Global Urban Research Unit

People, Place and Politics

People, Place and Politics

About

This theme brings together a wide range of innovative and interdisciplinary research concerned with the politics of risk, security and vulnerability in cities across the world.

Through our interdisciplinary research we aim to develop critical perspectives on:

  • concepts and meanings of place and neighbourhood
  • the (re) production of space and spatial imaginaries
  • spatially situated power relations between different people and institutions at various scales
  • governance and politics of place making

The theme leader is: Roger Burrows.

Projects

Find out about what we're currently working on, and projects we've completed.

Staff

Find out which members of staff are involved in this research theme.

Professor Roger Burrows
Professor of Cities

Email:
Telephone: +44(0)191 208 6070

Dr Paul Cowie
Faculty Research Fellow

Email:
Telephone: 0191 2083593

Professor Simin Davoudi
Professor of Environmental Policy & Planning, Director of GURU

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6809

Dr Diego Garcia Mejuto
Teaching Fellow in Planning, Degree Programme Director of BA (Hons) Geography and Planning

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8389

Professor Rose Gilroy
Professor of Ageing, Policy & Planning

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7864

Professor Stephen Graham
Professor of Cities and Society

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8579

Dr Zan Gunn
Director of Planning (DoP)

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8002

Emeritus Professor Patsy Healey OBE
Emeritus Professor of Town & Country Planning

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8810

Dr Jayne Jeffries
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8981

Dr Peter Kellett
Senior Lecturer in Architecture

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6023

Dr Andrew Law
Senior Lecturer in Town Planning

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5408

Dr Ruth Machen
Postdoctoral Fellow in Spatial Planning

Email:
Telephone: 0191 208 8819

Professor Ali Madanipour
Professor of Urban Design

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6050

Daniel Mallo
Lecturer in Architecture

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5687

Dr Jane Midgley
Senior Lecturer in Planning

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6807

Professor John Pendlebury
Professor of Urban Conservation

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6810

Dr Neil Adrian Powe
Senior Lecturer in Planning

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7570

Dr Ruth Raynor
Research Fellow in Urban Studies and Spatial Planning

Email:
Telephone: 0191 2082426

Dr Suzanne Speak
Senior Lecturer in Planning

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5646

Teresa Strachan
Lecturer in Planning

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7801

Armelle Tardiveau
Lecturer in Architecture

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5687

Professor Tim Townshend
Deputy Head of School

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7814

Dr Georgiana Varna
Lecturer in Planning and Urbanism

Email:
Telephone: 0044 (0)1912085647

Professor Geoff Vigar
Deputy Head of School

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8338

Dr David Webb
Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: 0191 208 5413