The Bartlett Development Planning Unit

Dr Alessio Koliulis

Dr Alessio Koliulis

Lecturer (Teaching) UED

Development Planning Unit

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
3rd Sep 2018

Research summary

I have an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research, and my interests fall within two themes: i) urban inequalities and economic democracy, and ii) technological innovation and the cultural and creative industries. Specific areas of research interest include:

  • Urban Economic Development
  • Municipalism and Economic Democracy
  • Cultural and Creative Industries

  • Night-Time and Popular Economies
  • Inequalities and Financialisation
  • Urban Political Ecology

Teaching summary

DEVP0038 Urbanisation and Development

BASC0018 Urban Inequalities and Global Development

DEVP0018 Managing the City Economy

DEVP0019 Practice in Urban Economic Development


Doctorate, Joint PhD Aesthetics, sciences and technologies of the Arts (Paris 8) and Urban Planning (Rome La Sapienza) |
University College London
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), ATQ02 - Recognised by the HEA as an Associate Fellow | 2019


I am an urbanist working at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (UCL) in the M.Sc. Urban Economic Development. I hold a Joint PhD in Urban Planning and Aesthetics (Rome La Sapienza/Paris 8) and have a background in development economics and international cooperation. My doctoral thesis on the electronic music industry analysed the links between night-time economies, urban space, and techno cultures in London and Detroit. Prior to joining UCL, I worked as Grants Officer and Impact Analyst for various development organisations primarily in Latin America and the Middle East. I am also the editor of the publisher Eterotopia France and previously of the international Journal engagée.