Robert E. Dickinson and the growth of urban geography: An evaluation

Ron Johnston*

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Although an innovative researcher on urban geography during the 1930s, and a prolific textbook writer thereafter, Robert Dickinson is not now recognized as one of the influential pioneers of that subfield. This paper explores why that was the case by examining his career, writings and influence, and by setting him in the context of a model of scholarly impact.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)702-736
Number of pages35
JournalUrban Geography
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • History of urban geography
  • Influence
  • Pioneers
  • Robert Dickinson


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