Urban and brownfield regeneration policies; Culture-led regeneration; Planning and sustainable development; Comparative planning in Europe (especially France, Great Britain and Switzerland).
Contact: Dr Lauren Andres
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5021
City centre regeneration; City living and gentrification; Inter-city competition and co-operation; Comparative urban development in Britain, Europe and North America.
Contact: Dr Austin Barber
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 2984
Urban geography; Spatial planning; Urban regeneration and management; Sport and cultural-led development; The politics of mega-events; Planning for risk and resilience; National security and counter-terrorism; Post-conflict reconstruction
Contact: Professor Jon Coaffee (Director of CURS)
Tel: +44(0)121 414 7421
The political economy of post-socialist cities; Critical urban geographies - urban and housing policies under neoliberalism, world city entrepreneurialism, gentrification; Urban and regional resilience, social and economic vulnerabilities and adaptive and transformative strategies; Energy and the built environment, energy efficiency, low carbon urbanism.
Contact; Dr Oleg Golubchikov
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8143
Housing markets and neighbourhood change; Housing and social exclusion; Issues related to concentrations of deprivation, segregation and excluded communities; Development of models of affordability at local and regional level for the purpose of housing strategy development.
Contact: Dr Peter Lee
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3645
Cities; Critical political economy; Local government; Post-communism; fiscal federalism, industrial restructuring, and territorial cohesion; the 'knowledge-based economy', manufacturing, and neo-liberalism; public health outcomes of economic and fiscal crises.
Contact: Dr Vlad Mykhnenko
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 9129
Urban and rural policy; Community planning; Social inclusion; Urban regeneration management; State spatiality and the geography of state power; Policies and politics of managed migration.
Contact: Dr Simon Pemberton
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 2680
Planning, developing and managing sustainable communities; Community and neighbourhood governance; Delivering affordable housing options; Housing co-operatives and co-ownership housing; Regeneration of public housing estates.
Contact: Rob Rowlands
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 2243
Transnationalism and population migration; Transnational families; International education; Mobility and education
Contact: Dr Johanna Waters
Tel: +44 (0)121 41 45527