RESEARCH

My research extends across different sites and scales. In the United States I have examined the scalar politics of social movements in new immigrant spaces in California. I have also explored the governance dynamics of regional development in Latin America and the US-Mexico border. Most recently,  I analyzed how the politics of climate change, international development and urban democracy intersect in the transformation of Mexico City’s transportation, climate change adaptation urban governance structures.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Sosa Lopez, Oscar and Montero, S. (2017). “Expert-citizens: producing and contesting the “sustainable urban mobility” paradigm in Mexico”. Journal of Transport Geography67, 137-144. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0966692316303635

Sosa, Oscar (2016). “Urban Mobility and Politics in Mexico City: The Case of Frente Amplio Contra la Supervía”. Latin American Perspectives.   http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0094582X16682781

Schafran, A., Sosa, O, & Gin, J. L. (2013). “Politics and possibility on the metropolitan edge: the scale of social movement space in exurbia”. Environment and Planning A, 45(12), 2833-2851.    http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1068/a45570

Sosa, Oscar (2008). “Border Planning in the San Diego–Tijuana Region: Local Planning vis-à-vis National Policy”. Berkeley Planning Journal, Vol. 21. 169-185.   http://escholarship.org/uc/item/5th0w62n#

 

IN PREPARATION

Sosa Lopez, Oscar. “Urban Cycling, Citizenship and Urban Experiments: Insights from Mexico City”.

Sosa Lopez, Oscar and Silva, Diego. “The National Circulation of Bus Rapid Transit in Mexico and Colombia: from the local to the national and back”.

Jajamovich, Guillermo, Sosa Lopez, O. and Silvestre, G. “Latin American Cities” in, Companion to Urban and Regional Studies, Wiley & Sons. Under Contract

 

BOOK REVIEW

Sosa, Oscar (2008).“Book Review: Hyperborder: The Contemporary U.S-Mexico Border and Its Future, by Fernando Romero”. Berkeley Planning Journal, Vol. 21. 206-207.

 

POLICY RESEARCH

Chapple, K., Montero, S. and Sosa, O. (2012). “Editor’s Introduction, Evolving Regionalismos: Latin American Regions in the 21st Century”. in Regional Development Dialogue, United Nations Centre for Regional Development, Vol. 33. ii-xv.

Sosa, Oscar and Brenner, Alex. (2010). “Innovating the Green Economy in California Regions, San Diego Case Study” in Innovating the Green Economy in California Regions, Karen Chapple and Malo Hutson (PIs). US Economic Development Administration / UC Berkeley Center for Community Innovation.