Recovering the street: relocalising urban geography

Angharad Saunders

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This paper explores how audio walks can help learners re-experience and rethink the nature of urban geography. Urban thinking has increasingly begun to explore the city not from above, but from below; from the street rather than from the elite and in everyday rather than extraordinary ways. The intention has been to reveal the many stories, movements and people that constitute the urban fabric. Drawing on work undertaken in a third year, urban geography module at the University of South Wales, this paper examines how audio walk creation can assist students in comprehending the urban environment as a space that is rich in history, society and culture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)536-546
JournalJournal of Geography in Higher Education
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2013


  • urban geography
  • Audio Walks
  • everyday knowledge
  • street geography


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