Matthew Gandy#

Matthew Gandy
Photo: Claudia Höhne
Membership Number:6403
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2015 - date Professor of Cultural and Historical Geography, University of Cambridge
  • 1997 - 2015 Lecturer, Reader and then Professor of Geography, University College London
  • 1992 - 1997 Lecturer in Geography, School of European Studies, University of Sussex

Fields of Scholarship
  • Critical landscape studies
  • Visual methodologies
  • Urban epidemiology
  • Urban infrastructure
  • Urban political ecology
  • Urban biodiversity

Honours and Awards
  • 2023 John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize of the Foundation for Landscape Studies and the Center for Cultural Landscapes at the University of Virginia School of Architecture for Natura urbana: ecological constellations in urban space (MIT Press).
  • 2020 Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Louvain
  • 2017 Deutscher Filmpreis Biodiversitat awarded by NaturVision film festival, Ludwigsburg for documentary Natura Urbana: The Brachen of Berlin (UK/Germany 2017)
  • 2016 Elected Fellow, British Academy
  • 2016 International Planning History Association award for 'the most innovative book in planning history' published in the previous two years for The Fabric of Space: Water, Modernity, and the Urban Imagination (MIT Press)
  • 2015 Elected Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences for 'internationally renowned interdisciplinary research in cultural, environmental and urban geography'
  • 2014 American Association of Geographers Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work in Geography for The Fabric of Space: Water, Modernity, and the Urban Imagination (MIT Press)
  • 2014 European Research Council, Advanced Research Grant on 'Rethinking Urban Nature'
  • 2003 Society of Architectural Historians, Spiro Kostof Award for Concrete and Clay: Reworking Urban Nature in New York (MIT Press)

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