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Wednesday, September 1, 2021


Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Vida Vanchan, Professor, Geography and Planning

Vida Vanchan, professor of geography and planning, co-edited the book Ordinary Cities, Extraordinary Geographies (August 2021, Edward Elgar Publishing). This timely and important book is useful for those focusing on cities and economic development as well as policy makers and planners seeking insights on current debates reframing urban theory to embrace more ordinary towns and cities. The book explores smaller towns and cities—places in which the majority of people live—highlighting that these more ordinary places have extraordinary geographies. It focuses on the development of an alternative approach to urban studies and theory that foregrounds smaller cities and towns rather than much larger cities and conurbations.