Linda McCarthyLinda McCarthy

Associate Professor

(On Sabbatical)

Office: Bolton Hall, Room 472
Phone: 414-229-6405
Fax: 414-229-3981
Curriculum Vitae: pdf (200kb)

Mailing Address:

Professor Linda McCarthy
Department of Geography
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201


Ph.D., Geography, University of Minnesota, 1997
A.I.C.P., (Certified Planner, American Institute of Certified Planners), 2000
M.A., Geography, University of Minnesota, 1992
B.A., Geography and Archaeology, University College Dublin, Ireland, 1989

Courses Taught:

Geog 110:The World: Peoples and Regions - Syllabus (42kb)
Geog 140: Our Urban Environment: Introduction to Urban Geography - Syllabus (42kb)
Geog 330: Europe: East and West - Syllabus (42kb)
Geog 540: Globalization and the City - Syllabus (56kb)
Geog 742: Urban and Regional Dimensions of Global Economic Change - Syllabus (63kb)

Office Hours:

M 4:50-5:20pm, W 2:50-3:20pm, and by appointment

Research and Teaching Interests:

My research and teaching interests focus on comparative urban and regional economic development and planning in the U.S.A., Europe, and China. My recent work has been on brownfield redevelopment, regional cooperation, the automobile industry, and the globalization of the economy.

Representative Publications:

Knox, P. and L. McCarthy. 2011. Urbanization: An Introduction to Urban Geography, 3rd edition, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice-Hall.

Jonas, A. E. G. and L. McCarthy. 2010. Redevelopment at all costs? A critical review and examination of the American model of urban management and regeneration, in J. Diamond, J. Liddle, A. Southern, and P. Osei (eds.) Urban Regeneration Management: International Perspectives, Routledge: New York and London, 31-59.

McCarthy, L. 2008-09 [published 2010]. Wasteful Competition for Corporate Investment and the Feasibility of Some Suggested Remedies: The Case of Milwaukee, WI. Wisconsin Geographer, 23, 35-49.

McCarthy, L. 2009. Off the Mark? Economic Efficiency in Targeting the Most Marketable Sites rather than Spatial and Social Equity in Public Support for Brownfield Redevelopment, Economic Development Quarterly, 23:3, 211-28.

Jonas, A. E. G. and L. McCarthy. 2009. Urban Management and Regeneration in the United States: State Intervention or Redevelopment at all Costs? Local Government Studies, 35:3, 299-314.

Knox, P., J. Agnew, and L. McCarthy. 2008. The Geography of the World Economy, 5th edition, London: Hodder Arnold.

McCarthy, L. and B. Koulov. 2008. Cities of Europe, in Brunn, S., M. Hays-Mitchell, and D. Zeigler (eds.) Cities of the World: World Regional Urban Development, 4th edition, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield (lead author).

Lu, L., and L. McCarthy. 2008. Spatial Restructuring in Urban China amid Globalization and Economic Reform: The Case of Guangzhou. Built Environment, 34:4, 444-63.

Jonas, A. E. G. and L. McCarthy. IN PRESS, FORTHCOMING 2008. Urban redevelopment at all costs? The U.S. model of urban regeneration (chapter 3) in J. Diamond, J. Liddle, A. Southern, and P. Osei (eds.) Managing Communities: Global Perspectives. Routledge.

McCarthy, L. 2007. The Commerce Clause as a Constraint on Business Incentives for Firms: Roadblock or a Bump in the Road in the 'Race to the Bottom?' Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 98:4, 482-92.

McCarthy, L. 2006. In the Dark about Brownfields. Applied Geography Papers and Proceedings, 29, 292-301.

Knox, P. and L. McCarthy. 2005. Urbanization: An Introduction to Urban Geography, 2nd edition, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

McCarthy, L. 2004. The Keep Jeep in Toledo Campaign: A Lost Opportunity for the Wheels of Change? Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 95:4, 392-404.

Koulov, B., L. McCarthy, D. Knudsen, and A. Gosar. 2004. European Geography, in G. Gaile and C. Willmott (eds.) Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century, Oxford University Press: Oxford, 679-90 (lead co-author).