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21 August 2014

David Simon new Director for
Mistra Urban Futures

David Simon, Professor of Development Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London has been appointed Director for Mistra Urban Futures. He starts on September 15.

David Simon has previously worked as Head of the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. He holds a B.A with Distinction from University of Cape Town, B.A. (Hons) from the University of Reading and a PhD from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He is also a Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences.

David Simon has vast international experience ranging from working in Namibia early in his career to grant-funded research experience from the UK, USA, sub-Saharan Africa (especially Namibia, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana), Sri Lanka, Thailand and the Philippines. His research focuses on the interface between development and the environment, in the context of sustainability and global climate change but also aspects of political geography and critical geopolitics, urbanisation and transport policy.

Acting Director Jessica Algehed will continue to be a part of the centre
management and work closely with David during the fall to ensure
continuity in the leadership.

Read more about David Simon om the Mistra Urban Futures webbsite.external link


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