Research in this cluster examines the relationship between economic change, social transformation and social and economic justice.
Cluster members have a track record in generating research that is internationally renowned and socially engaged. The cluster asks: how are economic organisations and relations being spatially reconfigured now? What patterns of social inequality and injustice are enacted as labour, finance, housing and education are transforming? And how can such changes be re-imagined for a more just world? Current work examines a wide range of themes in both the developed and developing worlds including the geography of finance, transnational migration, urban precarity, social inequality, environmental health governance, and labour market restructuring.
In bringing economic, social and urban geographers together, the cluster is guided by a concern for conceptual and methodological innovation and the development of research committed to working with and alongside local communities.
News and Research Highlights
- Knowles, R.D., Ferbrache, F. and Nikitas, A. (2020) Transport's historical, contemporary and future role in shaping urban development: Re-evaluating transit oriented development. Cities, 99.
- Dorling, D. and Koljonen, A. (2020) Finntopia: what we can learn from the world's happiest country. Agenda publishing / Columbia University Press, Newcastle and New York. ISBN: 978-1788212168.
- Dorling, D. (2020) Slowdown: the end of the great acceleration - and why it's good for the planet, the economy, and our lives. Yale University Press, New Haven and London. pp. 400. ISBN: 978-0300243406.
- Ioannou, S. and Wójcik, D. (2020) Finance and growth nexus: An international analysis across cities. Urban Studies.
- Shi, Q. and Dorling, D. (2020) Growing socio-spatial inequality in neo-liberal times? Comparing Beijing and London. Applied Geography, 115. 102139.