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Professor Andy Jonas

Professor of Human Geography

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Geography, Geology and Environment

Summary

Andy Jonas was recently listed among the world's top 25 most productive and cited scholars in the field of geography and urban studies. He is an urban political geographer whose research examines the politics of urban and regional development in the USA, Europe and China. Andy is especially interested in the financing of urban infrastructure and the emerging geopolitical significance of city regionalism. He has been a visiting scholar at universities in the USA, Finland, Australia and China.

Journal Article

Climate pioneership and leadership in structurally disadvantaged maritime port cities

Wurzel, R. K., Moulton, J. F., Osthorst, W., Mederake, L., Deutz, P., & Jonas, A. E. (2019). Climate pioneership and leadership in structurally disadvantaged maritime port cities. Environmental Politics, 28(1), 146-166. https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2019.1522039

The global infrastructure public-private partnership and the extra-territorial politics of collective provision: The case of regional rail transit in Denver, USA

Jonas, A., Goetz, A., & Brady, S. (2019). The global infrastructure public-private partnership and the extra-territorial politics of collective provision: The case of regional rail transit in Denver, USA. Urban studies, 56(7), 1426-1447. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098018811506

City-regionalism as countervailing geopolitical processes: The evolution and dynamics of Yangtze River Delta region, China

Li, Y., & Jonas, A. E. (2019). City-regionalism as countervailing geopolitical processes: The evolution and dynamics of Yangtze River Delta region, China. Political Geography, 73, 70-81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2019.05.014

City regionalism as geopolitical processes: A new framework for analysis

Jonas, A. E., & Moisio, S. (2018). City regionalism as geopolitical processes: A new framework for analysis. Progress in human geography, 42(3), 350-370. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309132516679897

The smart grid as commons: Exploring alternatives to infrastructure financialisation

Hall, S., Jonas, A. E. G., Shepherd, S., & Wadud, Z. (2019). The smart grid as commons: Exploring alternatives to infrastructure financialisation. Urban studies, 56(7), 1386-1403. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098018784146

Postgraduate supervision

Andy is happy to supervise a range of postgraduate research topics relating to his areas of research specialism, including - city regionalism - politics of urban and regional redevelopment - urban infrastructure finance - alternative economic spaces - geographies of labour control and regulation - urban sustainability and green forms of urban development Completed PhDs - ​Muhammad Haji-Abdullah, Analysis of the Suitability of the Socio-Technical Transition to the Development of Low Carbon Transportation in Brunei Darussalam (2016) - Sarinah Omar, Sungai Liang Industrial Park: can Brunei Achieve its Sustainable Industrial Development? (2016) - Stephen Hall, Transportation and Low-Carbon Governance in City-Regions (2015) - Erin DeMuynk, Farmers' Markets and Urban Sustainability, external committee member, University of Illinois, USA (2015) - Marcela Mele, Suburban Development and Livelihood Strategies in Tirana City-Region (2011) - Andrew Kythreotis, Sustainability Governance and Scalar Politics in the UK (2010) - David Haigh, Social Enterprise and Alternative Economic Spaces in the UK (2009) - Maksuder Rahman, Neighbourhood and Household Environmental Problems in Chittagong (2008) - Felicity Powell, Social issues in UK Regional Planning (2005) - Alison Williams, Technogeopolitics and Representations of the Pacific as US Territory (2005) Current PhD supervisions - ​Hesham Waddani, Urban Forests in Tripoli, Libya: Policies and Citizen Participation - Samuel Ramsden, Supporting Pro-Environmental Behaviours in Deprived Urban British Communities: Who is Responsible and How Can it be Done? - Mbali Pewa, Investigating the Sustainability of Waste Recycling in South Africa - Hui Yang, The Evolution of Endogenous Traditional Industry Clusters: a Case Study of the Chinese Liquor Industry - Enrico Tommarchi, A Critical Analysis of the Relation between Cultural Policies and Strategic Urban Planning in Port Cities