Global Challenges for Regions and Cities: Adaptation, Development, Governance
- Understanding Cities through Urban Analytics (Prof Alex Singleton, Professor of Geographic Information Science at the University of Liverpool)
- Urban challenges on post-Soviet space (Dr Oleg Golubchikov, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography)
Understanding Cities through Urban Analytics
Prof Alex Singleton, Professor of Geographic Information Science at the University of Liverpool
Alex Singleton is Professor of Geographic Information Science at the University of Liverpool. He holds a BSc (1st class Hons) in Geography from the University of Manchester; and a PhD from University College London. He is Deputy Director of the ESRC Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) and Director of the ESRC Centre for Doctoral Training in New Forms of Data; and leads the Geographic Data Science Lab (geographicdatascience.com) , an interdisciplinary research centre concerned with the intersection of data science and geography. His research concerns the use and development of geocomputational methods and their application to a range of urban analytic problems. He has authored five books, and published over 40 peer reviewed journal research articles.
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Urban challenges on post-Soviet space
Dr Oleg Golubchikov, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography
Dr Oleg Golubchikov is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the School of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University in the UK. He previously worked at the universities of Oxford and Birmingham. He has also held a number of visiting and honorary positions internationally, including currently at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and at the Ural Federal University in Yekaterinburg. His research interests lie primarily with urban and political geography. His research interrogates in particular the two larger systemic shifts reshaping the contemporary world: post-socialist neoliberalism and post-carbon transitions. With respect to post-socialist geographies, he is working on understanding the role of spatial politics and urban change in the rapid deployment of capitalism over the previous social system, and how this epochal transformation can inform the wider debates about the nature of the relationships between state, capital, space, and inequalities. He is also interested in the practice and politics of innovations and social justice as regards sustainability, energy, and post-carbon worlds. Informed by his research, he has advised policy communities, including through his longstanding consulting work with the United Nations.
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