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AAG 2020 Call For Abstracts
April 6-10, 2019 in Washington, DC

Session(s) on URBAN AND SPATIAL NETWORKS

Organizers: Zachary Neal (Michigan State University), Kirsten Martinus (University of Western Australia), and Thomas Sigler (University of Queensland)

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 http://www.urbannetworks.org, 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 ([log in to unmask]) 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 https://www2.aag.org/aagannualmeeting/. For more details, please visit https://www.urbannetworks.org/aag2020.

==> PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES <==
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 https://www.dropbox.com/s/oiuixg8nrj9xeir/Global%20Networks%20CFP.pdf?dl=0.)

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

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Zachary Neal, PhD
Associate Professor, Michigan State University
Managing Editor, Journal of Urban Affairs
Twitter: @zpneal

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