Dr Natalia Zdanowska
Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
Faculty of the Built Environment
- Joined UCL
- 1st Aug 2018
My research focuses on analysing cities from an urban and economic perspective.
My current work as a research associate at CASA deals with inequalities between cities and regions in the United Kingdom with particular interest given to the city of Manchester - the second economic centre of the country. I am investigating the association between negative consequence of economies of agglomeration and flows of capital, credit, investment and employment with a specific focus on the activity of firms in cities.
My doctoral research dealt with Central and Eastern European cities (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Slovenia and Romania). I explored their transformation after the fall of the Berlin Wall in the light of their demographical trajectories and their interactions in different types of transnational economic networks (companies, investments, air trasportations, trade).
2017-2018 Graduate Research And Teaching Assistant (Attaché Temporaire d'Enseignement et de Recherche - A.T.E.R.) at University Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Natalia is also part of the "Nested structure of geoindustrial clusters: comparing London and Paris" project for 2019-2020, funded by Cities partnerships Programme Fund of UCL. Coordinated by Dr. Elsa Arcaute and Dr. Clémentine Cottineau, it aims at reinforcing cooperation between UCL and CNRS (France) on the topics of clustering of activities of firms in London, Manchester and Paris.
Presentation at international conferences:
Zdanowska, N., Godoy-Lorite, A., Arcaute, E. 2019 "Are start-ups significant determinants of economic attraction? The case of Greater Manchester", Regional Studies Association Conference, 14-15 November, London (United Kingdom)
Zdanowska, N., Arcaute, E. 2019 "Manchester’s regional role: ownership
networks of firms since 2010", Complex Systems Society conference, 30
September - 4 October, Singapore
Zdanowska, N. 2019 "Smart cities, planning, urban dynamics and analytics: QUANT and VILO research projects at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis", International Conference on Intelligent Environments, International University of Rabat, 24-27 June, Rabat (Morocco)
2019 "Manchester within multinational networks of firms", International
Conference on Intelligent Environments, International University of
Rabat, 24-27 June, Rabat (Morocco)
Zdanowska, N. 2018
"Economic polarization and transnational investment networks: a Central
and Eastern European evidence", Complex Systems Society conference,
23-28 September, Thessaloniki (Greece)
2019 Vanhoof, M., Godoy-Lorite, A., Murcio, R., Iacopini, I., Zdanowska, N., Raimbault, J., Milton, R., Arcaute, E., Batty M. « Using Foursquare data to reveal spatial and temporal patterns in London », winners of the Foursquare Future Cities Challenge, NetMob conference, 8-10 July 2019, Mathematical Institute of Oxford University, Oxford (United Kingdom)