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Jonas, A.E.G., McCann, E., & Thomas, M. (2015).  Urban geography: A critical introduction. Wiley-Blackwell.


Cities and Social Change


Paddison, R. & McCann, E. eds. (2014).  Cities & social change: Encounters with contemporary urbanism. Sage.


Mobile Urbanism


McCann, E. & Ward, K. eds. (2011). Mobile urbanism: Cities & policy-making in the global age. Minnesota.


Articles & book chapters on policy mobilities

Baker, T. & McCann, E. (In Press).  Beyond failure: The generative effects of unsuccessful proposals for Supervised Drug Consumption Sites (SCS) in Melbourne, Australia. Urban Geography.

McCann, E. (2017).  Mobilities, politics, and the future: Critical geographies of green urbanism.  Environment & Planning A, 49(8), 1816-1823.

Baker, T., Cook, I. R., McCann, E., Temenos, C., & Ward, K. (2016). Policies on the move: The transatlantic travels of Tax Increment Financing. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 106(2), 459-469. [Reprinted in Kwan, M.-P. & Schwanen, T. eds. (2017) Geographies of mobility: Recent advances in theory & method. Routledge. Ch. 24.]

Longhurst, A., & McCann, E. (2016). Political struggles on a frontier of harm reduction drug policy: Geographies of constrained policy mobility. Space and Polity, 20(1), 109-123. [Reprinted in Williams, S. Warf, B. eds. (2017) Drugs, Law, People, Place and the State
Ongoing regulation, resistance and change.  Routledge. Ch. 8.]

Baker, T., Smith, M. P., Roy, A., McCann, E., McGuirk, P., Mountz, A., Peck, J., & Theodore, N. (2015). Reading Jamie Peck and Nik Theodore’s Fast Policy: Experimental Statecraft at the Thresholds of Neoliberalism. Political Geography, 53, 89-99.

McCann, E., & Ward, K. (2015). Thinking through dualisms in urban policy mobilities. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 39(4), 828-830.

McCann, E., & Temenos, C. (2015). Mobilizing drug consumption rooms: inter-place networks and harm reduction drug policy. Health & place, 31, 216-223.

McCann, E. & Ward, K. (2015). Exploring urban policy mobilities: the case of Business Improvement Districts. Sociologica: Italian Journal of Sociology, 8(1), 1-20.

Temenos, C. & McCann, E. (2013). Policies. In Adey, P., Bissell, D., Hannam, K., Merriman, P. & Sheller, M. eds. The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities. Routledge, 575-584.

McCann, E., Ward, K., & Roy, A. (2013). Assembling/worlding cities. Urban Geography, 34(5), 581-589.

Temenos, C. & McCann, E. (2013). Geographies of policy mobilities. Geography Compass, 7(5), 344-357.

McCann, E. & Ward, K. (2013). A multi-disciplinary approach to policy transfer research: Geographies, assemblages, mobilities, and mutations. Policy Studies, 34(1), 2-18.

McCann, E. (2013). Policy boosterism, policy mobilities, and the extrospective city. Urban Geography 34(1), 5-29.

McCann, E. & Ward, K. (2012). Policy assemblages, mobilities and mutations: Toward a multidisciplinary conversation. Political Studies Review, 10(3), 325-332.

Temenos, C. & McCann, E. (2012). The local politics of policy mobility: Learning, persuasion, and the production of a municipal sustainability fix. Environment & Planning A, 44(6), 1389-1406.

McCann, E. & K. Ward. (2012). Assembling urbanism: Following policies and ‘studying through’ the sites and situations of policy-making. Environment & Planning A, 44(1), 42-51.

McCann, E. (2011). Veritable inventions: Cities, policies, and assemblage. Area, 43(2), 143-147.

McCann, E. (2011). Urban policy mobilities and global circuits of knowledge: Toward a research agenda. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 101(1), 107-130.

McCann, E. (2011). Points of reference: knowledge of elsewhere in the politics of urban drug policy. In McCann, E. & Ward, K. eds. Mobile urbanism: Cities and policymaking in the global age, Minnesota, 97-122.

Lowry, G. & McCann, E. (2011). Asia in the mix: Urban form and global mobilities – Hong Kong, Vancouver, Dubai. In Aihwa Ong and Ananya Roy eds. Worlding Cities: Asian Experiments and the Art of Being Global. Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell, 182-204.

McCann, E. & Ward, K. (2010). Relationality / territoriality: Toward a conceptualization of cities in the world. Geoforum, 41(2), 175-184.

McCann, E. (2008). Expertise, truth, and urban policy mobilities: Global circuits of knowledge in the development of Vancouver, Canada’s ‘Four Pillar’ drug strategy. Environment and Planning A, 40(4), 885-904.

McCann, E. (2004). ‘Best Places’: Inter-urban competition, quality of life, and popular media discourse. Urban Studies, 41(10), 1909-1929.

Selected other articles & book chapters

McClintock, N., Miewald, C., & McCann, E. (In Press). The politics of urban agriculture: Sustainability, governance, and contestation.  In Jonas, A., Miller, B., Ward, K., & Wilson, D. (eds) SAGE Handbook on Spaces of Urban Politics (SAGE).

Miewald, C., Grieve, S., McIntosh, A., McCann, E., Temenos, C., & Woodward, M. (In Press). Toward inclusion: Researching Food as Harm Reduction in an urban foodscape.  In Klodawsky, F., Andrew, C., & Siltanen, J. (eds.) Social Development Research to Promote Inclusion in Canadian Cities, McGill-Queen’s University Press.

McCann, E. (In Press). Harvey Molotch. In Koch, R. & Latham, A. (eds.) Key Thinkers in Urban Studies. Sage.

Miewald, C., Aiello, D., & McCann, E. (In Press). Urban neighbourhoods as foodscapes: Positioning food more centrally in urban studies through the case of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. In Hannigan, J. & Richards, G. eds. The Handbook of New Urban Studies. Sage.

McCann, E. (2017). Governing urbanism: Urban governance studies 1.0, 2.0 and beyond. Urban Studies, 54(2), 312-326.

Miewald, C. & McCann, E. (2014). Foodscapes and the geographies of poverty: Sustenance, strategy, and politics in an urban neighbourhood. Antipode, 46(2), 537-556.

Catungal, J.P.C. & McCann, E. (2010). Governing sexuality and park space: Acts of regulation in Vancouver, BC. Social and Cultural Geography, 11(1), 75-94.

Proudfoot, J. & McCann, E. (2010). At Street-Level: Bureaucratic Practice in the Management of Urban Neighborhood Change. Urban Geography, 29(4), 348-370.

McCann E. (2009). City Marketing. In Kitchin R, Thrift N (eds) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, 2, 119-124. Elsevier.

McCann E. (2009). New Urbanism. In Kitchin R, Thrift N (eds) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, 7, 438-443. Elsevier.

McCann, E. (2008). Livable city / unequal city: The Politics of Policy-Making in a ‘Creative’ Boomtown. Interventions Economiques, 37.

McCann, E. (2007). Inequality and Politics in the Creative City-Region: Questions of Livability and State Strategy. The International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 31(1), 188-196.

McCann, E.J. (2007). Rasse, Protest und öffentlicher Raum. Lefebvre in der US-amerikanischen Stadt. In Belina, Bernd & Boris Michel eds. Raumproduktionen: Beiträge der Radical Geography Eine Zwischenbilanz. Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot, 235-255. [Originally published in Antipode (31:2, 1999). Translator: Boris Michel.]

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