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Urban and Spatial Networks 3: Methods & Data

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Day: 4/7/2020
Start / End Time: 9:50 AM / 10:05 AM (MDT)
Room: Virtual Track 11
Organizers: Zachary Neal, Kirsten Martinus, Thomas Sigler
Chairs: Thomas Sigler


Networks are known to structure all forms of human behavior. When these networks include a spatial component, they present unique challenges to study, but also offer greater potential for insight. This is particularly true for networks in and between cities, where the bulk of human activity is increasingly concentrated.

We invite abstracts for one or more sessions focused on URBAN AND SPATIAL NETWORKS. While all submissions should focus on some aspect of a structural conception of network(s) in an urban or spatial context, we encourage a broad range of submissions:
- At any scale: within-city, between-city, global, local, etc
- In any domain: social, infrastructure, economic, etc
- Any role or process: Centrality/Hubs, Brokerage/Gateways, Longitudinal change, etc
- Theoretical, methodological, and empirical work

All papers in the session(s) will have the opportunity to be featured on, and to be considered for a special issue (see below).

Interested participants should send a title and an abstract of no more than 250 words following AAG guidelines to Zachary Neal ( no later than October 25th. Contributors of abstracts selected for inclusion in the session will be notified by November 1st, and will be asked to provide their registration code (PIN) after registering for the conference and submitting their abstract at For more details, please visit

All submissions to this AAG session will be eligible for consideration in two planned special issues:

(1) "Peripheries in Urban and Economic Networks”, to be published in Global Networks (see formal CFP at

(2) “Brokerage in Geographical Networks”, to be published in Regional Studies


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Shade T. Shutters*, Arizona State University, Dylan Weber, Arizona State University, Srivatsav Kandala, Arizona State University, Vikash Bajaj, Arizona State University, Fangwu Wei, Arizona State University, Assessing urban adaptive capacity using economic networks 15 9:50 AM
Presenter Zachary Neal*, Michigan State University, Rachel Domagalski, Michigan State University, Bruce Sagan, Michigan State University, Extracting the backbone of spatial networks 15 10:05 AM
Presenter Ben Derudder*, Ghent University, Bipartite network projections of multi-locational corporations in world city research: realising the potential 15 10:20 AM
Presenter Michael Tyrala*, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, World City Network Analysis and the Curious Omission of Offshore Tax Dodging: Addressing the Multi-Trillion Dollar Elephant in the Room 15 10:35 AM
Discussant Thomas Sigler University of Queensland 15 10:50 AM

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