Professor Emeritus
University of London, BSc
University of Edinburgh, MSc
Urban Planning, University of Melbourne, MA
Monash University, 1986, PhD

 

Research Interest:
Geography of Japan and the Pacific Rim
Geography of International Trade, Overseas Investment and Multinational Corporations
Disaster Research in the Pacific Rim
Multiculturalism and Local Governments

David Edgington has degrees from the University of London (BSc Estate Management), University of Edinburgh (MSc Business Studies), University of Melbourne (Masters in Urban Planning), and Monash University (PhD Economic Geography). He joined the Department of Geography at UBC in 1988, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1992, and Professor in 2012. He retired in 2017. Before coming to Vancouver he worked as an urban planner in Melbourne, Australia. His current research and teaching focuses on the geography of Japan and the Pacific Rim. He was the Director of the Centre for Japanese Research at the Institute of Asian Research (2003-2009), and President of the Japan Studies Association of Canada (2014-2017).

2014

SULMONA, L.G., EDGINGTON, D.W. and DENIKE, K. 2014 ‘The Role of Advanced Border Controls at Canadian Airports’ Journal of Transport Geography 39(1), 11-20

EDGINGTON, D.W. 2014 ‘Patterns and Organization of Japanese Tourism in Canada: 1960––2010’ The Canadian Geographer 58, 355-376

 

2013

EDGINGTON, D.W. 2013 ‘Restructuring Japan’s Rustbelt: The Case of Muroran, Hokkaido, 1985-2010’ Urban Affairs Review 49, 475-524

EDGINGTON, D.W. and HAYTER, R. 2013 ‘“Glocalization” and Regional Headquarters: Japanese Electronics Firms in the ASEAN Region’ Annals of the Association of American Geographers 103, 647-668

EDGINGTON, D.W. and HAYTER, R. 2013 ‘The In Situ Upgrading of Japanese Electronics Firms in Malaysian Industrial Clusters’ Economic Geography 89, 227-259

EDGINGTON, D.W. and HAYTER, R. 2013 ‘In situ Dynamics of Japanese Electronic Subsidiaries in ASEAN Countries: Reflections from a Development Perspective’ Asia Pacific Viewpoint 54, 15-32

EDGINGTON, D.W. and HAYTER, R. 2013 ‘The In Situ Upgrading of Japanese Electronics Firms in Malaysian Industrial Clusters’ Economic Geography DOI 10.1111/ecge.12007

 

2012

EDGINGTON, D.W. 2012 ‘Restructuring Japan’s Rustbelt: The Case of Muroran, Hokkaido, 1985-2010’ Urban Affairs Review DOI 10.1177/1078087412463537

EDGINGTON, D.W. and HAYTER, R. 2012 ‘New Relationships between Japanese and Taiwanese Electronics Firms’ Environment and Planning A 44, 68-88

 

2011

EDGINGTON, D.W. 2011 ‘Viewpoint: Reconstruction after natural disasters: the opportunities and constraints facing our cities’ Town Planning Review 82(6), v-xi

EDGINGTON, D.W. and NAGAO, K. 2011 ‘Local Development in the Higashi Osaka Industrial District’ Japanese Journal of Human Geography 63, 25-43

 

2010

EDGINGTON, D.W. 2010 Reconstructing Kobe: The Geography of Crisis and Opportunity (Vancouver, UBC Press)