Rowland Atkinson, Ph.D.
Dr. Atkinson is an urban sociologist with a strong inter-disciplinary underpinning to his work. His work crosses the boundaries of urban and housing studies, sociology, geography and criminology. Much of his work seeks to uncover hidden and less visible social problems and issues in cities, including the privatisation and control of urban public and domestic space. Much of his work focuses on the urban and spatial consequences of social divisions, including work on informal social control in urban neighbourhoods, anti-social behaviour and the rise of gated communities. Most recently, his work has focused on the impact of wealth and the wealthy on urban life and international work on violence in low-crime cities in Europe.
Dr. Atkinson's recent publications include:
- Mckenzie, R., & Atkinson, R. (2019). Anchoring capital in place: the grounded impact of international wealth chains on housing markets in London, Urban Studies.
- Atkinson, R., & Ho, H. K. (2019). Segregation and the Super-Rich: Enclaves, Networks and Mobilities, Chapter in Musterd, S.(Ed.) Research Handbook on Urban Segregation. London: Edward Elgar.
- Atkinson, R., & Millington, G. (2019). The political economy of urban safety', Urban Criminology: The City, Disorder, Harm and Social Control, 265-285.
- Atkinson, R. (2019). Necrotecture: Lifeless Dwellings and London's Super‐Rich', International Journal of Urban and Regional Research,43(1), 2-13.
- Atkinson, R., & Millington, G. (2018). Urban Criminology: The City, Disorder, Harm and Social Control. Routledge.