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Jonathan Silver

Senior Research Fellow, University of Sheffield

Jonathan is a Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director at the Urban Institute, University of Sheffield undertaking comparative investigations on the urbanisation process with a focus on infrastructure and housing, uneven development and urban politics.

Over the next few years he is leading a European Research Council funded project, GlobalCORRIDOR investigating the role of new infrastructure corridors in shaping urbanisation and inequality in a series of global regions. He is also part of a team examining how agglomeration economics have shaped the transformation of UK cities through an Economic and Social Research Council grant, The Centripetal City.


  • –present
    Leverhulme ECR Fellow, University of Sheffield


  • 2013 
    Durham University, PhD Human Geography