Andrés Luque-Ayala

Dr Andrés Luque-Ayala is a lecturer in the Department of Geography at Durham University conducting research into local governance of energy, ‘smart urbanism’ and urban infrastructures. His research agenda revolves around, first, the development of a critical geography of energy, through new questions around energy politics, security and risk. Second, a socio-technical examination of ‘smart’ forms of urbanization and the coupling of digital and material infrastructures as a new security apparatus in the city. Finally, a critical evaluation of urban responses to climate change and the disruption of the relationship between climate mitigation and adaptation in cities in the global South.