Urban and Political Economy
Department of Geography
Urban and Regional Political Economy concerns the spatial processes and power relations that shape cities and regions.
Cities and regions represent the pivotal locales through which a wide range of processes intersect: capital investment and disinvestment; state power and policymaking; planning, governance, and govern mentality; political struggle; and more. All of these processes are manifest in multiple forms of spatiality: scalar, territorial, networked, and placed. Faculty members and graduate students participating in the Urban and Regional Political Economy research cluster conduct research in many locations around the world, linking processes from the local to the global.