Phillip Lawton

Qualifications: Ph.D., (Geography) Department of Geography, Trinity College Dublin, 2003-2009MA in Geography, University College Dublin, 2001-2002BA in Geography and Information Studies, University College Dublin, 1997-2000
Affiliation: I am a lecturer in Geography in NUI Galway. Broadly speaking, I am interested in the relationship between society, urban form and everyday life within cities. I have published on sub-themes including urban public space, culture, creativity and the city an
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I am a lecturer in Geography in NUI Galway. Broadly speaking, I am interested in the relationship between society, urban form and everyday life within cities. I have published on sub-themes including urban public space, culture, creativity and the city and urban policy formation.
From 2012 until 2014, I was a Lecturer in Culture and Urban Development within the Centre for Urban and Euregional Studies, within The Department of Technology and Society Studies at Maastricht University.
From September to December, 2010, I was a visiting researcher University of Amsterdam within the Urban Studies Research Priority Area. Here I expanded upon my research at PhD level and focused on the relationship between social mix policies, urban design, and communal spaces.
From 2008 until 2010, I was employed as a postdoctoral researcher on the ACRE – Accomodating Creative Knowledge Research Project at the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin. The project focused on the role of the creative and knowledge-based industries within the context of an enlarged E.U., and critically examined Richard Florida’s ‘Creative Class’ thesis.

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