Professor Matthew Gandy


Matthew Gandy is Professor of Cultural and Historical Geography at the University of Cambridge. He was previously Professor of Geography at University College London and was Director of the UCL Urban Laboratory from 2005-11. 

Recent publications include The Fabric of Space: Water, Modernity, and the Urban Imagination (MIT Press), Concrete and clay: reworking nature in New York City (MIT Press), “Learning from Lagos” in New Left Review and “Cyborg urbanization: complexity and monstrosity in the contemporary city” in The International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.

Matthew is also actively involved in local issues in Hackney, east London, and is a member of the Hackney Biodiversity Partnership and Hackney Environment Network. You can find more details about his current projects and read his blog Cosmopolis at