Transportation and Mobility Studies: Sustainable and healthy urban mobility; active travel; walking, cycling and micromobilities; environmental impacts; health and wellbeing; democratic and liveable spaces; everyday travel decisions and journey practice and experience.
Diversity and Social Justice: Urban diversity and equalities; mobility and diversity; territorial stigmatisation; the French banlieue; European urban policy.
Governance and Democracy: Urban policy and governance; public participation; community empowerment; neighbourhood planning; sub-national governance.
Housing Policy: Informal housing in the global south, low income housing, housing policy, affordable housing, housing market, private rented sector, housing mobility, housing for older people, housing and health care
Local and Regional Economic Development: Urban regeneration, community engagement.
Arts and Culture in Urban Development
Development and Urbanisation: Land conflicts; urban and peri-urban transformations; global citizenship; informal housing markets; home based enterprises in unplanned settlements; pro poor infrastructure delivery; urban diversity and equalities.
Strategic Planning: Sub-regions and city-regions; soft spaces; spatial imaginaries; infrastructure planning; planning for growth.
Planning History: Garden cities; transnationalism in planning thought; planning ideas and ideology.