2019 Washington, DC

AAG Annual Meeting – April 3-7, 2019 – Washington, DC



The Annual Meeting of the AAG is quite possibly the largest geography conference in the world, with over 8,500 geographers converging from the U.S., Canada, and nearly 60 other countries in a typical year. With thousands of different papers and presentations scheduled throughout the conference, you’ll find no shortage of activities that reflect your specific interests within the field of geography.

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park and the Omni Shoreham in Washington, D.C’.s  Woodley Park neighborhood. 

all information: https://www.urbannetworks.org/aag2019 



Organizers and Co-Sponsors –

Zachary Neal, Michigan State University 

Celine Rozenblat, Université de Lausanne

International Geographical Union, Commission on Transport & Geography

International Geographical Union, Urban Geography Commission

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. To explore the range of research on urban networks, we are pleased to host four sessions at AAG2019. Please note that the sessions are subject to change until the final AAG program has been issued. We hope you will join us in Washington DC.

Cities and Networks I: Economic Networks

Ben Derudder – Real estate services firms and the world city network

Neave O’Clery – The network dynamics of urban agglomeration

Joris Beckers – The network geography in Belgium through commuting detection, a special focus on retail landscapes

Francesca Froy  – Using network analysis to better understand agglomeration economies: Manchester, UK

Fabian Wenner – High-Speed Rail and the development of interlocking firm networks of the knowledge economy in Germany and Europe

Cities and Networks II: Beyond the US & Europe

Renato Balbim – Cities’ networks, diplomacy, and policy in an urban world

Rubén Monroy – Spatial analysis of five mid-size cities in Central Mexico using Space Syntax

Celine Rozenblat – Globalization and specialization of Chinese cities 2010-2016: towards more or less urban resilience?

Ziyun He – Collaboration networks of Global financial centers: A Study Based on Initial Public Offerings of Chinese Firms in Hong Kong Stock Exchange, 1999-2017

Yuqing Long – Multifractal characterization of the distribution pattern of urban road networks: an application to 12 big cities in China

Cities and Neworks III: Social & Political Networks

Caleb Gallemore – Spatial Capital and the Agglomeration of Governance in the Transnational REDD+ Field

Meg Bartholomew – Ties through place: a review and synthesis of socio-material network analyses

Kate Anderson – Racial/Ethnic Residential Segregation and Urban Spatial Networks: An Analysis of Children’s Leisure Time Activities in the Phoenix Area (Joe G PIN: 90099867)

Su Burtner – Social mobility and segregation examined through networked behavior

Sara Metcalf – Modeling dissemination of health information and beliefs in urban social networks

Cities and Networks IV: New Frontiers

Zachary Neal  – Forecasting the 2022 World City Network

Jack Hanson – Ancient data, modern methods?

Antoine Peris – Long term evolution of information circulation between cities

Mikhail Rogov – Multi-level approach to urban resilience: conceptual and operational model

Fangcau Xu – An Algorithm to Infer a Spatiotemporal Diffusion Network

Do you know of other AAG2019 sessions focused on urban networks? Please let us know; we’d love to feature them here.