The UGRG is committed to the support and promotion of urban geography as an intellectual field and sub-discipline. We are committed to developing constructive dialogue between different analytical, theoretical and methodological traditions of urban geography and urban studies, and to increasing the profile of female and early career urban geographers.
Committee Members (2020-2021)
|Chair||Jennie Middleton||Senior Research Fellow,
University of Oxford.
Research interests: Urban walking, Everyday mobilities, Care in the city, Qualitative methods for urban research.
|Secretary||Ellen van Holstein|
|Treasurer||Daniel Keech||Senior Research Fellow, CCRI, University of Gloucestershire.
Research interests: Urban food systems, Urban-rural relationships and European food cultures.
|Membership Secretary||Niranjana Ramesh|| Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow, LSE Department of Geography & Environment.
Email: email@example.com. Research interests: Coastal cities, Urban sea, Fishing, Infrastructures, Urban water, Urban nature.
|Events and Conferences Officer||Katie Higgins||Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Urban Studies and Planning
University of Sheffield
Urban Studies Foundation.
Research interests: Elites, Urban inequality.
|Dissertation Prize Coordinator||Frances Brill||The Margaret Tyler Research Fellow in Geography, and College Lecturer, Girton College, University of Cambridge.
Research interests: The interaction of the climate and housing crises, in Johannesburg and London.
|Postgraduate Representative||Sawyer Phinney|| PhD student in the Department of Geography at the University of Manchester.
Research interests: Political economy. The financialization of water in Black-majority U.S cities.
|Website and Social Media Officer||Basak Tanulku||Independent scholar, Istanbul Turkey.
PhD in Sociology, Lancaster University.
Research interests: Urban sociology, Housing, Gated communities, Space&people, Urban vacancy, Alternative urban spaces.
|Twitter Account Officer||Freke Caset||Ghent University (Social and Economic Geography Research Group), also visiting scholar at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research).
Research interests: Transport geography, Urban geography and Urban and regional planning.
|Ordinary Member||Jin Xing||Lecturer in Geospatial Analysis in the School of Engineering at Newcastle University.
Smart Cities, Geographic Information Science, Machine Learning, Urban Change Detection, Big Data Analytics, Spatio-Temporal Modelling, and Volunteered Geographic Information.
|Ordinary Member||Anke Schwarz|| Postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in Human
Geography at Technische Universität Dresden’s Institute of Geography.
Research interests: International
urbanization, Infrastructures, and Everyday practices.
|Ordinary Member||Creighton Connolly||Senior Lecturer in Development Studies & the Global South, University of Lincoln.
Research interests: Urban Political Ecology, Environmental Governance, Heritage, Landscape, Participatory Methods, Southeast Asia.
|Ordinary Member||Rachel McArdle||Lecturer in Human Geography, Maynooth University, Ireland.
Research interests: Cities, Environmental Governance, Culture, Temporary Uses, Creative Cities, Participatory Methods.
|Ordinary Member||Nabeela Ahmed||Post-doc Research Fellow,
Sheffield Institute of International Development (SIID), University of Sheffield.
Feminist geographer working on urban precarity and governance in post-colonial settings, particularly India.