban Sanitation Transformation (RUST). Paul is Lecturer in WASH Impact Evaluation at Cranfield Water Science Institute, Cranfield University. His focus areas include…

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Simona Iammarino Professor of Economic Geography

Simona Iammarino is Principal Invesigator of the project Resilient Cities: Industrial Network and Institutional Perspectives on Economic Growth and Well-being. Simona is Professor of Economic Geography and Head of Department at the Department of Geography and…

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Deljana Iossifova Lecturer in Urban Studies

Deljana Iossifova is Principal Investigator of the Strategic Network: Data and Cities and Complex Adaptive Systems (DACAS) project. Deljana is based at the School of Environment, Education and Development at the University of Manchester. Her work…

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Emma Jackson Lecturer

Emma Jackson is Principal Investigator of the project The Choreography of Everyday Multiculture: Bowling Together? Emma is Lecturer at the Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths. Her work examines the intersection between identity, inequality and the production of…

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Peter Jones Professor of Transport and Sustainable Development

Peter Jones is Principal Investigator of the project T-SUM (Transitions to Sustainable Urban Mobility). Peter is Professor of Transport and Sustainable Development at University College London. His work explores different aspects of urban mobility and its…

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Tim Jones Senior Research Fellow in Sustainable Urban Mobility

Tim Jones is Principal Investigator of the Brazil-UK Healthy Urban Mobility (HUM) project. Tim is a Senior Research Fellow in Sustainable Urban Mobility at the School of the Built Environment, Oxford Brookes University. His work focuses…

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Sandra Jovchelovitch Professor of Social Psychology

Sandra Jovchelovitch is Principal Investigator of the project Resilience and Porosity of City Borders: A Psychosocial Investigation in Three Brazilian Cities. Sandra is Professor of Social Psychology and Director of the MSc in Social and Cultural…

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Greg Keeffe Head of School

Greg Keeffe is Principal Investigator of the project The Moveable NEXUS: Design-led Sustainable Water, Food and Energy Management within the New Boundary. Greg is Head of School at the School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s…

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Peter Kraftl Chair in Human Geography

Peter Kraftl is Principal Investigator of the project (Re)Connect the Nexus: Young Brazilians’ Experiences of and Learning about Food-Water-Energy. Peter is Chair in Human Geography at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of…

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Antonia Layard Professor of Law

Antonia Layard is Principal Investigator for the Research Seminar Series on Ways of Neighbourhood Working and Knowing project.

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Loretta Lees Professor of Human Geography

Loretta Lees is Principal Investigator of the project Gentrification, Displacement, and the Impacts of Council Estate Renewal in C21st London. Loretta is Professor of Human Geography at the Department of Geography, University of Leicester. Her work…

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Caren Levy Professor of Transformative Urban Planning

Caren Levy is Principal Investigator of the project Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality (KNOW). Caren is Professor of Transformative Urban Planning at the Development Planning Unit, University College London. Her research has spanned a variety…

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Camilla Lewis Research Associate

Camilla Lewis is Principal Investigator of the project The Experience of ‘Ageing in Place’ over Time: A Longitudinal Perspective. Camilla is Research Associate at the University of Manchester’s School of Social Sciences. Her work specialises in…

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Chris Lloyd Professor of Quantitative Geography

Chris Lloyd is Principal Investigator of the project Changing Socio-spatial Inequalities: Population Change and the Lived Experience of Inequality in Urban South Africa. Chris is Professor of Quantitative Geography at the Department of Geography and Planning,…

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Alex Lord Senior Lecturer

Alex Lord is Principal Investigator on the Simulations for Innovative Mechanisms for the Self-organizing City project.

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David Ludlow Associate Professor: European Smart Cities

David Ludlow is Principal Investigator of the SUNEX (Sustainable Urban Food-Energy-Water Nexus) project. David is Associate Professor: European Smart Cities at the University of the West of England (UWE) Bristol. His work examines the intersection between…

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Nick Malleson Lecturer in Geographical Information Systems

Nick Malleson is Principal Investigator of the Understanding Urban Movements through Big Data and Social Simulation project.

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Nick Manning Professor of Sociology

Nick Manning is Principal Investigator of the Mental Health, Migration and the Chinese Mega-City research project. Nick is currently based at the Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine at King’s College London. Among other areas,…

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Greg Marsden Professor of Transport Governance

Greg Marsden is Principal Investigator of the project UNDERstanding Indian Urban Governance REFORM: A Comparative Analysis of the Smart City Mission Reforms and Their Impact on Sustainable Urban Mobility. Greg is Professor Transport Governance at the…

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Fiona Marshall Professor of Environment and Development

Fiona Marshall is Principal Investigator of the project Resilience and Vulnerability at the Urban Nexus of Food, Water, Energy and the Environment. Fiona is Professor of Environment and Development at the Science Policy Research Unit, University…

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Stephen Marshall

Stephen Marshall Reader in Urban Morphology and Planning

Stephen Marshall is Principal Investigator of the Incubators of Public Spaces project.

