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Dr Alessio Koliulis
34 Tavistock Square
London
WC1H 9EZ
Appointment
  • Lecturer (Teaching)
  • Arts and Sciences (BASc)
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Lecturer (Teaching) UED
  • Development Planning Unit
  • Faculty of the Built Environment
Biography

Dr Alessio Kolioulis is an urban theorist working at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (UCL) in the MSc Urban Economic Development. His research interests fall within two themes: i) urban inequalities and economic democracy, and ii) technological innovation and the creative industries.

Alessio holds a Joint PhD in Urban Planning and Aesthetics (Rome La Sapienza/Paris 8) and has a background in development economics and international cooperation. His doctoral thesis on the electronic music industry analysed the links between night-time economies, urban space, and techno cultures in London and Detroit.

Prior to joining UCL, Alessio worked as a Grants Officer and Impact Analyst for various development organisations working primarily in Latin America and the Middle East. Alessio is also the editor of the Journal engagée (Berlin/London/Vienna) and the publisher Eterotopia France.

Research Groups
Research Summary

With a transdisciplinary approach to research and an active engagement within social movements, his research interests fall within two themes: i) urban inequalities and economic democracy, and ii) technological innovation and the creative industries. 

Specific areas of research interest include:
  • Creative Industries and Local Economic Development
  • Popular Economies and Night-Time Economies
  • Municipalism and Economic Democracy
  • Urban inequalities and Financialisation
  • Critical Urban Theory and Political Ecology (Ecosophy)

Teaching Summary

DEVP0038 Urbanisation and Development
BASC0018 Urban Inequalities and Global Development

Academic Background
2019   ATQ02 - Recognised by the HEA as an Associate Fellow University College London
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