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Rachael Unsworth Dr Rachael Unsworth

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School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK



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Research overview

Dr Rachael Unsworth is a Lecturer in Human Geography. Her research interests focus on urban environments and processes of change, with particular interest in the following areas: how settlement development is related to social, cultural, economic, technological and political change; the role of urban planning and management and of property markets in shaping the urban landscape - past, present and future; changing approaches to managing urban environments - integration of social, economic and environmental issues, including climate change and resource constraints; citizen participation in urban change; sustainable communities. 


Latest publications

  • Evans A; Unsworth R (2012) Housing Densities and Consumer Choice, Urban Studies, 49, pp.1163-1177. doi: 10.1177/0042098011405692
  • Baker H; Clarke B; Owen A; Unsworth R (2012) Achieving sustainable resource networks, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering Sustainability, 165, pp.261-279. doi: 10.1680/ensu.11.00004
  • Unsworth R (2011) Alternatives, City, 15, pp.63-64. doi: 10.1080/13604813.2011.554074
  • Unsworth R; Ball S; Bauman I; Chatterton P; Goldring A et al. (2011) Building resilience and well-being in the margins within the city: Changing perceptions, making connections, realising potential, plugging resources leaks, City, 15, pp.183-203. doi: 10.1080/13604813.2011.568697
  • Unsworth R (2010) Planning for Climate Change: Strategies for Mitigation and Adaptation for Spatial Planners, EUR PLAN STUD, 18, pp.1543-1544. doi: 10.1080/09654313.2010.492590

Current projects

  • Paper on academic involvement in policy and practice.
  • Potential for sustainable urban tourism in Europe.
  • Research on the future of city living in Leeds.

More work in progress

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