Environmental, urban and agrarian change
Significant changes are occurring in the relationships between rural and urban areas, particularly when combined with the increasing impact of climate change.
We look into the sustainable use of natural resources and the political economy of their management in developing countries. We examine the effects of urbanisation, global flows of capital investment and diversification of markets. We study the impact of climate change and the potential role of new technology in altering the possibilities of natural resource use
The challenges of urban development are increasingly being recognised. We are addressing some of the most pressing urban themes, including the impact of climate change and violence, the changing nature of informality, and the needs of Africa’s young people.
Further work on environmental themes has focussed on the politics of environmental narratives, particularly the underlying conceptualisation of valuation of different natural phenomena as ‘resources’ and how these impinge on the negotiation of access and use among corporations, communities and governments.
Studying African Farmer-led Irrigation
This research project, funded by ESRC–DFID, brings together a team of social science researchers and irrigation scientists from the UK, Europe and Africa.
Global Urbanism Research Group
GURG is a multidisciplinary centre focusing on global urbanisation, poverty, inequality and exclusion.
Scaling up participation in urban planning
This research project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, looks at how community involvement in urban development can help achieve inclusive cities.
Mining and corporate social responsibility
Tomas Frederiksen's research into global governance and development impacts of the extractive sector in Africa.
Institutions for urban poor’s access to ecosystem services
A comparison of green and water structures in Bangladesh and Tanzania.
Farm Scale and Viability
An assessment of black economic empowerment in sugar production in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.
Resilience Assessment Benchmarking and Impact Toolkit (RABIT)
This project involved the creation of RABIT and then its field-testing in two locations.
Agarwal, B. (2016). Gender Challenges. Oxford, Oxford University Press.
Banks, N. (2016). "Livelihoods Limitations: The Political Economy of Urban Poverty in Dhaka, Bangladesh." Development and Change 47(2): 266-292.
Banks, N. (2016). "Youth poverty, employment and livelihoods: social and economic implications of living with insecurity in Arusha, Tanzania." Environment and Urbanization 28(2): 437-454.
Bastia, T. (2016). "Migration and older people in Bolivia: between opportunities and new vulnerabilities." British Academy Review 27: 66-69.
James, P. and P. Woodhouse (2016). "Crisis and Differentiation among Small-Scale Sugar Cane Growers in Nkomazi, South Africa." Journal of Southern African Studies: 1-15.
McGranahan, G. and D. Mitlin (2016). "Learning from Sustained Success: How Community-Driven Initiatives to Improve Urban Sanitation Can Meet the Challenges." World Development 87: 307-317.
Roy, M. Cawood, S. Hordijk, M. Hulme, D. (2016). Urban Poverty and Climate Change: Life in the slums of Asia, Africa and Latin America. Routledge.
Roy, M. Hanlon, J. Hulme, D. (2016). Bangladesh Confronts Climate Change: Keeping Our Heads above Water, Anthem Press.
Woodhouse, P., Veldwisch, G. J., Venot , J-P., Brockington, D., Komakech, H., & Manjichi , Â. (2017). African Farmer-led Irrigation Development: re-framing agricultural policy and investment? Journal of Peasant Studies, 44(1), 213-233.
Woodhouse, P. (2016). "African Farmer-led Irrigation Development: re-framing agricultural policy and investment? ." Journal of Peasant Studies.
Woodhouse, P. and P. James (2016). "Crisis and differentiation among small-scale sugarcane growers in Nkomazi, South Africa." Journal of Southern African Studies.
Woodhouse, P., et al. (2016). "The political economy of sugar in southern Africa." Journal of Southern African Studies.
- Dr Admos Chimhowu - Senior Lecturer
- Prof Bina Agarwal - Professor, Development Economics and Environment
- Dr Nicola Banks - Lecturer, International Development: Urban Development and Global Urbanism
- Dr Arezu Bari - Lecturer in International Development: Urban Development and Global Urbanism
- Dr Tanja Bastia - Senior Lecturer
- Dr Ralitza Dimova - Senior Lecturer, Development Economics
- Dr Richard Duncombe - Lecturer, Information Systems and Development
- Dr Tomas Frederiksen - Lecturer
- Dr Tom Gillespie - Lecturer, Poverty, Inequality & Pro-Poor Politics
- Prof David Hulme - Professor
- Dr Tom Lavers - Lecturer, Politics, Governance and Management
- Prof Diana Mitlin - Professor, Global Urbanism, Director of Global Urban Research Centre
- Dr Alfredo Stein - Lecturer in Urban Development Planning
- Prof Philip Woodhouse - Professor
PhD Researcher Members
- Jonas Bruun
- Mohd Helmi Abu Yahya
- Kerstin Rieger
- Mapenzie Tauzie