The Bartlett Development Planning Unit

Mr Alessio Koliulis

Mr Alessio Koliulis

Teaching Fellow

Arts and Sciences (BASc)

Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Joined UCL
3rd Sep 2018

Research summary

With a transdisciplinary approach to research and an active engagement within social movements, his interests lie at the intersection between critical urban theory, urban democracy and municipal initiatives.

His recent publications include an edited collection on municipal movements and the right to the city. Alessio is currently researching all aspects of night-time in cities of the Global South.

Specific areas of research interest include:

  • Night-Time
  • Municipalism, Community Wealth Building and Economic Demcoracy

  • Creative Industries and Local Economic Development
  • Regeneration, Gentrification and Urban Democracy
  • Critical Urban Theory, Social Movements, and ‘The Right to the City’
  • Social Ecology or Ecosophy

Teaching summary

DEVP0038 Urbanisation and Development
BASC0018 Urban Inequalities and Global Development


University College London
, | 2019


Dr Alessio Kolioulis is a Teaching Fellow at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU) where he supports the activities of the MSc in Urban Economic Development.

Alessio is a researcher and urban theorist with a Joint PhD in Urban Planning and Aesthetics (Paris 8/Rome La Sapienza) and a background in development economics and international cooperation. His doctoral thesis on night-time economies and the creative industries analysed the links between sonic ecologies, urban territories, and techno cultures in London and Detroit.

Prior to joining UCL, Alessio worked as a Grants Officer and Impact Analyst for various development organisations working primarily in Latin America and the Middle East. Outside DPU, Alessio is the editor of the Journal engagée (Berlin/London/Vienna) and the editor of the publisher Eterotopia France.