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Alex Schafran Dr Alex Schafran

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Room Manton 10.140
School of Geography
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 (0) 113 34 37383

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My research focuses on the contemporary restructuring and retrofitting of urban regions, with a particular emphasis on the changing dynamics of race, class and segregation across space and place. I am trained as an urban planner, and my work attempts to fuse critical, historically-rooted and place-based geography with a planner’s eye for policy, politics and the future. Most of my work to date has focused on the US in general and California in particular, with new research horizons that are more global in nature. I am a writer as much as a researcher.


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