Urban Geography, Regional Urbanization, suburbanization
Jean-Paul Addie is a critical urban geographer principally concerned with understanding the production, governance, and experience of regional urbanization. Drawing on a dialectical approach to the urban process under capitalism, his research focuses on the politics of urban infrastructure – the material elements and social relations that facilitate urbanization and foster distinct modes of urbanism – to address questions of access, mobility, and social justice. Jean-Paul has conducted qualitative comparative analysis on a range of interdisciplinary topics including university urbanism, transportation governance, suburbanization, city-regionalism, neoliberal urban policy, local democracy, and socio-spatial theory. His research has received funding from the European Commission, the British Council, and the Ontario Ministry of Training, College, and Universities and has been published in international journals including IJURR, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Environment and Planning A, Regional Studies, and CITY.