Sean Fox is a senior lecturer in Global Development at the School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol. His research revolves around four interrelated themes: the process of urbanisation, the political economy of development, contentious politics, and urban governance, particularly (but not exclusively) in Africa and Asia. He is committed to an interdisciplinary approach to social research, drawing on theoretical insights and methodological tools from the fields of demography, economics, geography, political science and sociology. Prior to joining the University of Bristol he was a research associate with the DfID-funded Crisis States Research Centre (2006-2010) and a teaching fellow in the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics (2007-2011).
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Can we thrive as an urban species?
Around the world, people are developing ways to gather and interpret real-time data about everything from traffic flows to the moods of crowds. But do we really need all this data? Are we measuring the right things?