Research Fellow, Urban Analytics

Kimon Krenz

Kimon is a Research Fellow based at the Space Syntax Laboratory at the University College London, where he also obtained a PhD in Urban Space and Computation. He supports the Healthy Places theme in identifying relationships between the built environment and child health and evaluating the impact of local authority interventions. Kimon has a specific interest in urban analytics and spatial data science. His research focuses on methods to quantify and analyse the built environment to study how space shapes human behaviour and how we can use this knowledge to inform evidence-based urban planning and policy-making. Prior to joining ActEarly, Kimon was involved in research projects at the intersection of city and regional economic development, urban modelling, analytics and computing, and explored avenues for policy impact within the UK regions in co-design with Local and Central Government. This included, for example, the development of individual-level environmental exposure indicators for Connected Bradford, a whole population database combining de-identified, longitudinal, near-to-real-time data from different organisations for approximately 800,000 citizens across the Bradford region, North of England. Before his academic career, Kimon worked as an architect, urban planner and consultant for medium to large-scale urban development projects in Germany.

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In each of these areas, we are working with local communities, local authorities and other national organisations to understand how we can help families live healthier and more active lives.

Rachel Benchekroun

Sociologist and Ethnographer, Healthy Livelihoods

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