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    Urban geography evolving: Toward an evolutionary urban geography

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    Despite growing interest in the application of evolutionary concepts to research questions in human geography, the literature is largely characterised by metaphors or analogies that are disconnected from a broader evolutionary theoretical framework. This paper takes initial steps toward developing such a framework for the subfield of urban geography by defining critical elements and relationships from Darwinian and multilevel selection theories. It then synthesises those components in an application to the issues of urban blight and disorder, to demonstrate how an evolutionary understanding of urban spatial phenomena – an “evolutionary urban geography” – can produce new insights for managing complex processes

    Urban Geography

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    Exam paper for second semester: Urban Geograph

    Urban Geography

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    Exam paper for second semester: Urban Geograph

    Urban Geography: Three Reviews

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    Since it takes several months for journal reviews to be published, we are circulating three recently prepared ones to interested colleagues in IIASA. This working paper contains: Swain, H., review of E. Chinoy, ed., "The Urban Future," forthcoming in the The Professional Geographer; Swain, H., review of B.J.L. Berry et al., "Land Use, Urban Form and Environmental Quality," forthcoming in "Canadian Geographer;" MacKinnon, R.D., review of A.G. Wilson, "Urban and Regional Models in Geography and Planning," forthcoming in the "Annals Association of American Geographers.

    Identity and Space on the Borderland between Old and New in Shanghai: A Case Study

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    China's urban geography has been dramatically altered over the past three decades. The co-presence of splinters in urban fabric-contrasting and continuously changing in terms of condition, use, and socio-cultural consistency-is symptomatic for theShanghai, intraurban borderland, urban restructuring, rural-to-urban migration,

    Social infrastructure: why it matters and how urban geographers might study it

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    Social infrastructure is an emerging research frontier in urban geography and urban studies. This editorial introduction provides a concise introduction to the term. It briefly sets out the intellectual provenance of the concept of social infrastructure, examining the different ways social infrastructure is being used across urban geography

    Reading and interpreting the gateways in contemporary cities: an educational perspective

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    This work aims at highlighting the teaching potentialities of urban geography, in particular the didactic value of gateways in contemporary cities. Therefore, after a reflection on the still fundamental pedagogical value of urban geography and its teaching tools, the paper provides a model of reading and interpreting the city through the study of connections between tourist flows and consumption models in specific urban places, that is to say, the traditional city gateways such as railway stations, ports and airports
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