Dr Lauren Andres (University of Birmingham)
Lauren is an urban planner with substantive academic expertise in the field of urban and economic geography. Her fields of interest include the policies and governance process of urban and economic regeneration and broadly ‘temporary urbanism’, i.e. the understanding of the role of temporary uses and intermediaries in shaping spaces and making places. In addition, she is also interesting in assessing the forms of persistent resilience of groups of individuals and communities in a context of disturbances and pressures, looking at their coping tactics and the role of informal networks in their everyday life and practices.