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Berry, Brian

By: Philip Rees | Edited by: Paul Atkinson, Sara Delamont, Alexandru Cernat, Joseph W. Sakshaug & Richard A. Williams Published: 2020 | Length:   5 | DOI: |
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Brian Berry (b. 1984) is one of the most published and cited geographic scholars of the second half of the 20th century. His work helped ignite a “scientific revolution” in geography and urban studies in the 1960s. This entry first provides a brief biographical sketch of Berry’s academic career. Next, this contribution examines Berry’s study of systems of cities and urbanization; cities and towns as service centres; and the sociogeographic organization of cities as indexes, factors, or clusters. His contributions to economic geography are also featured. The entry concludes by pointing to some of the key features of Berry’s work.


Born in 1934 in Stafford, England, Berry gained an honours BSc in economics and geography at University College London. He emigrated in 1955 to the United ...

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