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Sara Gonzalez Dr Sara Gonzalez

Contact details

Room Level 10 , Irene Manton Building, Room 105
School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 (0) 113 34 36639

Student hours:
Weds 9.30-11.30 and Thurs 11-12. I work part time and Fridays is my day off.



  • González S; Oosterlynck S; Ribera-Fumaz R; Rossi U (2017) Locating the global financial crisis: variegated neoliberalization in four European cities, Territory, Politics, Governance, pp.1-21. doi: 10.1080/21622671.2017.1318713
  • Jiang Y; Waley P; Gonzalez S (2016) Shifting land-based coalitions in Shanghai's second hub, Cities, 52, pp.30-38. doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2015.11.006
  • Jiang Y; Waley P; Gonzalez S (2016) Shanghai swings: The Hongqiao project and competitive urbanism in the Yangtze River Delta, Environment and Planning A, 48, pp.1928-1947. doi: 10.1177/0308518X16652897
  • González S (2016) Looking comparatively at displacement and resistance to gentrification in Latin American cities, Urban Geography, 37, pp.1245-1252. doi: 10.1080/02723638.2016.1200337
  • Alexandri G; Gonzalez S; Hodkinson S (2016) Locating Displacement in Latin American Urbanism, Revista INVI, 31, pp.9-25.
  • González S; Hodkinson S (2014) Gentrifi cation and Public Policy in a provincial town. The case of the city of Leeds in the UK, Revista de Geografia Norte Grande, 58, pp.93-109.
  • Gonzalez S; Oosterlynck S (2014) Crisis and resilience in a finance-led city: Effects of the global financial crisis in Leeds, Urban Studies, 51, pp.3164-3179. doi: 10.1177/0042098013519142
  • Gonzalez S; Waley P (2013) Traditional retail markets: The new gentrification frontier?, Antipode, 45, pp.965-983. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2012.01040.x
  • Oosterlynck S; González S (2013) 'Don't Waste a Crisis': Opening up the City Yet Again for Neoliberal Experimentation, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 37, pp.1075-1082. doi: 10.1111/1468-2427.12064
  • González S (2011) Bilbao and Barcelona 'in motion'. How urban regeneration 'models' travel and mutate in the global flows of policy tourism, Urban Studies, 48, pp.1397-1418. doi: 10.1177/0042098010374510
  • González S (2011) The North/South divide in Italy and England: Discursive construction of regional inequality, European Urban and Regional Studies, 18, pp.62-76. doi: 10.1177/0969776410369044
  • González S (2009) (Dis)connecting Milan(ese): Deterritorialised urbanism and disempowering politics in globalising cities, Environment and Planning A, 41, pp.31-47. doi: 10.1068/a40136
  • Gonzalez S (2008) “Spreading the benefit”? , Town and Country Planning, January, pp.22-23.
  • Gonzalez S; Vigar G (2008) Community influence and the contemporary local state: potentials and contradictions in the neoliberal city, City, 12, pp.64-78. doi: 10.1080/13604810801933545
  • Gonzalez S (2008) Bilbao: Basque pathways to globalisation, URBAN STUD, 45, pp.449-451.
  • Gonzalez S (2008) Bilbao: Basque pathways to globalisation, URBAN STUDIES, 45, pp.449-451.
  • Gonzalez S (2007) Book Review of Spaces of Global Culture and Architecture, Urbansim, Identity. By Anthony D King, Interventions, 9, pp.pp.256.
  • Gonzalez S (2007) City and environment, AREA, 39, pp.406-407.
  • Gonzalez S (2007) Globalizzare Milano: discorsi, progetti e politiche di rigenerazione urbana, Unknown Journal - Requested journal to be added to ULPD, 38, pp.85-112.
  • Moulaert F; Martinelli F; González S; Swyngedouw E (2007) Introduction: Social innovation and governance in European cities: Urban development between path dependency and radical innovation, European Urban and Regional Studies, 14, pp.195-209. doi: 10.1177/0969776407077737
  • Gonzalez S (2007) The sub-national review: expanding or narrowing the regional agenda?, Yorkshire and Humber Regional Review, 17, pp.3-5.
  • Gonzalez S (2007) Review of Christopher G. Boone and Ali Modarres (2006) City and Environment, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, Area, 39, pp.406-407.
  • Gonzalez S (2006) Regional development in Spain since 1986: between Europeanisation and decentralisation, Regions: The Newsletter of the Regional Studies Association, 262, .
  • Gonzalez S (2006) Historias de ciudad: Historia(s) de Bilbao, Ciudad y Territorio Estudios Territoriales, XXXVIII, pp.277-294.
  • Gonzalez S (2006) City regions, regional governance and the Northern way, Yorkshire and Humber Regional Review, Autumn, pp.5-7.
  • Gonzalez S; Ward N; Tomaney J (2006) Faith in the city-region?, Town and Country Planning, pp.315-317.
  • González S (2006) Scalar narratives in Bilbao: A cultural politics of scales approach to the study of urban policy, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 30, pp.836-857. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2427.2006.00693.x
  • Gonzalez S (2005) Review of Arturo Almandoz, La Ciudad en el Imaginario Venezolano. Vol 1 y 2, Planning Perspectives, 20, .
  • Gonzalez S (2005) Review of N. Buck, I. Gordon, A. Harding and I. Turok Changing Cities: Rethinking Urban Competitiveness, Cohesion and Governance, Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 98, pp.300-302.
  • Moulaert F; Martinelli F; Swyngedouw E; González S (2005) Towards alternative model(s) of local innovation, Urban Studies, 42, pp.1969-1990. doi: 10.1080/00420980500279893
  • González S (2005) The politics of the economic crisis and restructuring in the Basque Country and Spain during the 1980s, Space and Polity, 9, pp.93-112. doi: 10.1080/13562570500304931
  • González S; Healey P (2005) A sociological institutionalist approach to the study of innovation in governance capacity, Urban Studies, 42, pp.2055-2069. doi: 10.1080/00420980500279778
  • Gomez MV; Gonzalez S (2001) A reply to Beatriz Plaza's 'The Guggenheim-Bilbao Museum effect', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF URBAN AND REGIONAL RESEARCH, 25, pp.898-900. doi: 10.1111/1468-2427.00351


