Professor Rob Imrie
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 2487
Department of Geography
King's College London
K4L.07 Strand Campus
London WC2R 2LS
urban governance and community development
the impact and implications of urban policy
the geographies of disability and the built environment
Rob Imrie is Professor of Geography at King's College London and former Director of the Cities Group. His background is in geography, sociology, and planning studies and he has a doctorate in industrial sociology. He was previously Professor in Human Geography in the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway University of London (1991 to 2005). His main research interests are urban governance and community development in cities, the impact and implications of urban policy in British and international cities, the geographies of disability and the built environment, and urban design and the codification and regulation of architecture.
In 2004, Rob was awarded the ‘Back Award’ by the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), in recognition of ‘contributions to research on national and local policies in urban development and local governance’, June 14th. Between 2003 and 2007, Rob was visiting professor, Department of Geography, University of Strathclyde. He has since held visiting professorships in the Urban Research Centre, University of Western Sydney (2008), and the Department of Applied Social Studies, University of Cork (2009). He is a former member of: the Department of Communites and Local Government's (DCLG) Working Party advising on changes to Part M of the Building Regulations; the DCLG's Housing Research Network, with responsibility to develop links between housing research and policy; and, the Lifetime Homes Group, Joseph Rowntree Foundation. He is an editorial board member of the 'Access Journal'.
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