Alison Brown

Alison Brown

Professor of Urban Planning & International Development
Member of the Global Platform for the Right to the City

Alison Brown is a Professor at the School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University. She is Course Director for the MSc in International Planning and Development.  She is a chartered town planner with extensive professional experience in the developed and developing world, in both consultancy and academic research. Her areas of research expertise include international planning practice, urban informal economies, social inclusion, China-Africa trade, public space and the right to the city. She has overseas experience in 22 different countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. She has researched and written extensively on the right to the city debates and their implications for city management. She is planning advisor to the influential global policy advocacy group WIEGO (Women in Informal Employment, Globalising and Organising), and is also member of the Global Platform for the Right to the City.

 

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