Urban Geography

(The median citation count of Urban Geography is 3. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-04-01 to 2024-04-01.)
Pandemic in a smart city: Singapore’s COVID-19 management through technology & society67
The transition to autonomous cars, the redesign of cities and the future of urban sustainability61
Ritornello: “People as Infrastructure”55
Localizing the SDGs in cities: reflections from an action research project in Bristol, UK34
The long shadow of the state: financializing the Chinese city32
Care, commoning and collectivity: from grand domestic revolution to urban transformation30
Socio-economic segregation in European cities. A comparative study of Brussels, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Oslo and Stockholm29
Dynamics in the polycentric development of Chinese cities, 2001-201624
Animating caste: visceral geographies of pigs, caste, and violent nationalisms in Chennai city24
Community gardening in Hellinikon as a resistance struggle against neoliberal urbanism: spatial autogestion and the right to the city in post-crisis Athens, Greece22
The urban politics of policy failure22
The role of spatial planning in transitioning to circular urban development21
Social infrastructure: why it matters and how urban geographers might study it20
Digitally enabled diverse economies: exploring socially inclusive access to the circular economy in the city20
Climate urbanism as critical urban theory19
Activating urban environments as social infrastructure through civic stewardship19
Autonomous vehicle experiments and the city19
The density dilemma: there is always too much and too little of it19
Placing cities in the circular economy: neoliberal urbanism or spaces of socio-ecological transition?19
Social infrastructure and public life – notes on Finsbury Park, London18
Governing homeowner associations in China’s gated communities: the extension of state infrastructural power and its uneven reach17
Metropolisation: the winding road toward the citification of the region17
The three modes of existence of the pandemic smart city16
Climate urbanism through the lens of informal settlements15
From circular consumers to carriers of (unsustainable) practices: socio-spatial transformations in the Circular City15
U.S. suburbs and the global COVID-19 pandemic: from cleanscapes to safescapes 2.0? The case of the New York metropolitan area15
Urban life in the shadows of infrastructural death: from people as infrastructure to dead labor and back again15
The relational co-production of “success” and “failure,” or the politics of anxiety of exporting urban “models” elsewhere15
The touristification of nightlife: some theoretical notes14
Claiming value in a heterogeneous solid waste configuration in Kampala14
Apps, maps and war rooms: on the modes of existence of “COVtech” in India14
Policing the future, disrupting urban policy today. Predictive policing, smart city, and urban policy in Memphis (TN)14
Climate urbanism: crisis, capitalism, and intervention13
World cities of ride-hailing13
Capital switching, spatial fix, and the paradigm shifts of China’s urbanization13
Continental metropolitanization: Chongqing and the urban origins of China’s Belt and Road Initiative13
The New Urban Displacements? Finance-Led Capitalism, Austerity, and Rental Housing Dynamics12
The urban commons: a keyword essay12
Expulsion: A type of forced mobility experienced by homeless people in Canada12
Beyond southern urbanism? Imagining an urban geography of a world of cities12
Gentrification and social classes in Paris, 1982-200812
Symbolic domination in the neoliberal city: space, class, and residential stigma11
The uncharted foreign actors, investments, and urban models in African new city building11
Refugees and the transforming landscapes of small cities in the US11
Evictions as infrastructural events11
Productive tensions? The “city” across geographies of planetary urbanization and the urban age11
The urban class structure: class change and spatial divisions from a multidimensional class perspective11
Metropolisation and the challenge of rural-urban dichotomies11
Constructing an “infrastructure of care” – understanding the institutional remnants and socio-technical practices that constitute South Africa’s Covid-19 response11
Rethinking climate futures through urban fabrics: (De)growth, densification, and the politics of scale10
The service hub as bypassed social infrastructure: evidence from inner-city Osaka10
Discursive practices of territorial stigmatization: how newspapers frame violence and crime in a Chicago community10
