Citizens Collective

Centre for Urban Science & Policy, TU Delft

Citizens Collective is a series of talks, discussions and conversations reflecting on research and innovation in Cities.

We bring together scholars from diverse academic and policy backgrounds who are shaping the way we think about cities with their critical and thought-provoking work. The theme of the first collection is Urban Inequalities.


Through discussion and debate, we hope to foster a community of scholars, artists, activists, and decision-makers who value equity and diversity and strive for justice.


This collection is a dedication to those who resist oppression, who quietly establish foundations from the ground up, who devote their lives to the service of their peoples, who bring so much force and light that the entire world stands with them to build something better.


To Ada Lovelace and Alan Turing, Jane Jacobs and Jane Goodall, Maya Angelou and Stacey Abrams, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr., Greta Thunberg and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the countless voices that have laid a path forward for inclusion and equity.




Adapted from the work of Sean Perez


Our Goal

We are creating a community of people who share our passion for reimagining the future of cities, where the well-being of communities is at the heart of any development.

Join Us

Everything part of Citizens Collective will be free and accessible to everyone around the world. To access the collection of [live] online talks or receive announcements for future events, join our mailing list here.


First Collection on Urban Inequalities

Globally, cities are expected to accommodate over 80% of the world population by 2050. Transforming from a manufacturing to an information economy in the last few decades, urban regions around the world have witnessed ever-increasing inequalities. Multiple low-income communities have suffered adverse social, economic and environmental consequences, while others have been propelled into worse forms of inequality. Many devoted scholars have argued how these inequalities are, in part, rooted in culture and history, conditioned by a concentration of infrastructure-related power and even more in a political unwillingness to understand and address any forms of inequality. In this series, we bring together scholars and policymakers to share their efforts in understanding and addressing urban inequalities, keeping equity and justice at the heart of all discussions.


The Speakers

Sep 15, 2021 | 1600 CET


Professor of Geographical Analysis, Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS), Newcastle University

Sep 29, 2021 | 1600 CET


Associate Professor, Geography and Environment, Mount Allison University

Oct 6, 2021 | 1600 CET


Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Oct 13, 2021 | 1600 CET


Assistant Professor in School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University

Oct 20, 2021 | 1600 CET


Head of Data Science at the Department of Regional, Urban and Environmental Studies and Policies at the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea), Brazil

Oct 27, 2021 | 1600 CET


Lecturer in Urban Analytics, Geographic Data Science Lab, University of Liverpool, UK

Nov 10, 2021 | 1700 CET


Ph.D. Candidate, University of California at Berkeley

Nov 17, 2021 | 1600 CET


Professor and Chair of Urban Economics, Wageningen University