Frank Gaffikin


  • Room 0G.002 - 21 Stranmillis Road

    United Kingdom

1984 …2012

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Research Statement

Further evidence of my international profile in recent years includes; invitation from the Director of the Israel Science Foundation to assess a major research proposal related to the Middle East conflict; being a regular Senior Fellow at the Great Cities Institute, UIC, in the USA; participating with the prestigious Lincoln Land Institute, Cambridge, Boston on an international comparative research theme of universities as urban land developers; delivering International Lecture at University of Illinois, Chicago on The University and the City in 2007; regular contributor of papers at international conferences related to planning eg World Congress of Planning (2002; 2006); AESOP Conferences (European Schools of Planning) in Naples (2007) and Chicago (2008); the US Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Milwaukee (2007); invitation to participate in selective seminars among leading US urban scholars about the future of urban theory (2007); the Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Virginia (October 2009) on The Modern City as Informal, Contested and Anchored; member of the Chicago School of Urbanism seminar group involving leading urban scholars in Chicago, 2008-09; member of editorial advisory board of the journal Local Economy; In early 2001 I was asked (with Mike Morrissey) to edit a special edition of Local Economy; invitation to sit on advisory panels for major research projects, for example at Manchester University.

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Research Output

The Contemporary Urban Condition: Understanding the Globalizing City as Informal, Contested, and Anchored.

Gaffikin, F. & Perry, D. C., Sep 2012, In : Urban Affairs Review. 48, 5, p. 701-730 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 26 Citations (Scopus)

    The Paradox of Localism in Contested Cities

    Gaffikin, F., Mar 2012.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Community Cohesion and Social Inclusion: Unravelling a Complex Relationship

    Gaffikin, F. & Morrissey, M., May 2011, In : Urban Studies. 48, 6, p. 1089-1118 30 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 9 Citations (Scopus)

    Confronting Sustainable Community Issues in a Contested City

    Sterrett, K. & Gaffikin, F., Jun 2011, Sustainable Communities: Skills and learning for place making. Rogerson, R., Sadler, S., Green, A. & Wong, C. (eds.). Herfordshire University Press, p. 121-136 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Contested Cities

    Gaffikin, F., Sterrett, K. & Perry, D., May 2011, p. 1-2. 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper



    • 1 Participation in Festival/Exhibition
    • 1 Membership of external research organisation
    • 1 Research and Teaching at External Organisation

    Walled Cities Film Season I

    Gul Kacmaz Erk (Organiser), , Merav Amir (Invited speaker), , Frank Gaffikin (Invited speaker), , Mazen Iwaisi (Invited speaker), , Gul Kacmaz Erk (Speaker), , Liat Savin (Invited speaker), & Kenneth Sterrett (Invited speaker)

    07 Jun 201721 Jun 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in Festival/Exhibition

    Academy of Urbanism (External organisation)

    Frank Gaffikin (Member)

    2011 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of external research organisation

    MacArthur Foundation

    Frank Gaffikin (Visitor)


    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesResearch and Teaching at External Organisation