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A very Nordic set of concerns? Visionary circumspection & theoretical conversations with the rest of the world

Centner, Ryan ORCID: 0000-0002-3295-3186 (2021) A very Nordic set of concerns? Visionary circumspection & theoretical conversations with the rest of the world. Nordic Journal of Urban Studies, 1 (1). pp. 19-41. ISSN 2703-8866

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Identification Number: 10.18261/issn.2703-8866-2021-01-02 V

Abstract

This article identifies visionary circumspection as a conceptual vector running through Nordic urban research – a diverse enterprise with robust empirical outputs, but relatively little premium placed on the generation of urban theory. To foster new cross-regional conversations that can bolster the theoretical fecundity of Nordic urban studies, the author overviews key themes in the region’s urban research portfolio – well-being, diversification and socio-spatial transformations, governance and development models, and sustainable futures – and then delineates sites in other world regions that are grappling with related topics but sometimes with different approaches or conceptualizations. By situating Nordic urban research vis-à-vis these disparate sites and theoretical repertoires, the article aims to leverage Nordic self-regard and open up discussions that could enable more ambitious theoretical engagements between the region’s cities and the rest of the world.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.idunn.no/njus?languageId=2
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2021 15:09
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2021 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/110761

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