Victoria Okoye

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Supervisors: Dr. Beatrice de Carli and Dr. Paula Meth

Victoria has been awarded a University of Sheffield Faculty of Social Sciences Doctoral Academy Award. Her doctoral research explores the ways in which city dwellers in Accra, Ghana and Lagos, Nigeria inhabit, appropriate and adapt their public spaces and the associated meanings and relationships that inform and influence these activities. Through her research, Victoria’s interest is in contributing new understandings to localised conceptions of place and the spatial relationships that inform the practice of place-making.

Victoria’s doctoral research is informed by her professional experience working as an urban planner on projects and initiatives ranging from water and sanitation to urban transport, public space improvements and street and market vending. Victoria has a master’s degree in urban planning from Columbia University in New York.

Professional background: Victoria’s LinkedIn profile.

Twitter: @victoria_okoye