“Insurrection is not a spectacle”: experiencing and contesting touristification in Exarcheia, Athens10
Metropolitan context and immigrant rights experiences: DACA awareness and support in Houston10
Not entirely displacement: conceptualizing relocation in Ethiopia and South Africa as “disruptive re-placement”10
Introduction: displacement, asylum and the city – theoretical approaches and empirical findings10
The work of foodification: an analysis of food gentrification in Turin, Italy10
‘A world of many Souths’: (anti)Blackness and historical difference in conversation with Ananya Roy10
“A marketplace of schools”: race, power, and education reform in the Detroit region9
Limited urban citizenship: the case of community councils in East Jerusalem9
Becoming killable: white-tailed deer management and the production of overabundance in the Blue Hills9
People’s absence from public places: academic research in the post-covid-19 era9
Universities and urban social structure: gentrification, studentification, and youthification in five United States legacy cities9
Eco-communities as insurgent climate urbanism: radical urban socio-material transformations9
Moving the mountain and greening the sea: the micropolitics of speculative green urbanism at Forest City, Iskandar Malaysia9
From displacements to rent control and housing justice9
Class monopoly rent, property relations, and Portland's homeless crisis9
Reimagining the physical/social infrastructure of the American street: policy and design for mobility justice and conviviality9
Mobilizing legal expertise in and against cities: urban planning amidst increased legal action in Bogotá8
Race, space, and America’s subprime housing boom8
Governing urban infrastructures under pandemic conditions: some thoughts8
Rethinking the off-grid city8
Rethinking the post-socialist city8
The compassionate invisibilization of homelessness: where revanchist and supportive city policies meet8
Cultivated, feral, wild: the urban as an ecological formation8
What is a river? A transnational meditation on the colonial city, abolition ecologies and the future of geography8
Gentrification in large Canadian cities: tenure, age, and exclusionary displacement 1991-20118
Changing neighborhoods, shifting connections: mapping relational geographies of gentrification using social media data8
Nuancing student geographies: studentscapes in post-industrial cities8
Negotiating urban solidarities: multiple agencies and contested meanings in the making of solidarity cities8
Planetary urbanization and the “right against the urbicidal city”8
Wood works: how local value chains based on urban forests contribute to place-based circular economy8
Urban village on a global scale: Diverse interpretations of one label7
Seeking polycentric post-suburbanization: a view from the urban region of Milan7
Formality and informality in e-waste economies: exploring caste-class in urban land and labor practices7
Cuban migrants and the making of Havana’s property market7
Transnational gentrification and the housing market during pandemic times, Lisbon style7
Introduction: rethinking urban density7
Contesting density: beyond nimby-ism and usual suspects in governing the future city7
Fossil urbanism: fossil fuel flows, settler colonial circulations, and the production of carbon cities7
Bunkering down? The geography of elite residential basement development in London7
Decline machines and economic development: rust belt cities and Flint, Michigan7
Light infrastructures and intimate publics in the vertical city7
State and collective ownership: thwarting and enabling financialization?7
Becoming more polycentric: public transport and location choices in the Munich Metropolitan Area7
Geopolitical boundaries and urban borderlands in an Ethiopian frontier city7
The policing of Black debt: how the municipal bond market regulates the right to water7
Gentrification in the media: the eviction of critical class perspective6
Problematizing infrastructural “fixes”: critical perspectives on technocratic approaches to Green Infrastructure6
Co-producing urban expertise for SDG localization: the history and practices of urban knowledge production in South Africa6
Connecting Chinese cities with the global performing arts market: the geographies of performing-arts consumption in China6
Coyotes and more-than-human commons: exploring co-existence through Toronto’s Coyote Response Strategy6
State/finance symbiosis6
Restructuring Beijing: upscaling a megacity toward the capital city-region6
Skateboarder and scooter-rider perceptions of the urban environment: a qualitative analysis of user-generated content6
