Special issue introduction Environment and Planning D: Society and Space Placing planetary 2018, Vol. 36(3) 374–386 ! The Author(s) 2018 Reprints and permissions: urbanization in other sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/0263775818775198 fields of vision journals.sagepub.com/home/epd Linda Peake and Darren Patrick York University, Canada Rajyashree N Reddy University of Toronto, Canada € € Gokboru¨ Sarp Tanyildiz York University, Canada Sue Ruddick University of Toronto, Canada Roza Tchoukaleyska Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada The Stakes Urbanization has unquestionably become one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century (Parnell, 2016). Marked by economic and environmental crises, challenges of global warm- ing, mass migration, and forced displacement, the stakes of urban knowledge production are high. Far from producing consensus on the relationship between urbanization and capital- ism, the ﬁrst two decades of the 21st century have been characterized by politically divergent strands of urban knowledge production in academia and have brought an intense focus on epistemological and methodological framings. Within critical urban studies, there has been a revived analytical appreciation of how we study the urban, whether, for example, through the postcolonial concern with “ordinary” cities (Robinson, 2006) and the repudiation of western cities as the exemplars of urban development (Roy, 2009; Roy
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