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Publications - Infrastructural Geographies

Publications - Infrastructural Geographies

Recent publications by members of the group are listed here.

You can also browse listings of all recent publications by members of the Department and within each person's biography page.


  • Lemanski, C., 2019. Citizenship and Infrastructure Practices and Identities of Citizens and the State, Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City. 144pp.
  • Amin, A. and Howell, P. (eds.), 2016. Releasing the Commons: Rethinking the Futures of the Commons, Routledge. 238pp.
  • Amin, A. and Thrift, N., 2016. Seeing Like a City, Polity. 216pp.
  • Gandy, M., 2016. Moth, Reaktion. 244pp.
  • Gandy, M., 2015. Nature, sexualité, et hétérotopie, Eterotopia. 72pp.
  • Lemanski, C. and Marx, C. (eds.), 2015. The City in Urban Poverty, Palgrave-Macmillan.
  • Radcliffe, S.A., 2015. Dilemmas of Difference Indigenous Women and the Limits of Postcolonial Development Policy. 400pp.
  • Gandy, M. and Nilsen, B. (eds.), 2014. The Acoustic City, jovis. 224pp.
  • Gandy, M., 2014. The Fabric of Space Water, Modernity, and the Urban Imagination, MIT Press. 368pp.
  • Lee, R., Castree, N., Kitchin, R., Lawson, V., Paasi, A., Philo, C., Radcliffe, S., Roberts, S.M. and Withers, C.W.J., 2014. The SAGE Handbook of Human Geography: Two Volume Set, SAGE Publications Ltd. doi:10.4135/9781446247617.

Citizenship and Infrastructure Practices and Identities of Citizens and the State Releasing the Commons: Rethinking the Futures of the Commons Seeing Like a City Moth Nature, sexualité, et hétérotopie The City in Urban Poverty Dilemmas of Difference Indigenous Women and the Limits of Postcolonial Development Policy The Acoustic City The Fabric of Space Water, Modernity, and the Urban Imagination

Journal articles

Key publications are marked with a star.


  • , 2019. The fly that tried to save the world: Saproxylic geographies and other-than-human ecologies. Transactions (Institute of British Geographers : 1965), v. 44, p.392-406.
  • , 2019. Mental health, subjectivity and the city: an ethnography of migrant stress in Shanghai. International health, doi:10.1093/inthealth/ihz029.
  • Gandy, M., 2019. Berlin bodies: Anatomizing the streets of the city. Journal of Urban Affairs, p.1-2. doi:10.1080/07352166.2019.1614403.
  • Grove, K., Krivý, M., Rickards, L., Schliwa, G., Collier, S.J., Cox, S. and Gandy, M., 2019. Interventions on design and political geography. Political Geography, art. 102017, p.102017-102017. doi:10.1016/j.polgeo.2019.04.009.
  • Radcliffe, S.A., 2019. Geography and indigeneity III: Co-articulation of colonialism and capitalism in indigeneity’s economies. Progress in Human Geography, doi:10.1177/0309132519827387.