Decline-induced displacement: the case of Detroit6
Beyond the car: how electric vehicles may enable new forms of material politics at the intersection of the smart grid and smart city6
Mobilizing heterogeneity: understanding the dynamic qualities and diversity of energy access in Maputo6
Refugee urbanism: seeing asylum “like a city”6
“We dredge because it doesn’t work”: urban political ecology and the uneven geographies of sediment metabolism6
Aesthetic politics and community gardens in Singapore6
Urban densification and exclusionary pressure: emerging patterns of gentrification in Oslo6
The spatiality of poverty and popular agency in the GCR: constituting an extended urban region6
Urban renewal without gentrification: toward dual goals of neighborhood revitalization and community preservation?6
“Cuando Colón baje el dedo”: the role of repair in urban reproduction6
Urban extractivism. Contesting megaprojects in Mexico City, rethinking urban values6
The urbanising dynamics of global China: speculation, articulation, and translation in global capitalism6
Importing export zones: processes and impacts of replicating a Chinese model of urbanization in rural south India5
Black insurgent aesthetics and the public imaginary5
Osmosis across defensible space: observations and lessons from dérives in London during COVID-195
The annexation threat: local government boundary changes, race, and the formation of new cities5
Housing affordability and commute distance5
“Fast urban model-making”: constructing Moroccan urban expertise through Zenata Eco-City5
Thinking topologically about urban climate finance: geographical inequalities and Mexico’s urban landscapes of infrastructure investment5
Toward an agentic understanding of the urban metabolism: a landscape theory perspective5
Mixed measures: different definitions of racially diverse neighborhoods compared5
Community formation in talent worker housing: the case of Silicon Valley Talent Apartments, Shenzhen5
Making city-bases: homeless places, poverty management, and urban change in Pilsen, Czechia5
“It makes almost no difference which algorithm you use”: on the modularity of predictive policing5
Urban infrastructure in the framework of mega-event exceptionalism: Glasgow and the 2014 Commonwealth Games5
Whose city? Which sociality?5
Rebranding place “to build community”: neighborhood branding in Buffalo, NY5
Spatial distribution of urban gardens on vacant land and rooftops: A case study of 'The Garden City Initiative' in Taipei City, Taiwan5
The limits to urban revolution: the transformation of Ankara, Turkey, under the Justice and Development Party5
Planning for craft breweries: neolocalism, third places and gentrification5
Towards a parallel exceptional welfare system: the scaling down and out of forced migrants’ reception in Italy5
Understanding different levels of segregation in urban China: a comparative study among 21 cities in Guangdong province5
Is the grid people or product? Relational infrastructure networks in Cape Town's energy-housing nexus4
Neoliberalization and urban redevelopment: the impact of public policy on multiple dimensions of spatial inequality4
Relying on their own hands: Examining the causes and consequences of supermarket decentralization in Detroit4
“鱼龙混杂 yúlóng-hùnzá” - fish and dragons (bad and good people) mixing together: young people, urban life and alcohol, drinking, drunkenness in China4
New urban politics as post-politics of schooling marketization and distribution in entrepreneurial Chinese cities4
The datafication of water infrastructure and its implications for (il)legible water consumers4
Revisiting entrepreneurial governance in China’s urban redevelopment: a case from Wuhan4
Venerated skylines under pressure: a view of three cities4
Curious encounters: the social consolations of digital platform work in the gig economy4
Encountering neighbors: coexisting with difference in Auckland’s Avondale4
Urban property as security: examining the intersections between Africa’s growing middle classes and urban transformations4
Does spatial proximity supplant family ties? Exploring the role of neighborly support for older people in diverse, aging cities4
Artistic careers in the cyclicality of art scenes and gentrification: symbolic capital accumulation through space in Bushwick, NYC4
Temporal logics in urban place-making: the case of refugee-background Ethiopians in Australia4
Keeping up with the zones(es): how competing local governments in China use development zones as back doors to urbanization4
Spaces of social reproduction, mobility, and the Syrian refugee care crisis in Izmir, Turkey4
