Researchers

Clara Rivas Alonso
  • Sciences Po

Dr Clara Rivas Alonso successfully defended her Human Geography PhD thesis ‘State-led gentrification and time in Okmeydanı, Istanbul: Resisting uncertainties through everyday solidarities’ at the University of Leicester, UK, and under the supervision of professor Loretta Lees. She carried out an ethnography of a deeply contested informal urban space, the area of Okmeydanı in Istanbul, threatened […]

Mia Ågren
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences - SLU

Mia Ågren is a PhD Student at the division of Landscape Architecture at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Drawing on her bachelor in Sociology and Master in Environmental Communication she combines Critical Race theory and urban landscape theory to explore systematic bias in Swedish Municipal green space planning and practice towards non-White populations. 

Burcu Yigit Turan

I am a senior lecturer in the subject area of ‘planning in cultural environments’ at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Urban and Rural Development, Landscape Architecture Division, Uppsala. My works have developed at the intersections of architecture, landscape, urbanism and critical social theory and cultural studies. In my research, I have focused […]

Özlem Celik
  • Helsinki University

Özlem Çelik is a University Researcher at Global Development Studies at the University of Helsinki. After her PhD degree in Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield, Özlem previously worked as a postdoc fellow at Helsinki, Lund and Middle East Technical universities and as a lecturer at Yasar University. Her research has an […]

Aparna Parikh 
  • PennState College of the Liberal Arts

Aparna Parikh is a feminist urban geographer whose work focuses on gendered dimensions of urban environmental belonging in South Asian cities. Parikh’s ongoing projects in Mumbai include feminist investigations of indigenous urban worlds and on housing challenges in light of authoritarian vegetarianism in India. She is also involved in collaborative projects on urban climates and on critical […]

Karen Paiva Henrique
  • University of Amsterdam

Karen Paiva Henrique is an Assistant Professor in Governance and Inclusive Development at the University of Amsterdam. Her research and teaching focuses on human-environment interactions, uneven urban development, and the climate crisis. Her current projects investigate the un/just implications of climate adaptation across the urban South, the role of power in shaping resilience as concept and […]

Laura Belik
  • University of California, Berkeley

Laura Belik is a PhD Candidate in Architecture at University of California, Berkeley. She holds an MA in Design Studies from Parsons- The New School and a B.Arch in Architecture and Urban Planning from Escola da Cidade (São Paulo/ Brazil) . Laura’s most recent publications are the book chapter “Mobilizing Labor for Infrastructure in Northeast […]

Nadine Appelhans
  • Habitat Unit

Nadine Appelhans is a Senior Researcher at the Habitat Unit. Her research focuses on urbanisation, informal urban development, and urban mobility studies in African cities. She studied Urban Planning at the HafenCity University in Hamburg, where she also received her PhD in 2016. She was a researcher at the Institute of Urban Affairs (Difu) (2014-15), […]

Uwe Altrock
  • Planning Theory and Urban Regeneration at the University of Kassel

Prof. Uwe Altrock holds the chair of Planning Theory and Urban Regeneration at the University of Kassel, Germany. He is the first editor of Year Book of Urban Regeneration in Germany for more than 10 years. His research interests are urban regeneration and urban governance in Germany, China and many other developing countries. 

Li Fan
  • University of Kassel

Dr Li Fan is a senior researcher at the University of Kassel, Germany. She has worked both as a practitioner and a researcher in China and in Germany. Her ongoing research interests are urban regeneration and urban heritage conservation in China and in Germany. She is a German Chancellor Fellow, a DAAD fellow and a […]

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