Claire Colomb

Claire Colomb is a sociologist and urban planner educated in France, the UK and Germany. Since 2005 she teaches at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London. In 2010-2012 she is a visiting researcher at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Claire has a first degree in Politics & Sociology from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po) and a PhD in Town Planning from University College London (The Bartlett School of Planning). Her PhD research focused on city marketing in Berlin post-1989. Prior to becoming a full-time lecturer at the Bartlett School, Claire worked for three years as Project Developer for the European Union Programme INTERREG IIIB North-West Europe, which funds transnational co-operation projects in spatial planning across eight European countries. Her research interests cover urban and regional governance; urban marketing; culture, identity and urban regeneration; European spatial planning; and urban sociology. Her book Staging the New Berlin: Place Marketing and the Politics of Urban Reinvention was published in 2011 by Routledge. She is also coauthor of European Spatial Planning and Territorial Cooperation (Routledge, 2010). In Mundus Urbano, she teaches the course on City Marketing.