We are an interdisciplinary network of staff and students at the University of Sheffield. Our work is concerned with tackling the injustices produced through rapid urban development in the Global South. We have particular interests in looking at the interactions between urban informality, urban governance, design practice, and plans to improve cities. Our aim is to show how urban development can be more inclusive, particularly of poorer and marginalised groups of city dwellers.

Researchers involved in the Cities theme are:

To find out more about the Cities research theme, email Paula Meth at