Aled Singleton is interested in emotional and affective attachments to place. He has a professional background managing community and urban regeneration projects (2006-18) including community asset transfers, landscape architecture, and local economic development. His PhD research focused on the post-war environment: industrial renewal, increased private motor vehicles and semi-detached suburban living. The includes a film from ESRC Festival of Social Science 2019 and final thesis Pursuing the Post-war Dream (2020). His “essay Learning to walk (again) and engage with places” was published in Places for Life II by the Design Commission for Wales.
Before his PhD he spent over a decade working on community and regeneration projects in local government and the third sector.
Aled is currently exploring the 'Post-war Dream' - how Britain's urban fabric of roads, public buildings and housing changed significantly from the late 1950s through to the mid 1970s, and what this means for everyday life now.