  • , 2017. Book Review: Metropolitan Preoccupations: The Spatial Politics of Squatting in Berlin. cultural geographies, v. 24, p.505-506. doi:10.1177/1474474016682346.
  • Amin, A. and Cirolia, L.R., 2017. Politics/matter: Governing Cape Town’s informal settlements. Urban Studies, doi:10.1177/0042098017694133.
  • Barford, A., 2017. Emotional responses to world inequality. Emotion, Space and Society, v. 22, p.25-35. doi:10.1016/j.emospa.2016.10.006.
  • Barua, M., 2017. Nonhuman labour, encounter value, spectacular accumulation: the geographies of a lively commodity. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, v. 42, p.274-288. doi:10.1111/tran.12170.
  • Barua, M. and Sinha, A., 2017. Animating the urban: an ethological and geographical conversation. Social & Cultural Geography, doi:10.1080/14649365.2017.1409908.
  • Davies, A.R., Donald, B., Gray, M. and Knox-Hayes, J., 2017. Sharing economies: Moving beyond binaries in a digital age. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, v. 10, p.209-230. doi:10.1093/cjres/rsx005.
  • Gandy, M., 2017. Negative Luminescence. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, v. 107, p.1090-1107. doi:10.1080/24694452.2017.1308767.
  • Gandy, M., 2017. Urban atmospheres. Cultural Geographies, v. 24, p.353-374. doi:10.1177/1474474017712995.
  • Gandy, M. and Jasper, S., 2017. Geography, materialism, and the neo-vitalist turn. Dialogues in Human Geography, v. 7, p.140-144. doi:10.1177/2043820617717848.
  • Jakala, M. and Jeffrey, A., 2017. Communicating law, building peace: the pedagogy of public outreach from war crimes courts. Space and Polity, v. 21, p.206-224. doi:10.1080/13562576.2017.1328752.
  • Jeffrey, A.S., 2017. Legal Geography 1 Court Materiality. Progress in Human Geography, doi:10.1177/0309132517747746.
  • Lemanski, C., 2017. Citizens in the middle class: The interstitial policy spaces of South Africa's housing gap. Geoforum, v. 79, p.101-110. doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2016.12.011.
  • Lemanski, C., 2017. Unequal citizenship in unequal cities: participatory urban governance in contemporary South Africa. International Development Planning Review, v. 39, p.15-35. doi:10.3828/idpr.2017.2.
  • Lemanski, C.L., Charlton, S. and Meth, P., 2017. Living in State Housing: Expectations, contradictions and consequences. Transformation, doi:10.1353/trn.2017.0000.
  • Lorimer, J., Hodgetts, T. and Barua, M., 2017. Animals’ atmospheres. Progress in Human Geography, doi:10.1177/0309132517731254.
  • McConnell, F., Kuus, M., Jeffrey, A., Crawley, H., Vaughan-Williams, N. and Smith, A., 2017. Interventions on Europe's political futures. Political Geography, v. 60, p.261-271. doi:10.1016/j.polgeo.2017.02.003.
  • Radcliffe, S.A., 2017. Geography and indigeneity I: Indigeneity, coloniality and knowledge. Progress in Human Geography, v. 41, p.220-229. doi:10.1177/0309132515612952.
  • Radcliffe, S.A., 2017. Decolonising Geographical Knowledges. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, v. 42, p.329-333. doi:10.1111/tran.12195.


  • Amin, A., 2016. On Urban Failure. Social Research: An International Quarterly, v. 83, p.777-798.
  • Amin, A., 2016. Ash Amin On Urban Failure. SOCIAL RESEARCH, v. 83, p.777-798.
  • Barford, A., 2016. Discourses supporting socio-economic inequality in Kenya, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Portuguese Journal of Social Science, v. 15, p.331-347. doi:10.1386/pjss.15.3.331_1.
  • Barua, M., 2016. Lively commodities and encounter value. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, v. 34, p.725-744. doi:10.1177/0263775815626420.
  • Bolton, M., Froese, S. and Jeffrey, A., 2016. “Go get a job right after you take a bath”: Occupy Wall Street as Matter Out of Place. Antipode, v. 48, p.857-876. doi:10.1111/anti.12226.
  • Gandy, M., 2016. Unintentional landscapes. Landscape Research, v. 41, p.433-440. doi:10.1080/01426397.2016.1156069.
  • Gandy, M., 2016. The glare of modernity. LA+ Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture, p.14-17.
  • Konzelmann, S., Gray, M. and Donald, B., 2016. An introduction to Assessing Austerity. Cambridge Journal of Economics.
  • Krivy, M., 2016. Postmodernism or Socialist Realism? The Architecture of Housing Estates in Late Socialist Czechoslovakia. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, v. 75, p.74-101. doi:10.1525/jsah.2016.75.1.74.
  • Lemanski, C., 2016. Poverty: multiple perspectives and strategies. GEOGRAPHY, v. 101, p.4-10.
  • Lemanski, C., 2016. The Politics of Slums in the Global South: Urban informality in Brazil, India, South Africa and Peru. SINGAPORE JOURNAL OF TROPICAL GEOGRAPHY, v. 37, p.272-273. doi:10.1111/sjtg.12152.
  • Lemanski, C., 2016. Africa's urban revolution. INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING REVIEW, v. 38, p.340-341.
  • Zablocki, J., Arora, S. and Barua, M., 2016. Factors affecting media coverage of species rediscoveries. Conservation Biology, v. 30, p.914-917. doi:10.1111/cobi.12683.


