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Professor of Urban Futures, University of Leeds

Paul Chatterton is a writer, researcher and campaigner. He is Professor of Urban Futures in the School of Geography. He is currently Director of the university's Sustainable Cities Group which launched a ground breaking MSc in Sustainable Cities. Paul is also co-founder and resident of the award-winning low impact housing co-operative Lilac. He has gone forward to help set up Leeds Commuity Homes to help promote community-led housing.

His recent books include Low Impact Living (Routledge) and Unlocking Sustainable Cities with Pluto Press. He is also co-founder of the public charity 'Antipode' dedicated to research and scholarship in radical geography and an associate editor of the journal 'City'. He has recently written a Civic Plan for a Climate Emergency.


  • –present
    Professor of Urban Futures, University of Leeds