We are pleased to announce we have a new editor joining us at IJURR. Matthew Gandy was born in Islington, North London. He is Professor of Geography at University College London and was Director of the UCL Urban Laboratory from 2006-11. His publications include Concrete and Clay: Reworking Nature in New York City (MIT Press, 2002), Hydropolis (Campus, 2006) and Urban Constellations(Jovis, 2011), along with articles in New Left Review, IJURR, Society and Space and many other journals. He is also actively involved in local issues in Hackney, east London, and is a member of Hackney Biodiversity Partnership.
He has been a visiting professor at several universities including Columbia, Newcastle, UCLA, the Humboldt University, Berlin, and the Technical University, Berlin. He is currently completing three book manuscripts: The Fabric of Space: Water, Modernity, and the Urban Imagination (for the MIT Press), Moth (for the Reaktion animal series), and a co-edited collection The Acoustic City (for Jovis). From 2013 to 2015 he will be a senior research fellow of the Gerda Henkel Foundation at the University of the Arts, Berlin.