  • Anthias, P. and Radcliffe, S.A., 2015. The ethno-environmental fix and its limits: Indigenous land titling and the production of not-quite-neoliberal natures in Bolivia. Geoforum, v. 64, p.257-269. doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2013.06.007.
  • Barua, M., 2015. Encounter. Environmental Humanities, v. 7, p.265-270. doi:10.1215/22011919-3616479.
  • Carney, G.M. and Gray, M., 2015. Unmasking the 'elderly mystique': Why it is time to make the personal political in ageing research. Journal of aging studies, v. 35, p.123-134. doi:10.1016/j.jaging.2015.08.007.
  • Gandy, M., 2015. From urban ecology to ecological urbanism: an ambiguous trajectory. Area, v. 47, p.150-154. doi:10.1111/area.12162.
  • Gray, M. and DeFilippis, J., 2015. Learning from Las Vegas: Unions and post-industrial urbanisation. Urban Studies, doi:10.1177/0042098014536787.
  • Jadhav, S., Jain, S., Kannuri, N., Bayetti, C. and Barua, M.S.K., 2015. Ecologies of Suffering: Mental Health in India. Economic and Political Weekly, v. 50, p.12-15.
  • Jeffrey, A. and Jakala, M., 2015. Using courts to build states: The competing spaces of citizenship in transitional justice programmes. Political Geography, v. 47, p.43-52. doi:10.1016/j.polgeo.2015.02.001.
  • Jeffrey, A., McConnell, F. and Wilson, A., 2015. Understanding legitimacy: Perspectives from anomalous geopolitical spaces. Geoforum, v. 66, p.177-183. doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2015.09.005.
  • Jepson, P. and Barua, M., 2015. A Theory of Flagship Species Action. Conservation and Society, v. 13, p.95-95. doi:10.4103/0972-4923.161228.
  • Krivý, M., 2015. Greyness and colour desires: the chromatic politics of the panelák in late-socialist and post-socialist Czechoslovakia. The Journal of Architecture, v. 20, p.765-802. doi:10.1080/13602365.2015.1088053.
  • Lorimer, J., Sandom, C., Jepson, P., Doughty, C., Barua, M. and Kirby, K.J., 2015. Rewilding: Science, Practice, and Politics. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, v. 40, p.39-62. doi:10.1146/annurev-environ-102014-021406.
  • Radcliffe, S.A., 2015. Development Alternatives. Development and Change, v. 46, p.855-874. doi:10.1111/dech.12179.
  • Radcliffe, S.A. and Webb, A.J., 2015. Subaltern Bureaucrats and Postcolonial Rule: Indigenous Professional Registers of Engagement with the Chilean State. Comparative Studies in Society and History, v. 57, p.248-273. doi:10.1017/s0010417514000668.
  • Smallman-Raynor, M., Cliff, A. and Barford, A., 2015. Geographical perspectives on epidemic transmission of cholera in Haiti, October 2010 through March 2013. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, v. 105, p.665-683. doi:10.1080/00045608.2015.1050755.
  • Webb, A. and Radcliffe, S.A., 2015. Whitened geographies and education inequalities in southern Chile. Journal of Intercultural Studies, v. 36, p.129-148. doi:10.1080/07256868.2015.1008433.
  • Webb, A.J. and Radcliffe, S.A., 2015. Unfulfilled promises of equity: racism and interculturalism in Chilean Education. Race Ethnicity and Education, doi:10.1080/13613324.2015.1095173.
  • Webb, A.J. and Radcliffe, S.A., 2015. Indigenous Citizens in the Making: Civic belonging and racialized schooling in Chile. Space and Polity, v. 19, p.215-230. doi:10.1080/13562576.2015.1056963.


