Dr Deborah Potts is a Reader in Human Geography and a member of the Urban Futures and Contested Development research domains in the Geography Department of King’s College London. She works in the broad research fields of urbanization and migration in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly southern Africa. She is interested in both the macro and micro aspects of African urban economies. Her research interests include the impacts of globalization and liberalised trade on African livelihoods, and the links between urban incomes and welfare, informalized urban economies, and migration patterns. form a particular element of this work.
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Dr Federico Caprotti works on eco-urbanism and the green economy, in an international comparative context. His latest book, Eco-Cities and the Transition to Low Carbon Economies, was published by Palgrave in 2015. A geographer by training, he has lectured at the universities of Leicester, Oxford, University College London, Plymouth and King’s College London, and his research has been funded by the ESRC, NERC, the Royal Geographical Society, the British Academy, and the Nuffield Foundation. He currently leads another international research consortium, the SMART-ECO (http://www.smart-eco-cities.org) project, funded by the ESRC as well as by China’s NSFC, and by the national science funding agencies of the Netherlands, Germany and France.
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Dr Jon Phillips is a Postdoctoral Researcher for the project at King’s College London. His research has focused on the historical and contemporary development of energy production and provision in Africa. This has included a doctoral study on the spatial development of the oil and gas industry in Ghana, and previous research at the University of East Anglia on the governance of energy and climate change mitigation finance in South Africa. Through this project Jon is pleased to be engaging again with South African energy politics.
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