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School of Geography

Myfanwy Taylor Dr Myfanwy Taylor

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Room Manton 10.133
School of Geography
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK



Office hours:
I work part-time and Friday is my day off. I work at home on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Research overview

I am an urban and economic geographer focused on re-thinking economy, urban economies and urban politics, and collaborative and activist research. I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow on Sara Gonzalez' ESRC project, Understanding and Enhancing the Community Value of Traditional Retail Markets in UK cities, working with the National Market Traders Federation and the New Economics Foundation as well as other colleagues from the University of Leeds and the Open University.

My previous ESRC-funded doctoral research at University College London (supervised by Jenny Robinson and Michael Edwards and examined by Jane Wills and Sophie Oldfield) explored the...


Edwards, M. and Taylor, M. 2017. Re-industrialisation as progressive urbanism: why and how? In: Nawratek, R. (Ed.) Urban Re-industrialization. Punctum Books pp21-28. Free e-print available at:

Taylor, M. and Edwards, M. 2016. Just Space Economy and Planning: opening up debates on London’s economy through participating in strategic planning. In: Beebeejaun, Y. (Ed.) The Participatory City. Berlin: Jovis pp76-86.

Taylor, M. 2014. ‘Being useful’ after the Ivory Tower: combining research and activism with the Brixton Pound. Area 46(3), pp.305-312. Open access.

Taylor, M. 2013. Re-thinking London’s economies and economic futures. In: Tewdwr-Jones, M. and Bell, S. (Eds.) London 2062. London: Ubiquity Press. Available online at


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