  • Amin, A., 2014. Animated Space. Public Culture, v. 27, art. 76, p.239-258. doi:10.1215/08992363-2841844.
  • Amin, A., 2014. Epilogue: The Machinery of Urban Resilience. Social Sciences, v. 3, p.308-313. doi:10.3390/socsci3030308.
  • Amin, A.H., 2014. Lively Infrastructure. Theory, Culture and Society, p.1-25. doi:10.1177/0263276414548490.
  • Barford, A., 2014. The causes of international inequality. Geography, v. 99, p.104-107.
  • Barford, A. and Pickett, K., 2014. How to build a more equal American society: lessons from successful experiences. Solutions Journal, v. 5, p.60-71.
  • Barua, M., 2014. Bio-Geo-Graphy: Landscape, Dwelling, and the Political Ecology of Human-Elephant Relations. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, v. 32, p.915-934. doi:10.1068/d4213.
  • Barua, M., 2014. Circulating elephants: unpacking the geographies of a cosmopolitan animal. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, v. 39, p.559-573. doi:10.1111/tran.12047.
  • Barua, M., 2014. Volatile Ecologies: Towards a Material Politics of Human—Animal Relations. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, v. 46, p.1462-1478. doi:10.1068/a46138.
  • Christopherson, S., Gertler, M. and Gray, M., 2014. Universities in Crisis. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, v. 7, p.209-215. doi:10.1093/cjres/rsu006.
  • Coe,, N., Dittmer, J., Gill, N., Secor, A., Staeheli, L., Toal, G. and Jeffrey, A.S., 2014. The Improvised State: Sovereignty, Performance and Agency in Dayton Bosnia Review Forum. Political Geography, v. 39, p.26-35. doi:10.1016/j.polgeo.2014.01.001.
  • Donald, B., Glasmeier, A., Gray, M. and Lobao, L., 2014. Austerity in the city: economic crisis and urban service decline?. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, v. 7, p.3-15. doi:10.1093/cjres/rst040.
  • Gandy, M., 2014. Biodiversity, Lepidoptera and Berlin. The Entomologist’s Record, v. 126, p.48-57.
  • Ginn, F., Beisel, U. and Barua, M., 2014. Flourishing with Awkward Creatures: Togetherness, Vulnerability, Killing. Environmental Humanities, v. 4, p.113-123. doi:10.1215/22011919-3614953.
  • Jasper, S. and Merrill, S., 2014. What is so Berlin? A critical review of urban research’s trajectories and issues in the German capital. Conference report and book review. s u b u r b a n : zeitschrift für kritische stadtforschung, v. 2, p.143-154.
  • Jeffrey, A. and Jakala, M., 2014. The hybrid legal geographies of a war crimes court. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, v. 104, p.652-667. doi:10.1080/00045608.2014.892365.
  • Lemanski, C., 2014. Hybrid gentrification in South Africa: Theorising across southern and northern cities. Urban Studies, v. 51, p.2943-2960. doi:10.1177/0042098013515030.
  • Radcliffe, S.A., 2014. Gendered frontiers of land control: indigenous territory, women and contests over land in Ecuador. Gender, Place & Culture, v. 21, p.854-871. doi:10.1080/0966369x.2013.802675.
  • Radcliffe, S.A., 2014. Plural knowledges and modernity: Social difference and geographical explanations. International Perspectives in Geography, v. Traditional Wisdom and Modern Knowledge for the Earth's Future, p.79-102. doi:10.1007/978-4-431-54406-7_5.
  • Radcliffe, S.A. and Webb, A., 2014. Mapuche youth between exclusion and the future: Protest, civic society and participation in Chile. Children's Geographies.

