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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.



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. (2020).  Beyond failure: the generative effects of unsuccessful proposals for Supervised Drug Consumption Sites (SCS) in Melbourne, Australia. Urban Geography, 41(9), 1179-1197.

Baker, T., Temenos, C., & McCann, E. (2019).  Into the ordinary: Non-elite actors and the mobility of harm reduction policies. Online First (June), Policy & Society.

McCann, E. (2017).  Mobilities, politics, and the future: Critical geographies of green urbanism. EPA: Economy & Space, 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). WPolicy 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

Rogers, D., Herbert, M., Whitzman, C., McCann, E., Maginn, P. & 18 others. (Online Early View, 2020). The city under Covid-19: Podcasting as digital methodology. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, DOI:10.1111/tesg.12426.

McClintock, N., Miewald, C. & McCann, E. (Forthcoming). Governing urban agriculture: Formalization, resistance, and exclusion in two ‘green’ cities. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.

McCann, E. ed. (2019).  Repoliticizing poverty: A symposium on Victoria Lawson and Sarah Elwood’s Relational Poverty Politics: Forms, Struggles, and Possibilities (contributions by E. McCann, J. Herrera, M. Miller, A. Roy, S. Elwood, & V. Lawson).  EPC: Politics & Space, 37(5).

Blomley, N. & McCann, E. (2019).  A “necessary stop on the circuit”: Radical geography at Simon Fraser University. In Barnes, T. & Sheppard, E. eds. Spatial Histories of Radical Geography: North America and Beyond.  Wiley.

Miewald, C., McCann, E., Temenos, C., & McIntosh, A. (2019). “I do my best to eat while I’m using”: Mapping the foodscapes of people living with HIV/AIDS who use drugs. Social Science & Medicine, 226, 96-103. 

Miewald, C., McCann, E., McIntosh, A., & Temenos, C. (2018). Food as harm reduction: barriers, strategies, and opportunities at the intersection of nutrition and drug-related harm. Critical Public Health, 28(5), 586-595.

McClintock, N., Miewald, C., & McCann, E. (2018). The politics of urban agriculture: Sustainability, governance, and contestation.  In Ward, K., Jonas, A., Miller, B., & Wilson, D. (eds.).  The Routledge Handbook on Spaces of Urban Politics.  London: Routledge, Ch. 30.

McCann, E. ed. (2017).  Governing urbanism: Urban governance studies 1.0, 2.0 and beyond. Invited Virtual Special Issue, Urban Studies.

Miewald, C., Grieve, S., McIntosh, A., McCann, E., Temenos, C., & Woodward, M. (2017). Toward inclusion: Researching Food as Harm Reduction in an Urban Foodscape. In Klodawsky, F., Andrew, C., & Siltanen, J. (eds.)  Toward Equity and Inclusion in Canadian Cities: Lessons from Critical Praxis-Oriented Research, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 159-179.

McCann, E. (2017).  Harvey Molotch.  In Koch, R. & Latham, A. (eds.) Key Thinkers on Cities. London: Sage, 171-176.

Miewald, C., Aiello, D., & McCann, E. (2017) Urban foodscapes: Repositioning food in urban studies through the case of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. In Hannigan, J. & Richards, G. eds. The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies. London: Sage, 430-444.

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.


Recent reports, commentaries, editorials, encyclopedia entries, etc.

McCann E. (2020). Spaces of publicness & the world after the Coronavirus crisisSociety & Space Magazine.

McCann E, Landau F, & Mahieus, L. (2020). COVID-19 murals express hope & help envision urban futures. The Conversation.

McCann E. (2020). City Marketing. In Kitchin R, Thrift N (eds) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, 2nd edition. Elsevier.

McCann E. (2020). New Urbanism. In Kitchin R, Thrift N (eds) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, 2nd edition. Elsevier.

Daley, P., McCann, E., Mountz, A., & Painter, J. (2017).  Re-imagining Politics & Space: Why here, why now? EPC: Politics & Space, 35 (1), 3-5.


Contributor to two versions of a podcast on the sonic landscapes of cities during the Covid-19 pandemic (2020).  One version is available through The Conversation’s “Trust me, I’m an Expert” podcast and an extended version is in an episode of City Road podcast.  (Related academic paper on the process of creating the podcast in Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 2020, DOI:10.1111/tesg.12426.)

Food as Harm Reduction community-based research project featured in: Farah, T. (2019) Nutrition Is an Overlooked Aspect of Harm ReductionFilter Magazine. July 18th.

Quoted in Kamlade, C. (2018).  Town Centre Park Renamed. The Other Press. June 8th.

Quoted in MacDonald, N. (2018). Otter’s reign of terror seen as an allegory for modern-day VancouverThe Globe & Mail, November 30.

Miewald, C. & McCann, E. (2017).  How drug use affects the diet of people living withAIDS: Summary of Results from the Food As Harm Reduction Study. Right to Food Zine, Fall. Vancouver BC: Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House, 6-7.

Edelson, N, Blomley, N, & McCann, E. (2016). Interview on Roundhouse Radio, Vancouver regarding the radical SFU geography history project.

McCann, E. (2014).  Voices against displacement: Eugene McCann’s speech to City Council.  The Mainlander, April 26.

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