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Garth Myers

Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of Urban International Studies at Trinity College

Areas of expertise

  • African urban geography and urban planning
  • Historical-cultural geography of British colonialism in Africa
  • Comparative urbanism and comparative urban land politics
  • Urban political ecology and environmental justice
  • Urban environmental governance
  • Literature, place and the environment in Africa

Major works

Myers, G. (2016) Urban Environments in Africa: a Critical Analysis of Environmental Politics (Bristol, UK: Policy Press, University of Bristol).

Myers, G. (2011) African Cities: Alternative Visions of Urban Theory and Practice (London: Zed Books).

Caminero-Santangelo, B., and G. Myers, eds. (2011) Environment at the Margins: Literary and Environmental Studies in Africa (Athens, OH: Ohio University Press).

Murray, M. and G. Myers, eds. (2006) Cities in Contemporary Africa (New York: Palgrave Macmillan Press). (Paperback edition, 2011)

Myers, G. (2005) Disposable Cities: Garbage, Governance, and Sustainable Development in Urban Africa (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Press, Rematerializing Cultural Geography series).

Myers, G. (2003) Verandahs of Power: Colonialism and Space in Urban Africa (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, Space, Place and Society series).

About Me

Garth Myers is Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of Urban International Studies at Trinity College. He has authored 4 books and edited two others, along with over 60 published articles and book chapters dealing with urban development and urban environments, mostly in Africa.

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