Handbook of Urban Geography
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Handbook of Urban Geography

Edited by Tim Schwanen and Ronald van Kempen

This collection brings together the latest thinking in urban geography. It provides a comprehensive overview of topical issues and draws on experiences from across the world. Chapters have been prepared by leading researchers in the field and cover themes as diverse as urban economies, inequalities and diversity, conflicts and politics, ecology and sustainability, and information technologies. The Handbook offers a valuable resource for students and researchers interested in cities and the urban in geography and across the wider social sciences.
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Chapter 3: Urban political ecologies of and in the city

Joshua J. Cousins and Joshua Newell


In this chapter, we distinguish between an urban political ecology (UPE) of the city and UPE in the city. In doing so, we do not advocate for one approach over the other, nor do we suggest a rigid dichotomy between these approaches, which have fluid boundaries. Rather, we seek to stimulate discussion on the methodological and analytical focus of the field and its potential across places, territories, and scales. As part of a ‘second wave’ of UPE, however, we see an emerging set of literature that captures the broader processes of planetary urbanization and resource flows. We suggest that future avenues of UPE work as a platform to expand its intellectual reach through interdisciplinary engagements.

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