Linda McCarthy

Associate Professor
 (414) 229-6405
 Bolton Hall 472


PhD, Geography, University of Minnesota, 1997
AICP, Certified Planner, American Institute of Certified Planners, 2000
MA, Geography, University of Minnesota, 1992
BA, Geography and Archaeology, University College Dublin, Ireland, 1989

Office Hours

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

Courses Taught

Geog 110 – The World: Peoples and Regions Syllabus
Geog 140 – Our Urban Environment: Introduction to Urban Geography Syllabus
Geog 330 – Europe: East and West Syllabus
Geog 540 – Globalization and the City Syllabus
Geog 742 – Urban and Regional Dimensions of Global Economic Change Syllabus

Research Interests

My research interests are: Urban economic geography and public policy and planning in the United States, Europe, and China. My interrelated research foci are situated at the intersection of global-local/regional interconnections:

  • Urban and regional dimensions of global economic change;
  • Competition among localities for private-sector investment and jobs;
  • Regional cooperation to address wasteful competition among localities;
  • Brownfield redevelopment within metropolitan regions.

Representative Publications

Knox, P., Agnew, J., & McCarthy, L. M. (2014). The Geography Of The World Economy. 6th edition. Oxford: Routledge.
McCarthy, L. M. (2013). Sustaining Cities in a Global Economy: Questioning Unsustainable Competition for Corporate Investment. Krause, L., & Petro, P. (Eds.). Global Cities: Cinema, Architecture, and Urbanism in a Digital Age, 25-42. Rutgers University Press.
McCarthy, L. M., & Johnson, C. (2012). Cities of Europe. Brunn, S., Hays-Mitchell, M., & Ziegler, D. (Eds.). Cities of the World: World Regional Urban Development, 5th edition. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Knox, P., & McCarthy, L. M. (2012). Urbanization: An introduction to urban geography. 3rd edition. Prentice-Hall.
McCarthy, L. M. (2012). Brownfield Redevelopment and Public-Sector Support: Insights and Suggestions from Developers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Applied Geography Papers and Proceedings, 35, 108-117.
Jonas, A., & McCarthy, L. M. (2009). Urban Management and Regeneration in the United States: State Intervention or Redevelopment at All Costs? Local Government Studies, 35(3), 299-314.