Dr David Madden

David Madden is Assistant Professor in Sociology and teaches in the Cities Programme. He works on urban studies, political sociology and social theory. He has conducted qualitative, ethnographic and historical research in New York City, London and elsewhere, addressing topics including urban politics, gentrification, cultural development, public housing, public space, urban theory and planetary urbanisation. David has previously taught at Columbia University, New York University and Bard College. He holds a PhD from Columbia University and is a member of the editorial board of the journal CITY.

Selected Publications

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Forthcoming. “Neighborhood as Spatial Project: Making the urban order on the downtown Brooklyn waterfront.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.

2012. “City Becoming World: Nancy, Lefebvre and the global-urban imagination.” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 30 (5): 772-787. 

2011. With Neil Brenner and David Wachsmuth. “Between Abstraction and Complexity: Meta-theoretical observation on the assemblage debate.” CITY: Analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action 15 (6): 740-750.

2011. With Neil Brenner and David Wachsmuth. “Assemblage urbanism and the challenges of critical urban theory.” CITY: Analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action 15 (2): 225-240.

2010. “Revisiting the End of Public Space: Assembling the public in an urban park.” City and Community 9 (2): 187-207.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Forthcoming. “City Becoming World: Nancy, Lefebvre and the global-urban imagination.” In Implosions/Explosions: Towards a study of planetary urbanization. Neil Brenner, ed. Berlin: Jovis.

2011. “Assemblage, actor-networks and the challenges of critical urban theory.” Pp. 117-137 in Cities for People, Not for Profit: Critical urban theory and the right to the city, Neil Brenner, Peter Marcuse and Margit Mayer, eds. (New York: Routledge).


REVIEWS AND COMMENTARY

2013. “Gentrification doesn’t trickle down to help everyone.” The Guardian, 10 October. Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/10/gentrification-not-urban-renaissance|

2013. “Book Review: Globalization, Modernity and the City.” Economic Geography 89 (3): 311-312.

2012. “Poor Man’s Penthouse.” CITY: Analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action 16 (3): 377-381.

2012. “Book Review: The Transatlantic Collapse of Urban Renewal.” LSE Review of Books, 21 November.

2012. With Antonis Vradis. “From Athens to Occupy and Back: Introduction to cities in upheaval.” CITY: Analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action 16 (1-2): 235-236.

2010. “Urban ANTs: A review essay.” Qualitative Sociology 33 (4): 583-590.

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