Abstracts Canterbury 2011

  • Adrián Guillermo Aguilar Institute of Geography, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Josefina Hernández Lozano, Institute of Geography, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Metropolitan Transformation and Polycentric Structure in Mexico City: Identification of Urban Subcenters, 1989-2005


  • Mohamed A. Ali Scientific Advisor for Tiabah University Institute For Research and Consulting (TURCI), Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah, Saudi Arabia

Urban Planning Challenges in Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah, Saudi Arabia


  • Liliane Buccianti-Barakat Member of the IGU Urban Commission, Member of IPEMED, Member of the AEFM, Member of the Arab Tourism Association, Coordinator of the Scientific Research Commission, Delegate of the Faculty, Responsible of Tourism and Cultural Planning Section

Territorial markers and social fragmentation in Beirut's visual urban landscape


  • Rubén Camilo Lois González, Francisco José Armas Quintá, José Carlos Macía Arce Research Group Territorial Analysis (ANTE), University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

Consumption of advanced Internet services in urban areas: a case study of Madrid


  • Tony Champion, Mike Coombes Centre for Urban & Regional Development Studies (CURDS) , Newcastle University

Is Pennine England becoming more polycentric or more centripetal? An analysis of commuting flows in a transforming industrial region, 1981-2001


  • Pedro Chamusca Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto (FLUP), Centre of Studies on Geography and Spatial Planning (CEGOT)

Urban regeneration in Porto: Reflections on a fragmented sub-regional space, without institutional powers and “lost” between central government and local authorities


  • Wayne K. D. Davies Geography, University of Calgary,Canada

Festivities as urban transformations: multi-dimensional perspectives


  • Vera Denzer Institute for Geography, University of Leipzig

Urban heritage tourism: up-to-date modes of memory for tourists


  • Björn Frauendienst, Andreas Redecker Ruhr-University Bochum, Geography Department

Children’s independent mobility in Germany: Where is Germany heading?


  • Joan Ganau Universitat de Lleida, Spain, UNESCO Chair on “Intermediate cities, urbanization and development”

Is there creative life further than the big cities? Challenges for Medium-sized and Small Cities in a Globalised Economy


  • H. S. Geyer, D. du Plessis, A. van Eeden, H. S. Geyer jr., CRUISE, Centre for regional and urban innovation and Statistical Exploration

Recent morphological trends in metropolitan South Africa


  • Alejandro Lopez-Gonzalez, University of Leon, Spain, Maria-Jose Pineira-Mantinan, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Urban Dynamics and real-estate speculation: the impact on the urban areas on the Atlantic axis (Galicia, Spain)


  • A. Horn University of Pretoria

A Decade of Change in learner reacial desegregation: Tschwane 2000-2010


  • Dr. Jayasree Borah, Geography Department, Cotton College, Guwahati , India

The rural-urban migration pattern in Guwahati's environment


  • Nico Kotze, Department of Geography, Environmental Management and Energy Studies, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

The Impact of an Urban Renewal Programme on the Inhabitants of Alexandra, Johannesburg, South Africa


  • Mikoto Kukimoto, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Ryo Koizumi, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hiroyazu Nishiyama, Meiji University, Tomoko Kumo, Meiji University, Taro Kawaguchi, Meiji University

Childcare strategies of double-income families living in central Tokyo


  • Rinku Manta, Guwahati University Assam, India, Dr. Jnanshree Borah, Deptt. Of Geography Arya Vidyapeeth College, Jayashree Bora, Deptt. Of Geography, Cotton College Guwahati

Urbanisation and Growth of small towns in Assam, India


  • Keisuke Matsui, Univesity of Tsukuba

Religious tourism and World Heritage Registration Movement in Nagasaki, Japan


  • Christian Wichmann Matthiessen, University of Copenhagen

The Fehmarnbelt tunnel: Regional development perspectives


  • Simphiwe E Mini, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Department of Geography, University of South Africa(UNISA), South Africa

Post-Apartheid Cities in Transformation for Social Justice and Sustainability


  • Debnath Mookherjee, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA , Manie (H.S.) Geyer, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa, Eugene Hoerauf, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Urban Regional Identity and Traits: Delhi and its Peripheral Region

  • Dan O’Donoghue, Director of Urban and Regional Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University

In the Shadow of a Giant. Core-peripheral contrasts in South East England


  • Mahfuza Rahman, Cotton College, Guwahati, Assam, India

Urban solid waste and health implication in Guwahati City


  • Prof. Céline Rozenblat Institute of Geography - University of Lausanne, Switzerland

London and Paris in the networks of multinational firms



  • Dr Martin Sokol Canterbury Christ Church University

The polycentric metropolis hypothesis and knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS):The case of a banking and financial services sector in the Greater Dublin region


  • Ivan Townshend, University of Lethbridge, Judith Kulig, University of Lethbridge, Bill Reimer, Concordia University, Dana Edge, Queen’s University, Nancy Lightfoot, Laurentian University

Disasters and Community Resilience: Urban Lessons from “Peripheral” Wildfire Communities


  • Dr Jun TSUTSUMI Ehime University, Japan, Dr Bruno PAROLIN , University of New South Wales, Australia

Time series skyline and employment changes in Sydney, Australia


  • Juli Valdunciel, University of Girona, Spain

The anatomy of urban sprawl in the Mediterranean region: the case of the Girona districts (1979-2006)

  • José Ignacio Vila Vazquez, Université Paris 1 – UMR Géographie-Cités, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela - Grupo ANTE

Viability of flagship projects as models of urban regeneration. The representation of space through the discourses of the actors

  • Jun Yamashita, Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University, Japan

Towards Socially Sustainable Local Government:A case of Swedish Municipalities


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