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Ron Martin Professor of Economic Geography

Ron Martin is Principal Investigator of the Structural Transformation, Adaptability and City Economic Evolutions project. Ron is Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Cambridge and a Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research.…

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Simon Marvin Director

Simon Marvin is Principal Investigator of the project The KNOWledge Politics of ExperimentING with Smart Urbanism. Simon is Director of the Urban Institute at the University of Sheffield. His research examines a wide range of issues,…

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Roger Matthews Professor of Criminology

Roger Matthews is Principal Investigator of the project The Islington Crime Survey: Thirty Years On. Roger is Professor of Criminology and Director of Studies for the MA in Criminology at the School of Social Policy, Sociology…

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Cathy McIlwaine Professor of Development Geography

Cathy McIlwaine is PI of the project Healthy, Secure and Gender Just Cities: Transnational Perspectives on Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) in Rio de Janeiro and London. Cathy is Professor of Development Geography at King’s…

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Nasar Meer Professor of Race, Identity and Citizenship

Nasar Meer is Principal Investigator of the project Governance and the Local Integration of Migrants and Europe’s Refugees (GLIMER). Nasar is Professor of Race, Identity and Citizenship at the University of Edinburgh. His work spans a…

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Lyla Mehta Professorial Fellow

Lyla Mehta is Principal Investigator of the project TAPESTRY: Transformation as Praxis: Exploring Socially Just and Transdisciplinary Pathways to Sustainability in Marginal Environments. Lyla is Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). Her research…

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Paula Meth Reader

Paula Meth is Principal Investigator of the project Living the Urban Periphery: Investment, Infrastructure and Economic Change in African City-Regions. Paula is Senior Lecturer in Town and Regional Planning at the Department of Urban Studies and…

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Vlad Mykhnenko Associate Professor of Sustainable Urban Development

Vlad Mykhnenko is Principal Investigator of the project Smart Shrinkage Solutions – Fostering Resilient Cities in Inner Peripheries of Europe (3S RECIPE). Vlad is Associate Professor of Sustainable Urban Development at the Department of Continuing Education,…

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Christian Onof Reader in Stochastic Environmental Systems

Christian Onof is Principal Investigator of the project Early Warning Service for Urban Pluvial Floods for and by Citizens and City Authorities (FloodCitySense). Christian is Reader in Stochastic Environmental Systems at Imperial College London. Among other…

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Raquel Ortega-Argilés Chair in Regional Economic Development

Raquel Ortega-Argilés is Principal Investigator of the project The Economic Impacts of Brexit on the UK, its Regions, its Cities and its Sectors. Raquel is Chair in Regional Economic Development at the department of Strategy and…

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Henry Overman Professor of Economic Geography

Henry Overman is Principal Investigator for the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth project.

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Joe Painter Professor of Geography

Joe Painter is Principal Investigator of the project The Urban Politics and Governance of Social Innovation in Austerity. Joe is Professor in the Department of Geography at Durham University. His research specialises in the geographies of…

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Luke Parry Lecturer in Ecosystem Services

Luke Parry is Principal Investigator on the Predicting urban food insecurity under climate change in Brazilian Amazonia project

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Mark Pelling Professor of Geography

Mark Pelling is Principal Investigator on the Urban Africa Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK) project

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Beth Perry Professorial Fellow

Beth Perry is Principal Investigator for the Jam and Justice: Co-Producing Urban Governance for Social Innovation project. Beth is a Professorial Fellow at the Urban Institute at The Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences, University of…

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João Porto De Albuquerque Associate Professor

João Porto De Albuquerque is Principal Investigator of the project Creating Interfaces: Building Capacity for Integrated Governance at the FWE Nexus in Cities on the Water. João is Associate Professor and Impact Director at the Centre…

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Raghu Raghavan Professor of Mental Health

Raghu Raghavan is Principal Investigator of the project Mental Health Literacy in Urban and Rural Communities in Kerala, India: An Interdisciplinary Approach Using Applied Theatre Methodology. Raghu is Professor of Mental Health at De Montfort University.…

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Roland Rathelot Assistant Professor

Roland Rathelot is Principal Investigator of the project Networks, Externalities and the Adoption of Improved Sanitation Solutions in Urban Slums. Roland is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Warwick University. His work explores segregation and…

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Jenny Robinson Professor of Geography

Jenny Robinson is Principal Investigator of the project Governing the Future City: A Comparative Analysis of Governance Innovations in Large Scale Urban Developments in Shanghai, London, Johannesburg. Jenny is Professor of Geography at University College London.…

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Gillian Rose Professor of Human Geography

Gillian Rose is Principal Investigator of the project Smart cities in the Making: Learning from Milton Keynes. Gillian is Professor of Human Geography at the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxdord. Her work…

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PROFESSOR NIKOLAS ROSE

Nikolas Rose Professor of Sociology and Head of Department

Nikolas Rose is Principal Investigator of the A New Sociology for a New Century project

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Seth Schindler Senior Lecturer in Urban Development and Transformation

Seth is Principal Investigator of the project A World of Rust Belts?: Deindustrialisation and its Impacts in Cities in the Global South. Seth is Senior Lecturer in Urban Development and Transformation in the Global Development Institute,…

