Profile of Ms Emma Terama University College London

Emma Terama

General research interests

Urban population dynamics, quality of life and environment feedback loops. Minorities, regional demographic differences and climate change vulnerability.

PhD/Postdoctoral Research Title

Pixels and population structure - multi-scale population dynamics

PhD Abstract

Current population trends in the context of the built environment are diverging when comparing the North to the global South, even at the local level. In the North peri- or post-urban development spreads the population and decreases population density of residential areas, whereas in the global South the trends are the exact opposite. At the same time the universal desire to be equal and competitive in the global economic markets is only propelling the creation of new minorities and deepening existing deprivations. How can this environment provide for the most resilient and sustainable future in terms of population–(built) environment interactions? This research employs cross-disciplinary methods from quantitative demography through to spatial and qualitative methods of analysis. Local-level empirical data is acquired through field research where secondary datasources are absent.

Latest deposited documents

Urban demographic dynamics and quality of life: challenges on many scales image
Urban demographic dynamics and quality of life: challenges on many scales (March 2012)

Population trends have inevitable consequences on city planning and development, and thus a measurable effect on the liveability of our cities....

Urban demographic dynamics and quality of life: challenges on many scales image
Urban demographic dynamics and quality of life: challenges on many scales (February 2012)

This article explores the development of cities and quality of city life on the global scale, namely taking examples from all regions, as well as...