Gregory Bracken’s research work focuses on East and Southeast Asia cities and their citizens, particularly the right to the city. More recently he studies how cities operate as nodes in networks, with a view to finding new ways of facilitating this in the future using lessons drawn from history. Gregory’s particular view on cities is informed by his interdisciplinary background in architecture, architecture theory, and planning. It is evidenced by his scholarly writing (see list below) but also by a series of popular architectural guides to cities in Asia and Europe. For a more complete profile, see here.
‘Contemporary Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West’,(Amsterdam University Press, 2020.
- ‘Future Challenges of Cities in Asia’ (with P. Rabe, R. Parthasarathy, N. Sami, B. Zhang), Amsterdam University Press, 2020.
- ‘Ancient and Modern Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West’, Amsterdam University Press, 2019.
- ‘Asian Cities: Colonial to Global’, Amsterdam University Press, 2015.
- ‘The Shanghai Alleyway House: A Vanishing Urban Vernacular’, Routledge, 2013.
- ‘Aspects of Urbanization in China: Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou’, Amsterdam University Press, 2012.
- ‘The Shanghai Lilong: A New Concept of Home in China’, The Newsletter 86 (2020). https://www.iias.asia/the-newsletter/article/shanghai-lilong-new-concept-home-china
- ‘Kowloon Walled City: Hong Kong’s Heterotopian Territory’, Atlantis 29.2 (2019): 18-21.
- ‘Learning from Agri-Aquaculture for Multiscale Water-Sensitive Design in the Pearl River Delta’ (with Sun Chuanzhi and Steffen Nijhuis), Landscape Architecture 2019/09: 31-44.
- ‘The Forbidden City’, The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Urban and Regional Studies (2019). https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118568446.eurs0104
- ‘Treaty Ports in China: Their Genesis, Development, and Influence’, Journal of Urban History, 45, 1 (2019): 168-176. https://doi.org/10.1177/0096144218816548
- ‘Interesting Times for Chinese Cities: Insights into China’s Urban Transformations’ in Journal of Urban History, 43, 1 (2016): 157-165. https://doi.org/10.1177/0096144216680246