Vertical Capture: The Shifting Politics of Urban Runoff
Funding period: 1 January 2016 – 18 August 2017
Type of funding: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Ursula Lang’s research and writing examines how urban inhabitants engage with their domestic surroundings in the context of policy and planning efforts increasingly framed around environmental challenges. Drawing on her experience in several disciplines (geography, architecture, biology and anthropology), Ursula’s work focuses on urban political economy and environmental governance through the study of everyday human experiences with urban space. In her ongoing research at the University of Glasgow, Ursula will focus on the politics of emerging green infrastructures for the management of urban storm water. The project examines implications of changing urban policies around water in terms of entanglements between private property and the common good; practices and narratives of environmental knowledge; as well as the design and inhabitation of buildings and urban infrastructure.