Organizers and Co-Sponsors –
Zachary Neal, Michigan State University
Celine Rozenblat, Université de Lausanne
International Geographical Union, Commission on Transport & Geography
International Geographical Union, Urban Geography Commission
The internal dynamics of cities can often be viewed as emerging from the interaction of multiple types of networks, including the social networks of people and the infrastructure networks of roads and utilities. At the same time, the dynamics of urban systems can also often be understood emerging from networks, including the economic and transportation networks that link cities into a world city network. Accordingly, research on cities and networks (a.k.a. urban networks) now spans multiple scales, topics, and disciplines. To explore the range of research on urban networks, we are pleased to host four sessions at AAG2019. Please note that the sessions are subject to change until the final AAG program has been issued. We hope you will join us in Washington DC.
Cities and Networks I: Economic Networks
Ben Derudder – Real estate services firms and the world city network
Neave O'Clery – The network dynamics of urban agglomeration
Joris Beckers – The network geography in Belgium through commuting detection, a special focus on retail landscapes
Francesca Froy - Using network analysis to better understand agglomeration economies: Manchester, UK
Fabian Wenner – High-Speed Rail and the development of interlocking firm networks of the knowledge economy in Germany and Europe
Cities and Networks II: Beyond the US & Europe
Renato Balbim – Cities' networks, diplomacy, and policy in an urban world
Rubén Monroy – Spatial analysis of five mid-size cities in Central Mexico using Space Syntax
Celine Rozenblat – Globalization and specialization of Chinese cities 2010-2016: towards more or less urban resilience?
Ziyun He – Collaboration networks of Global financial centers: A Study Based on Initial Public Offerings of Chinese Firms in Hong Kong Stock Exchange, 1999-2017
Yuqing Long – Multifractal characterization of the distribution pattern of urban road networks: an application to 12 big cities in China
Cities and Neworks III: Social & Political Networks
Caleb Gallemore – Spatial Capital and the Agglomeration of Governance in the Transnational REDD+ Field
Meg Bartholomew – Ties through place: a review and synthesis of socio-material network analyses
Kate Anderson – Racial/Ethnic Residential Segregation and Urban Spatial Networks: An Analysis of Children’s Leisure Time Activities in the Phoenix Area (Joe G PIN: 90099867)
Su Burtner – Social mobility and segregation examined through networked behavior
Sara Metcalf – Modeling dissemination of health information and beliefs in urban social networks
Cities and Networks IV: New Frontiers
Zachary Neal – Forecasting the 2022 World City Network
Jack Hanson – Ancient data, modern methods?
Antoine Peris – Long term evolution of information circulation between cities
Mikhail Rogov – Multi-level approach to urban resilience: conceptual and operational model
Fangcau Xu – An Algorithm to Infer a Spatiotemporal Diffusion Network
Do you know of other AAG2019 sessions focused on urban networks? Please let us know; we'd love to feature them here.