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Handbook of Urban Geography

Edited by Tim Schwanen, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, UK and the late Ronald van Kempen, formerly Utrecht University, the Netherlands
This collection brings together the latest thinking in urban geography. It provides a comprehensive overview of topical issues and draws on experiences from across the world. Chapters have been prepared by leading researchers in the field and cover themes as diverse as urban economies, inequalities and diversity, conflicts and politics, ecology and sustainability, and information technologies. The Handbook offers a valuable resource for students and researchers interested in cities and the urban in geography and across the wider social sciences.
Extent: c 520 pp
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Publication Date: June 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78536 459 4
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  • Geography
  • Cities and Urban Geography
  • Human Geography
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Cities
  • Urban Studies
This Handbook provides an authoritative overview of the diversity of contemporary geographical research on cities and urbanization. It demonstrates the vibrancy of current research, and the exciting future of the field. Bringing together different philosophical, theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of the city and the urban, chapters incorporate elements from different disciplines with international perspectives to create an extensive reference on contemporary urban geography research.

The Handbook of Urban Geography consists of thirty chapters written by the leading experts and recognised specialists in the field. Organized into seven parts, this Handbook explores recent theories and methodologies, urban networks, redevelopment, inequality, socialities in the city, urban politics, and sustainability. Recognizing the interdisciplinary nature of the field, contributing authors are from across disciplinary boundaries, expanding the horizons for future geography research.

Researchers and academics in geography, urban studies and related disciplines will find this Handbook offers succinct overviews of recent developments in the literature. Graduate and undergraduate students will also find this an accessible and useful reference work.
‘For more than half a century, urban geography has led revolutions in social theory and spatial analysis. How do we make sense of the latest transformations of cosmopolitan planetarity and urban socionatural evolution? This Handbook is the essential guide through the diverse empirics and epistemological pluralism of contemporary urban worlds. We need to read, reflect, and act on every chapter in this valuable collection.’
– Elvin Wyly, The University of British Columbia, Canada

‘This Handbook embraces the diversity of interests and approaches within 21st century urban geography. Including chapters from both the usual suspects, but also importantly beyond the usual suspects, this is a wide-ranging, informed and readable book that will prove valuable to students of cities worldwide.’
– Loretta Lees, University of Leicester, UK 
Contributors include: R. Andersson, T. Baker, A. Blok, V. Castán Broto, L. Cesafsky, J. Coaffee, A. Cócola-Gant, I.R. Cook, J.J. Cousins,R. Cowley, K. Derickson, B. Derudder, I. Farías, S. Freire-Trigo, G. Galster, K.B. Hankins, C. Hamnett, S. He, M. Hesse, T. Hutton, P. Hubbard, L. Karaliotas, P. Kraftl, A. Luque-Ayala, D.G. Martin, S. Marvin, C. McIlwaine, J. Newell, S. Musterd, D.V. Nixon, M. Oka, A. Poorthuis, J. Qian, M. Raco, J. Rutherford, M. Ryburn, T. Schwanen, T. Shelton, E. Swyngedouw, P.J. Taylor, C. Temenos, I. Van Liempt, F. Vecchio, J. Ward, B. Warf, S. Watson, D.W.S. Wong, M. Zook
Contents:

Preface
Introduction
Tim Schwanen

PART I URBAN THEORIES AND METHODS
2. Worlding cities and comparative urbanism
Laura Cesafsky and Kate Derickson

3. Urban political ecologies of and in the city
Joshua J. Cousins and Joshua Newell

4. Urban cosmopolitics
Anders Blok and Ignacio Farías

5. Big data and the city
Matthew Zook, Taylor Shelton and Ate Poorthuis

PART II URBAN NETWORKS
6. Multiple geographies of global urban connectivity as measured in the interlocking network model
Ben Derudder and Peter J. Taylor

7. Inside mobile urbanism: cities and policy mobilities
Cristina Temenos, Tim Baker and Ian R. Cook

8. Metropolitan mobilities: transnational urban labour markets
Cathy McIlwaine and Megan Ryburn

9. Refugee mobility across networks and cities
Ilse Van Liempt and Francesco Vecchio

10. Urban infrastructures: four tensions and their effects
Tim Schwanen and Denver V. Nixon

PART III URBAN REDEVELOPMENT
11. Emerging city regions: urban expansion, transformation and discursive construction
Markus Hesse

12. The cultural economy in cities
Tom Hutton

13. Urban regeneration through culture
Jonathan Ward and Phil Hubbard

14. Developing a critical understanding of smart urbanism
Andrés Luque-Ayala and Simon Marvin

15. Terrorism, risk and the quest for urban resilience
Jon Coaffee

PART IV URBAN INEQUALITIES
16. Urban inequality
Chris Hamnett

17. Segregation: a multi–contextual and multi–faceted phenomenon in stratified societies
Masayoshi Oka and David W. S. Wong

18. Neighbourhood effects on social outcomes
Sako Musterd, Roger Andersson and George Galster

19. Gentrification and displacement: urban inequality in cities of late capitalism
Agustín Cócola-Gant

20. Urban informatics and e-governance
Barney Warf

PART V URBAN SOCIALITIES
21. Sociality, materiality and the city
Sophie Watson

22. Spaces of encounter: learning to live together in superdiverse cities
Nick Schuermans

23. Children’s geographies: encounters and experiences
Peter Kraftl

PART VI URBAN POLITICS
24. Exploring insurgent urban mobilizations: from urban social movements to urban political movements?
Lazaros Karaliotas and Erik Swyngedouw

25. Urban governance: re-thinking top-down and bottom-up power relations in the wake of neo-liberalisation
Mike Raco and Sonia Freire-Trigo

26. The right to the city: theoretical outline and reflections on migrants’ activism in post-reform urban China
Junxi Qian and Shenjing He

27. Contextualizing neighbourhood activism: spatial solidarity in the city
Katherine B. Hankins and Deborah G. Martin

PART VII URBAN SUSTAINABILITIES
28. Urban sustainability transitions699Jonathan Rutherford

29. Eco-cities
Robert Cowley

30. The governance of climate change in urban areas
Vanesa Castán Broto

Index