  • Moulaert F; Sywngedouw E; Martinelli F; Gonzalez S (2010) Can neighbourhoods save the city? Community development and social innovation, Routledge.

Book Chapters

  • Cameron S; González S (2013) Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the 'Northern Way': Neoliberal responses to uneven development in the North of England, Urban and Regional Development Trajectories in Contemporary Capitalism, pp.264-283. doi: 10.4324/9780203075326
  • Gonzalez S; Moulaert F; Martinelli F (2010) ALMOLIN: How to analyse social innovation at the local level?, In: Moulaert F; Martinelli F; Swyngedouw E; Gonzalez S (Ed) Can Neighbourhoods Save the City?, Routledge, pp.49-67.
  • Gonzalez S; Martinelli F; Moulaert F (2010) Creatively designing urban futures: a transversal analysis of socially innovative initiatives, In: Moulaert F; Martinelli F; Swyngedouw E; Gonzalez S (Ed) Can Neighbourhoods save the City?, Routledge, pp.198-218.
  • Gonzalez S (2010) Neoliberal urbanism in Europe, In: Pike; A; Rodriguez-Pose; A; Tomaney; J (Ed) Handbook of Local and Regional development, Routledge.
  • Gonzalez S (2010) Las Narrativas Escalares De La Globalización. Neoliberalismo y Ciudades Competitivas, In: Fernandez VR; Brandao C (Ed) Escalas y Políticas del Desarrollo Regional. Desafios para America Latina, Miño y Dávila, pp.123-149.
  • Gonzalez S; Vigar G (2010) The Ouseburn Valley. A Struggle to Innovate in the Context of a Weak Local State, In: Moulaert; F; Swyngedouw; E; Martinelli; F; Gonzalez; S (Ed) Can neighbourhoods save the city?, Routledge, pp.128-140.
  • González S; Vigar G (2010) The Ouseburn Trust in Newcastle: A struggle to innovate in the context of a weak local state, Can Neighbourhoods Save the City? Community Development and Social Innovation, pp.128-140. doi: 10.4324/9780203849132

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