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Michael Hoyler
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Loughborough University
Reader in Human Geography
Department of Geography

Loughborough University

LE11 3TU

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About My Work
My research interests are in urban economic and social geography, with a focus on the formation of transnational networks in a globalising world. This work theorises and maps new geographies of globalised urbanisation, advancing the development of a relational approach in global urban analysis. Current and recent research includes projects investigating the conceptualisation and measurement of global urban networks, the dispersion of global city functions into wider (mega) city-regions and associated polycentric metropolitan development, the role of cities in economic expansion, and London and Frankfurt as ‘world cities’.
Hoyler, M., Parnreiter, C. and Watson, A. (eds) (2018) Global City Makers: Economic Actors and Practices in the World City Network. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Harrison, J. and Hoyler, M. (eds) (2018) Doing Global Urban Research. London: Sage.
Hoyler, M. and Harrison, J. (2017) Global cities research and urban theory making, Environment and Planning A, 49(12), 2853-2858.
Harrison, J. and Hoyler, M. (eds) (2015) Megaregions: Globalization's New Urban Form? Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Taylor, P.J., Hoyler, M. and Smith, D. (2015) Cities, in Wallerstein, I. (ed) The World Is Out of Joint: World-Historical Interpretations of Continuing Polarizations. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, pp.39-53.
Harrison, J. and Hoyler, M. (2014) Governing the new metropolis, Urban Studies, 51(11), 2249-2266.
Hoyler, M. and Taylor, P.J. (eds) (2013) Cities in Globalization (Global Cities, Vol. 1). London: Routledge.
Hoyler, M. and Watson, A. (2013) Global media cities in transnational media networks, Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 104(1), 90-108.
Derudder, B., Hoyler, M., Taylor, P.J. and Witlox, F. (eds) (2012) International Handbook of Globalization and World Cities. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Taylor, P.J., Ni, P., Derudder, B., Hoyler, M., Huang, J., Witlox, F. (eds) (2011) Global Urban Analysis: A Survey of Cities in Globalization. London: Earthscan.
Hoyler, M. (2011) External relations of German cities through intra-firm networks - a global perspective, Raumforschung und Raumordnung, 69(3), 147-159.
Taylor, P.J., Firth, A., Hoyler, M. and Smith, D. (2010) Explosive city growth in the modern world-system: an initial inventory derived from urban demographic changes, Urban Geography, 31(7), 865-884.
Taylor, P.J., Hoyler, M. and Verbruggen, R. (2010) External urban relational process: introducing central flow theory to complement central place theory, Urban Studies, 47(13), 2803-2818.
Professional Associations
American Association of Geographers (AAG)
Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBG)