About the Author
PAUL KNOX received his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Sheffield, England. After teaching in the United Kingdom for several years, he moved to the United States to take a position as professor of urban affairs and planning at Virginia Tech. His teaching centers on urban and regional development, with an emphasis on comparative study. He serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals and is the author or co-author of numerous books, includingSmall Town Sustainability
(Rutgers University Press),Cities and Design
(Routledge), andThe Geography of the World Economy
(Hodder) as well as Pearson'sUrbanization, Third Edition
andWorld Regions in Global Context, Fourth Edition.
In 2008 he received the Distinguished Scholarship Award from the Association of American Geographers. He is currently a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech, where he also serves as Senior Fellow for International Advancement.