Book chapters

  • Gandy, M., 2019. What is an urban landscape, in Urban landscapes in high-density cities, Routledge.
  • Gandy, M., 2018. Enlarging the orchestra: expertise and landscape design, in Companion to landscape architecture, Routledge.
  • Gandy, M., 2018. Marginalia: Ästhetik, Ökologie und städtisches Brachland, in NaturenKulturen: Denkräume und Werkzeuge für neue politische Ökologien, Bielefeld.
  • Gray, M. and Donald, B., 2017. Urban Policy and Governance: Austerity Urbanism, in Bain, A.L. and Peake, L. (eds.) Urbanization in a Global Context, Oxford University Press Canada. art. 6, p.89-102.
  • Gray, M. and Zhang, B., 2017. Crowdfunding: understanding diversity, in Martin, R. and Pollard, J. (eds.) Handbook on the Geographies of Money and Finance, Edward Elgar Publishing. art. 25, p.580-609.
  • Jeffrey, A.S., 2017. Adjudicating Sovereignty: From State Weakness to Improvisation, in Heathershaw, J. and Schatz, E. (eds.) Paradox of Power The Logics of State Weakness in Eurasia, University of Pittsburgh Press. art. 10, p.153-168.
  • Jeffrey, A.S., 2017. Phenomenology, in Richardson, D., Castree, N., Goodchild, M.F., Kobayashi, A., Weidong, L. and Marston, R.A. (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Geography, People, the Earth, Environment and Technology, John Wiley & Sons. v. 10, p.5019-5023.
  • Jeffrey, A.S., 2017. Idealism, in Richardson, D., Castree, N., Goodchild, M.F., Kobayashi, A., Weidong, L. and Marston, R.A. (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Geography, 15 Volume Set People, the Earth, Environment and Technology, John Wiley & Sons. v. 7, p.3516-3519.
  • Ledgeway, A.N. and Roberts, I., 2017. Introduction, in The Cambridge Handbook of Historical Syntax, Cambridge University Press.
  • Raju, S. and Jeffrey, A.S., 2017. Critical Geography, in Richardson, D., Castree, N., Goodchild, M.F., Kobayashi, A., Weidong, L. and Marston, R.A. (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Geography, People, the Earth, Environment and Technology, John Wiley & Sons. v. 3, p.1087-1093.
  • Barford, A. and Dorling, D., 2016. Mapping disease patterns, in Armitage, P. and Colton, T. (eds.) The Wiley StatsRef: Statistics Reference Online, John Wiley & Sons. p.1-15. doi:10.1002/9781118445112.stat06102.pub2.
  • Gandy, M., 2016. The elusive artefact, in Misleading Innocence, Canadian Center for Architecture.
  • Gandy, M., 2016. Auf den Spuren des Los Angeles River, in Infrastrukturen der Stadt, VS Verlag.
  • Jeffrey, A.S., 2016. International humanitarian law and the possibility of the commons, in Amin, A. and Howell, P. (eds.) Releasing the Commons Rethinking the Futures of the Commons, Routledge. art. 7, p.107-125.
  • Radcliffe, S.A., 2016. Civil Society: Management, Mismanagement and Informal Governance, in The Palgrave Handbook of International Development, Palgrave Macmillan UK. p.227-242. doi:10.1057/978-1-137-42724-3_13.
  • Gandy, M., 2015. Water towers, in Dobraszczyk, P. and Garrett, B. (eds.) Undergrounds: exploring cities within, Reaktion.
  • Gray, M., 2015. Altering the landscape: Reassessing the Role of the Culinary Union in Las Vegas's Hospitality Industry, in Jordhus-Lier, D. and Underthun, A. (eds.) A Hospitable World? Organising Work and Workers in Hotels and Tourist Resorts, Routledge.
  • Jeffrey, A.S., 2015. The State, in Agnew, J., Mamadouh, V., Secor, A.J. and Sharp, J. (eds.) The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Geography, Wiley-Blackwell. art. 6, p.61-72.
  • Jeffrey, A.S. and Staeheli, L., 2015. Learning Citizenship: Civility, Civil Society and the Possibilities of Citizenship, in Kallio, K., Mills, S. and Skelton, T. (eds.) Geography of Children and Young People (Vol 7): Politics, Citizenship and Rights., Springer. art. 16, p.481-496. doi:10.1007/978-981-4585-94-1_29-1.
  • Barford, A., 2014. Representing, in The SAGE Handbook of Human Geography: Two Volume Set, SAGE Publications Ltd. p.273-295. doi:10.4135/9781446247617.n13.
  • Gandy, M., 2014. Strange accumulations: the soundscape of late modernity in J.G.Ballard's 'The Sound-Sweep', in Gandy, M. and Nilsen, B.J. (eds.) The Acoustic City, jovis. p.33-39.
  • Gandy, M., 2014. Acoustic terrains: an introduction, in Gandy, M. and Nilsen, B.J. (eds.) The Acoustic City, jovis. p.7-13.
  • Gandy, M., 2014. Where does the city end, in Brenner, N. (ed.) Implosions/Explosions Towards a Study of Planetary Urbanization, Jovis. p.86-89.
  • Gray, M., 2014. "Educating R̶e̶e̶t̶a̶ Mia: Reflections on Producing Narratives of Work", in Castree, N., Kitchin, R., Lawson, V., Lee, R., Paasi, A., Radcliffe, S. and Withers, C. (eds.) Sage Handbook of Human Geography, Sage.
  • Jasper, S., 2014. Hans Scharoun and modernist experimentation in West Berlin, in Gandy, M. and Nilsen, B.J. (eds.) The Acoustic City, Jovis. p.145-155.

Internet publications

  • Jeffrey, A.S., 2014. Getting beyond déjà vu: blog post for ERC YouCitizen project (1st December 2014).


  • Barford, A. and Cieslik, K., 2019. Making a life: a youth employment agenda.
  • Barford, A. and Coombe, R., 2019. Getting by: young people’s working lives.

Other publications

  • Gandy, M., 2016. Soft Estate. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF URBAN AND REGIONAL RESEARCH, v. 40, p.711-712.
  • Gandy, M., 2015. Bradley L. Garrett 2013: Explore Everything: Place-hacking the City. London and New York: Verso. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, v. 39, p.1062-1063. doi:10.1111/1468-2427.12269.
  • Gandy, M., 2014. Sandbank City: Lagos at 150. African Affairs, v. 113, p.476-477. doi:10.1093/afraf/adu038.
  • Gandy, M., 2014. Greening Berlin: The Co-Production of Science, Politics, and Urban Nature. Journal of Planning Education and Research, v. 34, p.480-481. doi:10.1177/0739456X14550267.
  • Gandy, M., 2014. Urban metabolisms. New Geographies, v. 6, p.70-78.
  • Gandy, M., 2014. Urban space in perspective: an interview with Aaron Henry. Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research, v. 25, p.253-258.