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Dr Matt Lane

Lecturer in Climate Change Mitigation, University of Edinburgh

Matt's background is in urban geography and political ecology and he adopts a critical approach to understanding the relationship between climate change and urbanisation.

Matt is interested in the idea of a future in which cities offer radical political leadership in global environmental governance and, crucially, how such ambitions can overcome discourses on the unsustainable and carbon intensive nature of urbanisation, as well as navigate the realities of today’s vibrant and diverse (but increasingly fragmented, exploited and unequal) urban landscapes.

Matt has ongoing research interests in the UK and Malawi and has previously worked in Zambia, the United States, and China.