Lucas Owen Kirkpatrick

Lucas Owen Kirkpatrick is an Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at Southern Methodist University, and a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Michigan Society of Fellows. His research interrogates the political economy of urban decline, with a special focus on the relationship between the reconfiguration of urban citizenship and the retrenchment of public space. Dr. Kirkpatrick’s published work can be found in various edited volumes, as well as journals such as Politics & Society, the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, and the Journal of Urban History. He recently co-edited (with Michael Peter Smith) a entitled Reinventing Detroit: The Politics of Possibility (Transaction Publishers, 2015).