Luke Dickens

Luke Dickens

Dr, Dr

    • Strand - Main Building
      King's College London

      United Kingdom

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    Personal profile

    Research interests (short)

    • Cultural politics of urban change and the urban future.
    • Youth cultures, and the geographies of children and young people.
    • Urban belonging, place-making and citizenship.
    • Participatory, public and creative methodologies. 

    Biographical details

    Luke is an urban cultural geographer with an interdisciplinary background situated across work in the humanities and social sciences. He is known for his research exploring ideas of place, belonging, and citizenship within urban youth cultures, his innovative use of visual and participatory methods, and his sustained commitment to community collaborations and public engagement. His research has focused primarily in London, and draws on a wide range of policy, practitioner and community networks.

    Luke became a Lecturer in Urban Futures in September 2017, having joined the Department of Geography at King’s College as a Teaching Fellow in 2016. Prior to this he was a Departmental Lecturer in the School of Geography and Environment at the University of Oxford (2015-16). 


    PhD Cultural Geography (2009), Royal Holloway, University of London.

    MA Cultural Geography (2004), Royal Holloway, University of London.

    BSc Human Geography (2003), University of Reading.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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