Professor of Development Geography
Royal Holloway, University of London
Dr. David Simon

Dr. David Simon is Professor of Development Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London. He was also Director of Mistra Urban Futures, Gothenburg, Sweden, from 2014–2019. A former Rhodes Scholar, he specialises in cities, climate change and sustainability, and the relationships between development theory, policy and practice. Recent books include Rethinking Sustainable Cities: Accessible, Green and Fair (Policy Press, 2016), Urban Planet (Cambridge Univ Press, 2018), Comparative Urban Research from Theory to Practice: Co-production for sustainability (Policy Press, 2020), and he has just completed a book on Sustainable Development Goal 11 for Agenda Press.