Researching Disability and the City: methodological challenges and the politics of disability research.

Prof Rob Imrie, Department of Geography, King’s College London

University College Cork 10:30 :: 29th April 2009

Rob Imrie is Professor of Geography at King’s College London. His background is in geography, sociology and planning studies, and his main research interests are urban governance and community development in cities, the impact and implications of urban policy in British and international cities, the geographies of disability and the built environment, and urban design and the codification and regulation of architecture. He has authored numerous articles and books in this area, the latter including Disability and the City (1996, Paul Chapman), Inclusive Design (with P. Hall, 2001, Spon Press), Accessible Housing (2006, Routledge), and Regenerating London: governance, sustainability and community in a global city (with L. Lees and M.Raco, 2009, Routledge). Rob is a former member of: the UK’s Department of Communities and Local Government's (DCLG) Working Party advising on changes to Part M of the Building Regulations; the DCLG's Housing Research Network, with responsibility to develop links between housing research and policy; and the Lifetime Homes Group, Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
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