Dr Julia  King

Dr Julia King

Research Fellow

LSE Cities

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Key Expertise
Architecture, Sanitation, Rapid Urbanisation, Urban Planning

About me

Dr. Julia King is a Research Fellow at LSE Cities and a design practitioner. Trained as an architect her research, design practice, and teaching focus on urban marginalization, infrastructure, and micro-economies. She also directs the ‘Apprenticeship Programme in City Design’ at LSE Cities. The scheme is a novel outreach programme for young adults from London to learn through practice at the LSE. Uniquely for such a scheme, outcomes will influence the real-time design development and realisation of a number of public space projects that will be realised by the developers of Wembley Park from 2021 onwards. It is a legacy project of Seen and Heard - a study of privatised public space and youth culture - a project coordinated by Julia and commissioned by Brent 2020.

She has won numerous awards for her work including Emerging Woman Architect of the Year (2014), NLA Award, Civic Trust Regional Award and short-listed for a Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award. Her projects have been widely publicised, and she has authored chapters in ‘Home Economics’ (2016) and ‘Infrastructure Space’ (2017) and co-authored a chapter in ‘The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City’ (2017). 

She is currently working on a project which is ‘Exploring Racial and Ethnic Inequality in a Time of Crisis’, one of the rapid response ESRC projects on the impacts of Covid; and ‘Rubbish, Resources and Residues’ a project that is investigating the need for integrated approaches to solid waste management in Ethiopia and Pakistan funded by the British Academy's Urban Infrastructures of Well-Being programme.


Research Projects


Full publications listed on LSE Research Online

Expertise Details

Architecture; Sanitation; Rapid Urbanisation; Urban Planning