Relational approaches to cities in globalization

Type: Paper
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Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 5:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Studio 8, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Ben Derudder, James Faulconbridge, Michael Hoyler
Chairs: James Faulconbridge


This paper session serves as a run-up to a panel session celebrating Peter Taylor’s seminal contributions to this field of research, most of which were developed in the context of the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) research network which Peter co-founded with Jon Beaverstock. The purpose of the sessions is to develop a timely overview of new theoretical, methodological and empirical developments in relational approaches to the study of cities in globalization. Nods to the relational have become near-ubiquitous across the various different epistemological positions that investigate cities in globalization, ranging from quantitative world city network research to postcolonial approaches to cities in globalization. In this session, we aim to return to the basic question of what it means to conceptualize and do relational global urban research.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Anke Hagemann*, Technische Universität Berlin, Relational geographies of production: Studying urban built environments through transnational commodity chains 20 3:20 PM
Presenter Moritz Breul*, University of Cologne, Sören Scholvin, University of Hanover, Javier Revilla Diez, University of Cologne, World Cities as Gateways: Supranational Hubs, National Primary Cities and Specialized Outliers 20 3:40 PM
Presenter Zachary Neal*, Michigan State University, It’s complicated: What are the relationships in global urban networks? 20 4:00 PM
Presenter Jan Rossi*, Sapienza, The Evolution of Cities' Linkages Intensity 20 4:20 PM

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