Paul Chatterton is a writer, researcher and social activist. He is currently Professor of Urban Futures in the School of Geography at the University of Leeds where he co-founded the Cities and Social Justice Research Cluster and MA in Activism and Social Change. He has written extensively on urban change, civic renewal, co-production and social action. He is currently director of the university’s Sustainable Cities Group and is also taking a lead on a new initiative in Leeds called Centre for Future Cities. He is co-director of the N8 universities Urban Living research programme and director of a cross-research council Urban Living Pilot programme in Leeds called TRUE (Transformational Routemapping for Urban Environments). He is co-founder of the public charity Antipode, dedicated to research and scholarship in radical geography and an associate editor of the journal City. He is also co-founder and resident of the award winning low impact cohousing co-operative Lilac.
Events featuring this speaker
How do we build affordable housing that has citizens at the centre throughout the process? This session provides an introduction to We Can Make, a live R&D programme that explores ways in which citizens can have a greater role in making new homes.
This session brings together researchers, their partners and funders with the public to identify what has been learned about cities; identify strategies and programmes of work that will see cities transformed in the future; and identify where research is needed next.