2019 Washington, DC

AAG Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the AAG is quite possibly the largest geography conference in the world, with over 8,500 geographers converging from the U.S., Canada, and nearly 60 other countries in a typical year. With thousands of different papers and presentations scheduled throughout the conference, you’ll find no shortage of activities that reflect your specific interests within the field of geography.

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park and the Omni Shoreham in Washington, D.C'.s  Woodley Park neighborhood. 


Organizers: Zachary Neal (Michigan State University) & Celine Rozenblat (University of Lausanne)

Deadline for abstract submission: 25 October 2018

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. 


This work has spurred new scholarly conversations in a number of venues, including:

- The Ghent symposium on The Future of Urban Networks

- A special issue in Networks and Spatial Economics

- A special issue in the Journal of Urban Affairs

- The forthcoming Handbook of Cities and Networks

- The upcoming Perth symposium on Economic and Social Networks in Peripheral Cities

To learn more about these, visit http://www.urbannetworks.org


To continue this conversation and further advance research on cities and networks, we invite abstracts for one or more sessions focused on this topic. While all submissions should focus on some aspect of a structural conception of network(s) in urban context(s), we encourage a broad range of submissions related to cities and networks:

- At any scale: within-city, between-city, global, local

- In any domain: social, infrastructure, economic, etc

- Theoretical, methodological, and empirical work


All papers in the session(s) will be featured on http://www.urbannetworks.org


Interested participants should send a title and an abstract of no more than 250 words following AAG guidelines to Zachary Neal (zpneal@msu.edu) no later than October 25th. 

Contributors of abstracts selected for inclusion in the session will be notified by October 31th, and will be asked to provide their registration code (PIN) after registering for the conference and submitting their abstract at http://annualmeeting.aag.org/


For more details, please visit http://www.urbannetworks.org/aag2019

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