Salmon, Scott

Salmon, Scott

Scott Salmon
PhD, Geography, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University;
MA (Honors), Geography, Massey University, New Zealand
BA, Social Science (Geography & Sociology) 
Associate Professor of Urban Studies

Originally from New Zealand, Scott Salmon has a background in alternative music but gradually became obsessed by the urban question, initially while working with the urban homeless as a community organizer, and subsequently as the director of a non-profit community development agency that aimed to respond to the challenges confronting marginalized urban populations and minority groups. Despite the realities of globalization he remains convinced that cities can be socially equitable, politically inclusive and economically viable – not to mention culturally vibrant and fun!
Courses Taught:
  • Urban Economies
  • Globalizing Cities
  • Screening the City: Movies and the Metropolis
  • The Competitive City
Recent Publications:
  • "Gentrification, Globalization, and Governance: The Reterritorialization of Sydney’s City-State." In Amen M. M., K. Archer & M. M. Bosman (eds.): Relocating Global Cities: From the Center to the Margins. Rowman & Littlefield. 2006
  • "Critical Geography, the Left and the New World Order." (with Andrew Herod) In Gary L. Gaile and Cort J. Wilmot (eds.): Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century. Oxford University Press. 2004
  • "Imagineering the Inner City? Landscapes of Pleasure and the Commodification of Cultural Spectacle in the Post-Modern City." In C. L. Harrington & D. Bielby (eds.) Cultural Production and Consumption: Readings in Popular Culture. Blackwell. 2001
Office Location:
Milano, The New School for Management and Urban Policy
80 5th Ave, Room 510
New York, NY  10011
Office Hours:
On leave 2008-2009
Phone Number/Extension:
212-229-5100 x2269

Fax Number:
212-979-6561 (fax)


Research Interests:
Cities, Economies, Society & Space; Social Theory & Geographic Thought; Urban Governance, Planning & Politics; Space, Place & Social Movements; Globalization, Globalizing Cities & Urban Restructuring; Neoliberalism, Urban Citizenship & Public Space; USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand & South Africa; Urban Regeneration, Inequality & Difference.

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