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Dr Christopher Doll

Lecturer in Sustainable Development Geography


I have a broad range of research interests with a focus on urban sustainability. My recent work explores how cities can shift local development patterns to more sustainable pathways in various sectors such as transport, energy, waste and biodiversity. This is supported by developing tools that analyse the co-benefits of climate mitigation strategies and the role of systems thinking for urban governance.

I hold a bachelor's degree in geography and mathematics from Royal Holloway, University of London, MSc and PhD degrees in remote sensing from University College London. Prior to joining Kingston, I have held academic positions at Columbia University in New York (CIESIN), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria and most recently at the United Nations University in Japan.

Areas of specialism

  • Urban sustaianability
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Remote Sensing


  • BSc. (Hons.) Geography & Mathematics
  • MSc. Remote Sensing
  • PhD Remote Sensing

Professional membership

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society

Member of the American Association of Geographers



Recent books include:

Urbanization with Climate Co-benefits

Defining the Urban:

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