Economic and social development are inherently geographical, because they emerge in specific places and are unevenly distributed, even though strongly shaped by forces of wide spatio-temporal extent.  Our research bridges from rural to urban, asks how broad processes affect local development and how local processes shape broader ones. The research is multi-faceted, and stresses human-environment interactions and the participation of different groups in development, their definitions of the process, and how this shapes the economics and geography of development. Critical development studies also asks how development looks different in the global South or formerly colonized places, and how forms of power reinforce differences between the south and north. 

•  Gender, development, poverty
   (S. Chant)

•  Innovation and growth in developing countries
   (R. Crescenzi, A. Rodriguez-Pose, M. Storper)

•  Urban geography  in developing countries
   (G. A. Jones, Shin

•  What people do in the name of development
   (C. Mercer)

•  How national events impact famine
   (E. Neumayer)

•  Environment and development
   (C. Palmer)

•  Urban changes in cities in transition to a market economy

•  Sustainability, environment and development