|Research Group||Architectural History and Theory Group|
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I joined WSA as Senior Lecturer in September 2012 from LSE Cities where I was a Research Fellow. I am a registered architect of many years standing and have a PhD from the Cities Programme (Department of Sociology, London School of Economics). My research focusses on the politics of architecture, urban design and building which I explore in terms of themes including regeneration, resilience, participation and public space. I have recently co-led an MSc City Design and Social Science studio at the Cities Programme, have been a Visiting Lecturer at Cambridge University and have held a Senior Lectureship at Canterbury School of Architecture.
Arising out of my PhD research completed in 2011, I examine the politics of planning a physical regeneration 'legacy' to the 2012 London Olympics. This considers issues including the role and relevance of pre-Olympic histories of use and development in legacy planning, design challenges connected to the development of long-term spatial strategies, the role of design in processes of socio-economic transformation and the place of community engagement in strategic, future-orientated spatial planning. Since 2011, I have also been working on a study of 'resilience' at the scale of city neighbourhoods. This focusses on relationships between the adaptabilities of urban form and governance over time and involves evaluating the performance of ten case studies in cities around the world in spatial, social, physical and environmental terms.