Exploring the various ways in which we use and abuse the urban environment at night
The appointment of Amy Lamé as London’s Night Czar in 2016 has focused the attention of policy-makers, politicians and academics, among others, not only on the significance of the night-time economy, in the 24/7 society we are said to inhabit, but on the politics of the city, and its commercial and non-commercial spaces, after dark.
This research strand brings together all those with an interest in the distinct ecology of cities at night, in order to explore from a historically informed perspective, as well as one shaped by a comparative geography, the various ways in which, after nightfall, we use and abuse the urban environment.
Prof Matthew Beaumont is Co-Director of UCL Urban Laboratory and Professor in English Literature. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to propose activities or connect with our work under this Priority Area. NB. Prof Beaumont is on research leave during Term 2 of the 2019-20 academic year.