Cities and Networks II: Beyond the US & Europe

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Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 1:10 PM / 2:50 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Diplomat Room, Omni, West
Organizers: Zachary Neal, Celine Rozenblat
Chairs: Zachary Neal


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
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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

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Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Celine Rozenblat*, Universite De Lausanne, Globalization and specialization of Chinese cities 2010-2016: towards more or less urban resilience? 20 1:10 PM
Presenter Ruben Garnica-Monroy*, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Veronica Garibay-Bravo, School of Philosophy and Literature. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Alonso Gonzalez Gonzalez, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Susana Elisa Medina, Natural Resources Center of the State of Queretaro, Wendy E. Martinez Resendiz, Natural Resources Center of the State of Queretaro, Spatial analysis of five mid-size cities in Central Mexico using Space Syntax 20 1:30 PM
Presenter Ziyun He*, Beijing Normal University, Fenghua Pan, Beijing Normal University, Collaboration networks of Global financial centers: A Study Based on Initial Public Offerings of Chinese Firms in Hong Kong Stock Exchange, 1999-2017 20 1:50 PM
Presenter Renato Balbim*, UCI, Cities’ Networks. Diplomacy and Policy in an Urban World 20 2:10 PM
Presenter Yuqing Long*, Peking University, Yanguang Chen, Peking University, Multifractal characterization of the distribution pattern of urban road networks: an application to 12 big cities in China 20 2:30 PM

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