Worldwide, people are moving to cities—by 2050, 2 out of every 3 people will live in cities or urban centers, a statistic that is already exceeded in Latin America and other regions.
Neave O’Clery is Associate Professor at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at University College London where she leads a research group focused on studying cities as complex social, spatial and economic systems, with a particular interest in spatial modelling of economic development processes via knowledge accumulation.
She was previously a Senior Research Fellow at the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford, where she retains a Visiting Research Fellow position.
Following her PhD (Mathematics) at Imperial College London, she was a Fulbright Scholar and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is founder and Editor in Chief of Angle – a journal, established in 2009, based at Imperial College focusing on the intersection of policy, politics and science.