Dr Alasdair Jones is Senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter (Department of Geography and Global Systems Institute [GSI]).  He is also a Visiting Lecturer at the RCA School of Architecture and a Research Associate at the University of Auckland’s Public Policy Institute (PPI). He is an interdisciplinary scholar and methodologist (having trained in Geography and Urban Sociology) with particular expertise in ethnographic approaches to studying urban public space. Substantively, his research to date has centred on the production of public space (via a case study of the transformation of London’s ‘South Bank’), mobilities, the transport-health nexus in urban settings, and the social practice of sustainable urban development.  His ongoing research is concerned with the ways that the built environment mediates social connections at the urban neighbourhood scale (see https://www.elgaronline.com/view/edcoll/9781788114707/9781788114707.00016.xml). Alasdair can be contacted at: a.jones13@exeter.ac.uk.