Vernacular place name as a cultural arena of urban place-making and symbolic resistance in Minsk, Belarus4
Cultural memory, white innocence, and United States territory: the 2022 Urban Geography Plenary Lecture4
Security planning, citizenship, and the political temporalities of electricity infrastructure4
Between Bios and Philia : inside the politics of life-loving cities4
Not Chicago: voids in world city network formation4
Are mixed neighborhoods more socially cohesive? Evidence from Nanjing, China4
The politics of post-developmentalist expertise: progressive movements, strategic localism, and urban governance in Seoul4
Space and social capital: social contacts in a segregated city4
Aestheticizing the beautiful city: democratic politics and design review4
Simulating the “city of joy”: state choreography and the re-appropriation of public spaces in Kolkata4
Charting the design and implementation of the smart city: the case of citizen-centric bikeshare in Hamilton, Ontario4
From campaign-style governance to multiple environmentalities: urban political ecologies of e-waste regulation in Guiyu, China4
Land back / cities back4
Walking (with) the platform: bikesharing and the aesthetics of gentrification in Vancouver4
School-hosted urban development: the transformation of education facilities into residential real estate in Chicago4
Urban Pulse - Gendered urban toponyms in the global South: a time for de-colonization?3
The people as infrastructure concept: appraisal and new directions3
Making the city through participatory video: implications for urban geography3
Folding Beijing in Houchangcun Road, or, the topology of power density3
Curating smart cities3
Urban value chains and re-framing agglomeration-centric conceptions of urban theory3
Green, gray, glocal: governing urban resilience in the Tel Aviv metropolitan region3
Urban adaptation pathways at the edge of the anthropocene: lessons from the Blue Pacific Continent3
Closed or connected? The economic geography of technological collaboration between special economic zones in China’s Suzhou-Wuxi-Changzhou metropolitan area3
Border troubles: urban nature and the remaking of public/private divides3
Seeing like a shadow state: an ethnography of homeless street outreach in the USA3
City-states in relational urbanization: the case of Luxembourg and Singapore3
Why is emotional data failing to produce more humane cities? Urban governance and the (interdisciplinary) problem of wellbeing3
Planning and developing a high-speed railway new town under state entrepreneurialism in China3
No place for trust—the significance of trust in housing development3
Newly urban Nepal3
No common cause? The spaces of urban collective identity3
“Just as much as there is Islamophobia, there is racism:” corporeal encounters with the Muslim Other in Amsterdam3
More-than-human territoriality: the contested spaces and beastly places of Canada geese in Europe’s largest urban wetland3
Performing conviviality in diverse and precarious urban spaces: everyday experiences of Nigerian migrant entrepreneurs in Downtown, Harare3
(Re)gaining the urban commons: everyday, collective, and identity resistance3
“A ‘Golden Child’ for Investors”: the assetization of urban childcare property in NZ3
Towards plush new digs in Toronto’s in-between city: the changing governance of student housing in Canada3
Traveling planning concepts revisited: how they land and why it matters3
City-regional demographic composition and the fortunes of regional second cities3
Visualizing superdiversity and “seeing” urban socio-economic complexity3
Smart urban living in Singapore? Thinking through everyday geographies3
Identifying habitation patterns in world heritage areas through social media and open datasets3
Persistent racial diversity in neighborhoods: what explains it and what are the long-term consequences?3
Climate urbanism and austerity in structurally disadvantaged cities3
Down and out in Dhaka: understanding land financialization and displacement in austerity urbanism3
Making urban humanitarian policy: the “neighbourhood approach” in Lebanon3
A visual ethnography of an urban neighborhood3
Doing comparative urbanism: comparative conversation as tactic3
On data cultures and the prehistories of smart urbanism in “Africa’s Digital City”3
Densities of care3
The uneven shrinking city: neighborhood demographic change and creative class planning in Birmingham, Alabama3
Imposing ferality: a technopolitical analysis of feral and free-roaming animal classification technologies3
Life in London’s changing densities3
Interrogating ‘urban social innovation’: relationality and urban change in Berlin3