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

I am an urban economist and cultural geographer working at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (UCL) in the M.Sc. Urban Economic Development.

I hold a Joint PhD in Urban Planning and Aesthetics (Rome La Sapienza/Paris 8) and have a background in development economics and international cooperation.

My 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, I worked as Grants Officer and Impact Analyst for various development organisations primarily in Latin America and the Middle East. I am also the editor of the Journal engagée (Berlin/London/Vienna) and the publisher Eterotopia France.

Research Groups
Research Summary

I have a transdisciplinary approach to teaching and research and my research interests fall within two themes: i) urban inequalities and economic democracy, and ii) technological innovation and the cultural and 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
  • Urban Political Ecology

Teaching Summary
DEVP0038 Urbanisation and Development
BASC0018 Urban Inequalities and Global Development
DEVP0018 Managing the City Economy
DEVP0019 Practice in Urban Economic Development

Academic Background
  Dr Joint PhD Aesthetics, sciences and technologies of the Arts (Paris 8) and Urban Planning (Rome La Sapienza) – Urban & rural planning  
2019   ATQ02 - Recognised by the HEA as an Associate Fellow University College London
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