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Section Board for 'Urban Contexts and Urban-Rural Interactions' (22)

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Prof. Dr. Dagmar Haase
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Shaojian Wang
School of Geography and Planning, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
Interests: land use and low-carbon development; land use and environmental pollution; land use policy and planning; land use expansion and urban development; land use and urban form
Dr. Cristina Branquinho
Botany Departmente, cE3c – Centre for Ecology, Evoltion and Environmental Changes, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Campo Grande 1749–016 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: urban ecology; ecosystems services; urban green infrastructure; urban heat island effect; nature-based solutions; air pollution
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Prof. Dr. Roberta Capello
Department Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering ABC; Politecnico di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy
Interests: regional and urban development; urban rent; innovation and regional and urban competitiveness
Prof. Dr. Sarel Cilliers
School of Biological Sciences, Unit of Environmental Sciences and Management, North-West University, Private Bag X1009, Potchefstroom 2531, South Africa
Interests: urban biodiversity; urban ecosystem services; urban ecology; urban social-ecological systems; urban gardens; urban green infrastructure planning
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Prof. Dr. Randall Crane
Department of Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles, 305 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1656, USA
Interests: land use; housing; urban development; suburbanization; community development
Prof. Dr. Chuanglin Fang
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Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
Interests: urban geography and urban agglomeration development; the resource and environmental effects of urbanization
Dr. Keith Halfacree
Department of Geography, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, United Kingdom
Interests: counterurbanisation; urban-to-rural migration; alternative communities; nature; counterculture
Prof. emer. Dr. Pavlos S. Kanaroglou
School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S-4K1, Canada
Interests: urban land use; urban transportation; urban models; simulation; spatial analysis; spatial statistics
Dr. Monika Kopecká
Department of Geoinformatics, Institute of Geography, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Stefanikova 49, 814 73 Bratislava, Slovakia
Interests: land use/land cover change; landscape fragmentation; urban dynamics; ecosystem services; remote sensing
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Prof. Dr. Thomas Maloutas
Department of Geography, Harokopio University, Athens 17778, Greece
Interests: social and spatial changes in world cities; urban segregation and gentrification; housing and welfare systems; middle-class education strategies; urbanization and social mobility; comparative urbanization models with a focus on Southern Europe; sociospatial data management and analysis
Prof. Dr. Mark Montgomery
Department of Economics, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA
Interests: urban economics; urban demography; urban poverty; climate-change risks; adaptation; biodiversity
Prof. Dr. Thomas Panagopoulos
Faculty of Science and Technology, Research Centre for Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being, University of Algarve, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
Interests: nature-based solutions; landscape restoration; sustainable development; climate change adaptation; green infrastructure
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Prof. Dr. Gilles Pinson
Political Science, University of Bordeaux, Bureau B032 (RdC),11 allée Ausone, 33607 Pessac Cedex, France
Interests: urban governance; neoliberalism; urban policies (planning, town planning, economic development, international relations, digital); local government; center-periphery relations; intergovernmental relations; political sociology of local government; metropolitanization; intermunicipal governance, public policies; social science methods (interview, comparison)
Prof. Dr. Thomas B. Randrup
Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SE-234 22 Lomma, Sweden
Interests: strategic management; nature-based solutions; governance structures
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Prof. Dr. Luca Salvati
Council for Agricultural research and economic (CREA-Rome), Via Santa Margherita 80, 52100 Arezzo AR, Italy
Interests: climate change; desertification; land-use; sustainable agriculture; urban sprawl; urban and rural geography
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Prof. Dr. Thomas W. Sanchez
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Urban Affairs and Planning, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg 24061, VA, USA
Interests: urban planning; transport; social equity; scholarly impact
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Prof. Dr. Jefferey M. Sellers
Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Southern California, Von KleinSmid Center 327, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Interests: urban governance and policy; local government; politics and political participation in urban regions; intergovernmental relations and multilevel governance; suburbanization and metropolitanization; urban form; urban and periurban land dynamics; political economy of urban development; metropolitan land and housing markets; urban sociospatial inequality and segregation; remote sensing and GIS
Prof. Dr. Charlie Shackleton
Department of Environmental Science, Rhodes University, P.O. Box 94, Grahamstown, South Africa
Interests: non-timber forest products; NTFP ecology; NTFP management; multipurpose landuse; poverty alleviation; rural livelihoods; urban foraging
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Prof. Dr. David Simon
Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, UK
Interests: urban areas; climate/environmental change; theory-policy-practice interface
Prof. Dr. Shiliang Su
Department of GI Science and Cartography, College of Resource and Environmental Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430079, China
Interests: geocomputational social sciences; land use modeling; thematic cartography
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Dr. Roger White
Department of Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL A1C 5S7, Canada
Interests: land use dynamics; spatial dynamics of population and economic activity; CA and agent-based modelling of spatial systems; modelling of coupled human-natural systems; theory of dynamic spatial systems
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