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Our impact

From climate change to urban planning, King’s Geography is working to make the world a better place.  

The range and scale of impact delivered through the Department of Geography matches our recognised research excellence, touching the intimate and every day, alongside the strategic and global.We work with communities, governments, industries, and civil society – both internationally and within the UK – to make a lasting difference. 

How we've made a difference


Professor Phil Hubbard and colleagues led a project to understand ‘micro apartments’ geographies. These apartments are defined as below the standards considered normal for UK housing, and have become a growing urban housing feature in the country. Find out more about the Micro Home and the housing crisis project.


Often the key to tackling a challenge is to describe the extent, causes and effects of the issue. This is what has been done by Professor Cathy McIlwaine, who has worked with communities in London and Brazil to understand the impact of gender-based violence on minority communities. Find out more about the Violence against women and girls in transational perspective project.

Our impact stories

Our contribution to making a better and more sustainable future for all

We recognise that we have a central and transformational role in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. That is, the 17 goals approved by member states of the United Nations (UN), which provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.

To showcase how our work relates to the SDGS, we have highlighted the relevant goals in each of our impact stories.


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