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Scott, Allen (1938–)

  • By: Barney Warf
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

One of economic and urban geography's most influential contemporary figures, Allen J. Scott introduced some of the fundamental concepts of contemporary urban political economy, including industrial organization and change and, more recently, the cultural economies of cities.

British in origin, he attended Oxford University, completing his BA in 1961 and MA in 1965. He earned his PhD at Northwestern University in 1965. He taught for several years at the University of Toronto before moving to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1981, where he has since remained as a professor of geography and public policy. He has written 10 single-authored books and coedited 9 more, as well as numerous journal articles; has served as visiting lecturer in various locales; and is the recipient of ...

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