Poverty reduction and environmental problems in urban areas.
Climate change adaptation, including contributions to the IPCC’s Third and the Fourth Assessments and coordinating lead author for the Chapter on Adapting Cities in the IPCC’s Firth Assessment that is currently underway.
Editor, Environment and Urbanization.
Research and documentation on the current and potential role of urban poor federations to address their needs and develop partnerships with government agencies.
Research on why the scale and depth of urban poverty is under-estimated and mis-represented by most governments and international agencies.
Visiting Professor at University College London (the Development Planning Unit) and Honorary Professor, University of Hull.
Previously Director, Human Settlements Group, IIED; awarded the Volvo Environment Prize in 2004.
David Satterthwaite has been with IIED since 1974.
Education: BA, (University of Bristol), DipDevPlan (University College London), PhD (London School of Economics)