The Covid-19 global pandemic has had a severe impact on every aspect of society, transforming everyday living, curtailing local movement and international mobility, disrupting labor and the functioning of the economy, altering how cities are managed and governed, and exacerbating social and spatial inequalities. Cities and their hinterlands have been the epicenters of the resulting crisis, the loci of the public health emergency, key sites of new modes of governance, and places that are suffering from the consequences of social and economic lockdowns. The processes at play have been fundamentally spatial, altering socio-spatial relations, the production of space, the dynamics of capitalism, geopolitics, and our sense of place, with potentially long-term consequences.
As the crisis unfolds it is important to capture and make sense of the changes and processes taking place and to consider new directions for urban and regional development post-Covid. The editor and editorial board of the Routledge-RSA Regions & Cities book series invite proposals for monographs or edited volumes that address this complex array of forces and map out routes to our post-Covid world.
Please send proposals to Joan Fitzgerald, Editor in Chief: firstname.lastname@example.org
Routledge-RSA Regions & Cities Book Series
The Regions and Cities book series brings together perceptive and critically engaged international and interdisciplinary research on this resurgence of regions and cities. The series reaches across topics as broad as entrepreneurship and innovation, the role of universities and higher education, urban development and governance, growth of China, regional economic development in Latin America; and should be of interest to geographers, economists, sociologists, political scientists and cultural scholars, as well as to policy-makers involved in regional and urban development. Read more about this series here.
- Joan Fitzgerald, Northeastern University, USA – Editor in Chief
- Roberta Capello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- Rob Kitchin, Maynooth University, Ireland
- Jörg Knieling, HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany
- Nichola Lowe, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA