About / Contact

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My name’s Duncan Smith, and I’m an academic specialising in urban geography, GIS, visualisation, city modelling and sustainable travel (research publications here). I’m employed as a lecturer at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London. CASA is a multi-disciplinary centre including city research, modelling and smart city applications. Before this current post, I also completed my PhD at CASA supervised by Prof Mike Batty and Prof Andy Hudson-Smith. The PhD investigated the changing physical and economic structure of the London region, and its relationship with urban sustainability (read more here).

In addition to UCL, I have also worked for LSE Cities, an international urban research centre at London School of Economics, the Greater London Authority, and in transportation research consultancy.

Citygeographics showcases current projects, publications and research ideas related to urban form, dynamics and sustainability. Feel free to contact me about the work shown here and any potential projects and research collaborations. You can message me at my twitter account @citygeographics, or email duncan2001@gmail.com.

9 thoughts on “About / Contact

  1. Brilliant site. Truly beautiful mapping to demonstrate so many historical and geographical settlement patterns. It would seem useful if you could create a utility that would allow users to define a boundary that would return the (estimated) population within that boundary. One could then look at urban mega-regions beyond the necessarily arbitrary urban center boundaries; examine population clusters that span national borders; review more precisely how sparsely inhabited many sectors of the globe are; and likely a dozen other lines of inquiry.

    1. Hi William, thanks for your comment about the World population density site. I agree that giving more options for setting urban boundaries would improve the website functionality. At the moment the site is not set up to offer this functionality, but I will consider it in the future

  2. I believe that the World Population Density map is not working. I have been trying over the past days and it seems to be frozen at a grey page; may you, please, help?

    Many thanks.

    Kind regards,

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