Alexandra Gomes

Alexandra Gomes

Research Officer

LSE Cities

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Key Expertise
Urban studies, socio-spatial analysis, data analysis, global cities

About me

Alexandra Gomes is a Research Officer and responsible for coordinating LSE Cities’ spatial analysis across a range of projects. She is currently completing her PhD at UCL Bartlett School of Planning, where she is developing a multi-sensory framework to the analysis of urban public space, while also tutoring in urban planning modules at the Bartlett Planning UCL.

At LSE Cities she is the Principal Investigator of the Roads as Tools for (dis)connecting Cities and Neighbourhoods: a socio-spatial study of Abu Dhabi and the Public Space in Kuwait projects, after coordinating the Resource Urbanisms project. She also supported investigations that include the Addis Ababa Urban Age Task Force Spatial Compendium, the Shaping Cities in An Urban Age (book), Urban Age Developing Urban Futures Addis Ababa, Yangon analytics, RAMSES (a project funded by the European Commission), Urban Age Governing Urban Futures Delhi and the New Climate Economy: Cities Research Programme.

Prior to joining LSE Cities she worked as a Research Assistant at The Bartlett School of Planning and Geography Departments at UCL. She holds an MSc (Res) in Sociology and Development Planning from ISCTE-IUL and an MEng in Urban Engineering from IST-UL (Portugal). In Portugal she also worked in spatial planning, sustainable transport mobility and spatial analysis at CESUR – Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon University.


2020 - LSE Academic Collaboration with Arab Universities Programme (as Co-Principal Investigator). LSE Middle East Centre

2018 - Kuwait Academic Collaborations (as Co-Principal Investigator). LSE Kuwait Academic Collaborations

2015 - Research project grant (as Project Coordinator). LSE Kuwait Programme

2015 - Bartlett Doctoral Initiative Fund. Bartlett Photography Network. UCL

2015 - Bartlett Doctoral Initiative Fund. Sensory Environments Network. UCL

2008 - Doctoral Grant. FCT/Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of Portugal


Full publications listed on  LSE Research Online

Expertise Details

Urban studies; Global cities; Socio-spatial analysis; GIS and mapping; Data analytics; City planning and design; Strategic planning; Urban mobility; Public space