Urban Warfare: past, present and future
Key contacts: Professor Anthony King
Funding: Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship
Start date: 1.09.2021
End date: 31.08.2024
In the early twenty-first century, cities have become a prime site of disorder, conflict and war; indeed, the largest and most intense battles have taken place in densely populated urban areas, not in the field. The rise of urban conflict represents a major challenge to local, national and global governance. The fellowship aims to contribute to contemporary debates about urban warfare. It investigates how the introduction of disruptive technologies may be changing the topography of the urban battle.