Reading suggestions


Classics on Space and Place

Agnew, J. (1987). Place and politics. The geographical mediation of state and society. London & New York: Routledge.

Bell, D. & Valentine, G. (1995). Mapping desire: Geographies of sexualities. London & New York: Routledge.

Crang, M. & Thrift, N. J. (2000). Thinking space. London & New York: Routledge.

Cresswell, T. (2014). Place: an introduction. Chichester, John Wiley & Sons.

Harvey, D. (1996). Justice, nature and the geography of difference. Oxford: Blackwell.

Lefebvre, H. (1991). The production of space. Oxford: Blackwell.

Massey, D. (1994). Space, place and gender. Cambridge & Oxford: Polity Press

Relph, E. (1976). Place and Placelessness, London: Pio

Thrift, N. (2008). Non-representational theory: Space, politics, affect. London & New York: Routledge.

Tuan Y.-F. (1977). Space and Place: The Perspective of Experience. London: Edward Arnold

Women and Geography Study Group. (2014). Feminist geographies: explorations in diversity and difference. London & New York: Routledge.


Classics on Cities

Amin, A., & Thrift, N. (2002). Cities: reimagining the urban. Cambridge & Oxford: Polity Press.

Benevolo, L. (1993). The European City. Oxford: Blackwell.

Davis, M. (2012). Planet of slums. London & New York: Verso.

Jacobs, J. (1961). The death and life of great American cities. New York: Random House.

Hannerz, U. (1980). Exploring the city: Inquiries toward an urban anthropology. New York: Columbia University Press.

David, H. (2012). Rebel cities. From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution, London & New York: Verso.

Hubbard, P. (2006). City. London & New York: Routledge.

Lefebvre, H. (1996). Writings on cities. Oxford: Blackwell.

Lynch, K. (1960). The Image of the City, Harvard U.P.; Oxford U.P.

Sassen, S. (2001). The global city: New york, London, Tokyo. Princeton University Press.

Zukin, Sharon. (2009) Naked city: The death and life of authentic urban places. Oxford University Press.



Hubbard, P., Kitchin, R. & Valentine, G. (eds.) (2004) Key Thinkers on Space and Place, London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi: Sage.

Massey, D., & Jess, P. M. (eds) (1995). A place in the world? Places, cultures and globalization. Ofxord: Open University & O.U.P. 


Further reading

Forsyth, A. and K. Crewe (2009). "New Visions for Suburbia: Reassessing Aesthetics and Place-making in Modernism, Imageability and New Urbanism." Journal of Urban Design 14(4): 415-438.

Landry, C. (2012). The Creative City: A Toolkit for Urban Innovators, Taylor & Francis.

McDowell, L. (1993). "Space, place and gender relations: Part I. Feminist empiricism and the geography of social relations". Progress in Human geography17(2), 157-179.

McDowell, L. (1993). "Space, place and gender relations: Part II. Identity, difference, feminist geometries and geographies". Progress in Human Geography17(3), 305-318.

Lydon, M., et al. (2015). Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action for Long-term Change. Island Press.

Markusen, A. and Gadwa, A. (2010). Creative placemaking. Washington, DC: National Endowment for the Arts.

Martin, D. G. (2003). "“Place-Framing” as Place-Making: Constituting a Neighborhood for Organizing and Activism." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 93(3): 730-750.

Parker, S. (2004). Urban theory and the urban experience: encountering the city. London, Routledge.

Pink, S. (2008). "An urban tour: The sensory sociality of ethnographic place-making." Ethnography 9(2): 175-196.

Simonsen, K., & Vaiou, D. (1996). "Women's Lives and the Making of the City: Experiences from ‘North’and ‘South’of Europe". International Journal of Urban and Regional Research20(3), 446-465.

Whyte, W. H. and P. Underhill (2009). City: Rediscovering the Center, University of Pennsylvania Press, Incorporated.