Strategy – Oxford Urbanists

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A global outlook on local issues

2017 – ongoing;  editorial, organisational development and strategy 

Oxford Urbanists is a community of researchers and practitioners based in the University of Oxford, dedicated to ideas and policies dedicated to the pursuit of sustainable urban develompent.

Oxford Urbanists is a community of researchers and practitioners, dedicated to the pursuit of ideas and policies for sustainable urban development. As Editorial Coordinator, I designed the current website, as well as managed, commissioned and edited pieces for the Oxford Urbanists Magazine. Currently, as Organisational Development Coordinator, I liaise with the Executive Board on building new partnerships, defining capabilities and developing an viable strategy for internal operations.

Below are images from pieces I edited, wrote and/or commissioned. 

Ghost Cities and Ruin Lust” – In this essay, Christoph Lindner explores various kinds of spectral living in an era of postindustrial ruin – from London’s abandoned mansions to Mumbai’s ghost skyscrapers.

A small city-state’s claim to fame through urban development”: Singapore is a resource-poor city-state with one of the highest population densities in the world. Yet it has turned its challenges into strengths, branding itself as a global hub of expertise. How to make sense of this, and what challenges does it face?
In the Heat of a Conversation with Arturo Soto” – Sai Villafuerte speaks to Mexican photographer, Arturo Soto, about his debut photobook ‘In the Heat’ and what it means to negotiate our place in a city.
Kigali: Technological Innovation in a Global South City”: Innovations like solar energy, drone-delivered medical supplies, and cashless bus routes promise to improve quality of life in Rwanda – but at what cost?
Challenges for Social Policy and Cities in Latin America”: Diego Sánchez Ancochea discusses Latin American countries’ unequal success in advancing social policy, its relevance for urban integration, and the risks of overly-broad international development goals.