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Tatjana Schneider Senior Lecturer

Tatjana Schneider is Principal Investigator of the project Urban Education Live (UEL). Tatjana is Senior Lecturer at the School of Architecture, University of Sheffield. Her work spans a broad range of theoretical and practical issues relating…

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Tim Schwanen Associate Professor in Transport Studies and Human Geography

Tim Schwanen is Principal Investigator of the project DEPICT: DEsigning and Policy Implementation for encouraging Cycling and walking Trips. Tim is Associate Professor in Transport Studies and Human Geography and Director of the Transport Studies Unit,…

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Ian Scoones Professorial Fellow

Ian Scoones is Principal Investigator of the STEPS (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability) Centre. Ian is Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). Among other ares, his work encompasses agriculture, pastoralism and…

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Jeevan Sharma Senior Lecturer in South Asia and International Development

Jeevan Sharma is Principal Investigator of the project From the Margins: Exploring Low-income Migrant Workers’ Access to Basic Services and Protection in the Context of India’s Urban Transformation. Jeevan is Senior Lecturer in South Asia and…

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Yasemin Soysal Professor

Yasemin Soysal is Principal Investigator and scientific coordinator of the project “Bright Futures”: A Comparative Study of Internal and International Mobility of Chinese Higher Education Students (‘Euro-China UPC’). Yasemin is Professor at the Department of Sociology,…

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Graham Spinardi Senior Lecturer

Graham Spinardi is Principal Investigator of the project Tackling Fire in Informal Urban Settlements: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Graham is Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Engineering. His work focuses in particular on fire…

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Erik Swyngedouw Professor of Geography

Erik Swyngedouw is Principal Investigator of the project Turning Livelihoods to Rubbish? Assessing the Impacts of Formalization and Technologization of Waste Management on the Urban Poor. Erik is Professor Geography at the School of Environment, Education…

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Cecilia Tacoli Principal Researcher - Human Settlements

Cecilia Tacoli is Principal Investigator of the project How the Urban Poor Define and Measure Food Insecurity and Nutrition. Cecilia is Principal Researcher – Human Settlements at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). Cecilia’s…

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Colin Taylor Professor of Earthquake Engineering

Colin Taylor is Principal Investigator of the project Urban Living Pilot – The Bristol Urban Area Diagnostics Pilot. Colin is Professor of Earthquake Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Bristol. His research specialisation includes…

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Mark Tewdwr-Jones Professor of Town Planning

Mark Tewdyr-Jones is Principal Investigator of the project Urban Living Pilot – Newcastle and Gateshead Region. Mark is Professor of Town Planning and Director of Newcastle City Futures at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape,…

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Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah Professor of Urban Studies

Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah is Principal Investigator and Director of the Urban Big Data Centre project.

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Chiara Tornaghi Senior Research Fellow

Chiara Tornaghi is Principal Investigator of the project Urbanising in Place. Chiara is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University. Her research interest include urban agriculture, food justice and the…

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Winnie Wang Senior Lecturer

Winnie Wang is Principal Investigator of the Impact of Urban-Rural Return Migration on Rural Development in China – with Implications for Vietnam project.

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Wong Ya Ping

Ya Ping Wang Chair of Global City Futures

Ya Ping Wang is Principal Investigator of the projects The Re-Making of Chinese Urban Neighbourhoods: Socio-Spatial Transformation and Access to Public Services and the Centre for Sustainable, Healthy, and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC). Ya Ping…

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Vanessa Watson

Vanessa Watson Professor of City Planning

Vanessa Watson is Principal Investigator of the Governing Food Systems to Alleviate Poverty in Secondary Cities in Africa project.

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William Webster Personal Chair

William Webster is Principal Investigator of the project Smart Governance of Sustainable Cities (SmartGov). William is Personal Chair and Director of the Public Service Management MBA at the Stirling Management School, University of Stirling. His research…

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Annie Wilkinson Research Fellow

Annie Wilkinson is Principal Investigator of the project Shock Tactics: Urban Health Futures in the Wake of Ebola. Annie is Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). Her works examines health environments and the…

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Glyn Williams Reader and Director of Doctoral Programmes

Glyn Williams is Principal Investigator of the project Developing Research Capacity for Inclusive Urban Governance: a Sheffield-Witwatersrand PhD Training Partnership. Glyn is Reader at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and Director of Doctoral Programmes…

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Cecilia Wong Professor of Spatial Planning

Cecilia Wong is Principal Investigator of the project Eco-Urbanisation: Promoting Sustainable Development in Metropolitan Regions of China. Cecilia is Professor of Spatial Planning at Manchester University. Her research has spanned housing, urban regeneration and regional development,…

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Ryan Woolrych

Ryan Woolrych Assistant Professor in Health in the Built Environment

Ryan Woolrych is Principal Investigator of the project Place-Making with Older Adults: Towards Age-Friendly Communities

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Fulong Wu Bartlett Professor of Planning

Fulong Wu is Principal Investigator of the project The Financialisation of Urban Development and Associated Financial Risks in China. Fulong is Bartlett Professor of Planning at University College London. His research focuses on the social and…

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