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Introduction to the urban ecologies open collection: A call for contributions on methods, ethics, and design in geographical research with urban animals

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Chowdhury, Anmol 


Abstract: This Open Collection proposes innovative research directions for both urban and beyond/more‐than‐/non‐human geographies with animals. We are seeking papers for this Open Collection across three themes: (1) methods; (2) ethics and politics; and (3) planning and design. Specifically, we are interested in papers that pose questions of and reflect upon emergent tensions in researching with urban animals in each of these themes. This Open Collection aims to explore urban space beyond the human lens and to offer new modalities and frameworks for geographical research with urban animals. We are interested in papers that explore urban geographies with animals from a range of different theoretical, methodological, and empirical locations and perspectives. In this introduction to the Open Collection, we briefly summarise existing research in this field, before outlining the three thematic areas of the Collection.



OPEN COLLECTION, OPEN COLLECTIONS, animal geography, more‐than‐human methods, urban animals, urban justice, urban planning

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Geo: Geography and Environment

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H2020 European Research Council (759239)