Applications are invited for the posts of Editor, Special Issue Editor & Editorial Assistant for Urban Geography


Urban Geography has two editorial openings.  The first is for an Editor and the second is for a Special Issue Editor.  Each post is for an initial term of three years, starting in January 2021.

Please submit applications by 5 pm (GMT), 31 October 2020

Application Procedure

Applicants are requested to submit a one-page vision statement and outline of qualifications for the position, along with a two-page C.V.  Applicants will be contacted in early November and a final decision taken by early December 2020.

To submit your application, please E-Mail your documents to Kevin Ward ( and Sarah Bird (, under the subject line of either, “Urban Geography Editor” or “Urban Geography Special Issues Editor”.

As we are committed to expanding and diversifying representation through the recruitment of editors and board members whose identities are underrepresented in the discipline, our recruitment process will also involve conscious regard for the gender and race of applicants.

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2020 UGSG Award Winners

— Graduate Student Paper Competition 2020 —
Melissa Heil, “Debtor spaces: Austerity, space, and dispossession” Department of Geography and GIScience, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

— PhD Dissertation Competition 2020 —
MyungIn Ji, “The fantasy of authenticity: understanding the paradox of retail gentrification in Seoul from a Lacanian perspective” Department of Geography, University of Kentucky

Léa Ravensbergen, “Towards feminist geographies of cycling” University of Toronto, currently a postdoctoral fellow at McMaster University

— Glenda Laws Undergraduate Paper Award 2020 —
Holden Dempsey, ‘Die Stadt dehört uns! Environmental gentrification, contested space, and the right to the city in Berlin,’completed while a student at University of Oklahoma

— Urban Geography Graduate Student Fellowships 2020 —
Mae Miller, “The Library of the Sea: Imperial Maritime Subjects, Insurgent Spaces, and Radical Internationalism 1790-1939” Ph.D. student, Earth and Environmental Sciences, CUNY Graduate Center

The 2019 Early Career Researcher Prize Winner!

The 2019 Early Career Researcher Prize was awarded to Casey Lynch for Representations of Utopian Urbanism and the Feminist Geopolitics of ‘New City’ Development published in Urban Geography Volume 40, Issue 8. Honorable Mentions went to Sarah Launius for Fixing financialization in the credit-constrained city and Aidan Mosselson for Everyday security: privatized policing, local legitmacy and atmospheres of control

2020 Workshop Award Recipients

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Urban Geography is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Workshop Award, Dr. Sophie Webber, Dr. Kurt Iveson (University of Sydney) and Dr. Marilu Melo Zurita (University of New South Wales).  Their workshop on “Common Infrastructures” will focus on the physical systems that enable flows of people and things in cities and research about their political economy, social constitution and uneven outcomes.  Their workshop will bring together academics, practitioners and activists to scrutinize relations between the private and public sphere in the context of Sydney and New South Wales and the infrastructural transformations taking place there.  Participants in the workshop will examine the interdependencies between physical and social forms of infrastructures, the blurring of boundaries between state and market in producing and governing those infrastructures, and the relations between private and collective costs and benefits.  The conveners hope that the discussions and debates during the workshop will help to offer new conceptual and practical policy ideas for making infrastructures more economically, environmentally and socially just.