Global Urban Transformations

About the series

Global Urban Transformations is a new series that brings a fresh perspective to the field of interdisciplinary urban studies. Books are international, working within a global frame of reference, whether comparatively or through focused cases demonstrating transnational processes. The series is informed by the past but future-oriented, addressing the challenges faced by emergent cities of the twenty-first century. The series aims to appeal to a varied readership, going beyond the specialist academic reader to engage the general public and city leaders.

The series editors recognise the value of different scales of analysis, commissioning work that focuses on geographies that range from trends in rapidly expanding megacity regions to the dynamics of neighbourhood change. We welcome contributions that detail stakeholder interactions that drive urban change, including tracking the power dynamics and institutional politics between residents, civil society, the state, business or traditional authorities.

Prospective authors may wish to consider the following set of themes through which the series objectives are curated. These include:

  • Rethinking the interdisciplinary: measures of value and worth in the contemporary city;
  • Urban infrastructure and the emergent city;
  • Nexus urbanism: food water energy thinking;
  • Urban health and wellbeing: public health, private city life and rethinking urban wellbeing;
  • Metropolitan inequalities: pattern, process and prognosis;
  • Urban informalities: the self-organising city;
  • The experimental urbanisms of urban intervention: new regimes of urban policy globally and the science policy interface in the contemporary city;
  • The city commons; the long term metropolis and the short term city.

Series editors
Michael Keith, Professor at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford
Susan Parnell, Global Challenges Professor of Human Geography, University of Bristol

Contact Shannon Kneis for further information. See our house style guidelines and proposal form for guidance on submitting a book proposal.

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