Cities and Networks III: Social & Political Networks

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Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:45 PM
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 Caleb Gallemore*, Lafayette College, Arno Kourula, University of Amsterdam, Kristjan Jespersen, Copenhagen Business School, Roy Suddaby, University of Victoria, Spatial Capital and the Agglomeration of Governance in the Transnational REDD+ Field 20 3:05 PM
Presenter Margaret Bartholomew*, London School of Economics and Political Science, Alasdair Jones, London School of Economics and Political Science, Ties through place: a review and synthesis of socio-material network analyses 20 3:25 PM
Presenter Kathryn Anderson*, University of Houston, Joseph Galaskiewicz*, University of Arizona, Kendra Thompson-Dyck, University of Arizona, Racial/Ethnic Residential Segregation and Urban Spatial Networks: An Analysis of Children’s Leisure Time Activities in the Phoenix Area 20 3:45 PM
Presenter Susan Burtner*, University of California, Santa Barbara, Alan Murray, University of California, Santa Barbara, Social Mobility and Segregation Examined through Networked Behavior 20 4:05 PM
Presenter Sara S Metcalf*, University at Buffalo (SUNY), Harvey D Palmer, University at Buffalo (SUNY), Qiuyi Zhang, University at Buffalo (SUNY), Mary E Northridge, NYU Langone, Modeling Dissemination of Health Information and Beliefs in Urban Social Networks 20 4:25 PM

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