Area Head, Risk and Resilience MDes area group
Professor Davis's research focuses on the politics of urbanization in cities of the global south, with a special emphasis on the role that politics and governance play in establishing the social and spatial structure of rapidly growing cities. Current research explores these themes through a focus on transport policy innovations and their impacts on urban sustainability.
"Citizen Participation, Political and Economic Transition, and Urban Mega-project Development in a Global City: Lessons from Mexico City's Airport Controversy" (with Onesimo Flores Dewey), Journal of Urban Affairs, in press. (2014)
"The Physicality of Citizenship: The Built Environmental Foundations of Insurgent Urbanism in Cities around the Globe (with Prassanna Raman), in CRIOS: Critica degla Ordinamenti Spaziali, Rome. (2013)
"The Physicality of Citizenship: The Built Environmental and Insurgent Urbanism" (with Prassana Raman) in Thresholds 41. (2013)
"The Right to Vision: A New Planning Praxis for Conflict Cities" (with Tali Hatuka), Journal of Planning Education and Research, vol.20 (10): 1-17 (2011)
Cities and Sovereignty: Identity Conflicts in Urban Spaces (edited with Nora Libertun de Duren). Special Series on Critical International Studies. Indiana University Press. (2011)
Discipline and Development: Middle Classes and Economic Prosperity in East Asia and Latin America. Cambridge University Press. (2004)