Dr. Constance Carr is an urban geographer from the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Luxembourg. Her general aim is to explore the broad questions of how spaces and flows constitute the contemporary (sub)urbanity -- how do such spaces come to be what they are, how they are socially constructed, governed, contested, or sustained. She is particularly inspired by scholarly debates about: 1) urban development practices in urban regions under growth pressure; 2) emerging suburban or post-suburban spaces and the respective socioenvironmental dilemmas therein; 3) governance structures and practices in small states; 4) the post-politics of market-led development and land-use; and most recently, 5) the digitalisation/corporatization of cities.
She has given over 50 talks on these topics at international venues including Association of American Geographers, the Royal Geographical Society (RGS)/Institute of British Geographers, Regional Studies Association, the International Network for Urban Research and Action, Spaces & Flows Research Network, and Sustainable Development Research Society Conference. She has publications in Environment and Planning C, Regional Studies, European Planning Studies, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Raumplanung und Raumforschung, Planning Theory & Practice, and Local Environment. Book chapters are found in SUNY Press, Palgrave, Sage, Birkhäuser, and Routledge.
Before coming to Luxembourg, Carr completed her doctorate at the Department of Urban and Regional Sociology at the Humboldt University, in Berlin. Before that, she earned her Master degree from the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, in Toronto.
She is member of the European Science Foundation College of Expert Reviewers.
Communicate with her in English, German, Luxembourgish, or French.
Together with Prof. Markus Hesse, Carr co-edits Urbanization Unbound (urbanunbound.blogspot.com).