Diane Davis

Diane Davis

Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism
Area Head, Risk and Resilience MDes area group
Diane Davis

    Research Interests

    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.

    Related Publications

    "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)




    Contact Information

    Gund Hall, Room 312A (48 Quincy Street, Cambridge)

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