Dr Katia Attuyer PhD, MA

Dr Katia Attuyer

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Assistant Professor in Urban Planning and Environmental Management

Dr. Attuyer's research advances debates in urban geography with a focus on community engagement with the redevelopment of their neighbourhood, neoliberalisation of urban development policies in different geographical contexts , and financialisation. 

Her second area of expertise lies in well-being and the urban environment, with a particular emphasis on how the social and physical environment of different areas may affect well-being in later life.


PhD in Urban Geography, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

MA in Geography, University College Dublin, Ireland.

Licence (eq. BA) Geography, Université Lyon 2, France.


37770: LI Urban Geography. Module lead

34071: LI Urban Policy Design and Planning Analysis. Module lead

33619: Tutorials and Study Skills

37141 LI Dissertation Labs for Human Geography and Planning

32051 LH Advanced Fieldwork Research

Other activities



Recent publications


Robinson, J, Wu, F, Harrison, P, Wang, Z, Todes, A, Dittgen, R & Attuyer, K 2022, 'Beyond variegation: The territorialisation of states, communities and developers in large-scale developments in Johannesburg, Shanghai and London', Urban Studies, vol. 59, no. 8, pp. 1715-1740. https://doi.org/10.1177/00420980211064159

Robinson, J & Attuyer, K 2021, 'Extracting Value, London Style: Revisiting the Role of the State in Urban Development', International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 303-331. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2427.12962

Croucher, K, Gilroy, R, Bevan, M & Attuyer, K 2021, 'The mobilities of care in later life: Exploring the relationship between caring and mobility in the lives of older people', Ageing and Society, vol. 41, no. 8, pp. 1788-1809. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X20000100

Robinson, J & Attuyer, K 2020, 'Contesting density: beyond nimby-ism and usual suspects in governing the future city', Urban Geography, vol. 41, no. 10, pp. 1294-1301. https://doi.org/10.1080/02723638.2020.1860623

Attuyer, K, Gilroy, R & Croucher, K 2020, 'Establishing long-term research relationships with older people: exploring care practices in longitudinal studies', Ageing and Society, vol. 40, no. 5, pp. 1064-1083. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X18001538

Cinderby, S, Cambridge, H, Attuyer, K, Bevan, M, Croucher, K, Gilroy, R & Swallow, D 2018, 'Co-designing Urban Living Solutions to Improve Older People’s Mobility and Well-Being', Journal of Urban Health, vol. 95, no. 3, pp. 409-422. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11524-018-0232-z

Attuyer, K 2015, 'When Conflict Strikes: Contesting Neoliberal Urbanism outside Participatory Structures in Inner-city Dublin', International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 807-823. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2427.12251

Guironnet, A, Attuyer, K & Halbert, L 2014, 'Building cities on financial assets: The financialisation of property markets and its implications for city governments in the Paris city-region', Urban Studies, vol. 53, no. 7, pp. 1442-1464. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098015576474

Halbert, L & Attuyer, K 2014, 'Introduction: The financialisation of urban production: Conditions, mediations and transformations', Urban Studies, vol. 53, no. 7, pp. 1347-1361. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098016635420


Gilroy, R, Attuyer, K, Bevan, M, Croucher, K & Tunstall, R 2016, Moving between generations? The role of familial inter-generational relations in older people's mobility. in Intergenerational Mobilities: Relationality, age and lifecourse. Taylor and Francis, pp. 23-33. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315589251

Brudell, P & Attuyer, K 2014, Neoliberal 'regeneration' and the myth of community participation. in Neoliberal Urban Policy and the Transformation of the City: Reshaping Dublin. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 203-218. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137377050

Conference contribution

Bevan, M, Petrie, H, Cambridge, H, Cinderby, S, Croucher, K, Swallow, D, Gilroy, R & Attuyer, K 2016, Co-Motion: Mobility and wellbeing in later life. in D Swallow, L Sandoval, A Lewis, J Darzentas, H Petrie, T Walsh & C Power (eds), Universal Design 2016: Learning from the Past, Designing for the Future - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Universal Design, UD 2016. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 229, IOS Press, pp. 627-628, 3rd International Conference on Universal Design, UD 2016, York, United Kingdom, 21/08/16. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-684-2-627

Other contribution

Tunstall, R, Green, A, Rugg, J, Staniewicz, T & Attuyer, K 2015, Women, families and work : how to help LQ's women residents into work and tackle the barriers they face. Trentham Books Ltd. <http://wrap.warwick.ac.uk/77813/>

Tunstall, R, Green, A, Rugg, J, Staniewicz, T & Attuyer, K 2015, Women, families and work. How to help LQ?s women residents into work and tackle the barriers they face. Executive Summary. Trentham Books Ltd. <http://wrap.warwick.ac.uk/77815/>

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