Maryam Shariff

Maryam Shariff


There’s a growing impetus for urban planners to critically challenge development discourse in an increasingly polarised world.

Having spent the last 3 years working in the public and private sector, I’ve learnt that development in any form is often politicised, bearing profound socio-economic and environmental implications. T

hrough the Aziz Foundation and Bartlett scholarship, I hope to explore how local and regional factors can be leveraged to promote equitable urban governance and value oriented growth for all. I’m also interested in exploring the homogenisation of urban and rural landscapes and whether this can hamper economic development in the global south.

I look forward to returning to UCL and benefiting from the Developmental Planning Unit’s rich ethnographic expertise.


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