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The Bartlett welcomes four Visiting Research Fellows

30 January 2014

Image from 'Virtual Olympics' by MArch Unit 16 student, Philip Poon

The Bartlett is pleased to welcome four Visiting Research Fellows who will join the faculty from January to April 2014. 

The new Fellows join The Bartlett to conduct research on the theme of Sustainable Cities, a UCL Grand Challenge and The Bartlett's chosen research theme for 2013-14. The Visiting Fellows come from a range of institutions from across the world to bring new approaches to the theme of sustainability from an urban, social and political perspective.

Dr Andy Merrifield is a writer, social theorist and urban geographer with a PhD in Geography from the University of Oxford. During his term at The Bartlett, he will be working on Neo-Haussmannization, mentored by Michael Edwards (The Bartlett School of Planning) and Professor Murray Fraser (The Bartlett School of Architecture). Dr Merrifield will also be leading the 'Urban theory and protest: from collective consumption to predatory dispossession' series of seminars. For more information, visit the New Urban Question website.

Dr Beatrice Agnese De Carli is a member of Architecture Sans Frontières Italy, an architectural NGO that works between architecture and community and international development. She recently co-coordinated the 2013 Change by Design workshop in Ecuador, along with Development Planning Unit (DPU) lecturer Dr Alex Frediani and DPU alumnus and PhD candidate at Westminster University Isis Nuñez Ferrera. Find out more about the workshop on the DPU news pages.

Eduardo Canteros' research project Urban Values from a Grassroots Organisation in the Urban Regeneration Process is located in the Borough of Hackney and examines the rejection of urban regeneration projects by communities. He is mentored by Dr Ben Campkin and Dr Alex Frediani.

Professor Zhigang Li is Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Sun Yat-sen University, China. He will be working on Social Sustainability in Transitional Chinese Cities, which will examine the social implications of China's rapid urbanisation. During his stay at The Bartlett, Zhigang Li will work closely with mentors Professor Fulong Wu and Dr Le-Yin Zhang, along with other colleagues, to explore both intensive and extensive urban studies. 

To find out more about the Research Fellows and their work, visit the Research section of The Bartlett website.