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Situating the New Urban University

Jean-Paul Addie joins UCL Geography as Marie Curie Research Fellow

Situating the New Urban University

Dr Jean-Paul Addie joins UCL Geography in October 2015 as a Marie Curie Research Fellow, working on a project that examines the relationship between universities and city-regional development.

In a comparative study of London and New York, the European Commission-funded project, Situating the New Urban University, will assess the unprecedented opportunities and profound challenges universities face in an era of globalized urbanization. He aims to uncover the changing functions, missions, and spatial strategies of higher education institutions, and where in the world, and the city, urban universities may actively have lasting impacts on society.

Jean-Paul is an urban geographer interested in the politics and production of urban infrastructure. In the past, he has explored the infrastructure-urbanization nexus from various conceptual and empirical perspectives, publishing on various interdisciplinary topics including urban policy, regional transportation, comparative governance, suburbanization and the geography of higher education.

He joined UCL in October 2013 as a fixed term Provost Fellow and Lecturer in the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy. He holds degrees in Geography from the Universities of Dundee and Miami, and a PhD from York University, Toronto.



Jean-Paul Addie