Recent Publications


Rey, Sergio and Rachel S. Franklin, editors. (in press). Handbook of Spatial Analysis in the Social Sciences, Elgar.

Franklin, Rachel S., editor. (2019). Population, Place, and Spatial Interaction: Essays in Honor of David Plane. Springer.

Franklin, Rachel S., Eveline S. van Leeuwen, and Antonio Paez, editors. (2018). Population Loss: The Role of Transportation and Other Issues. Elsevier.

Ballas, Dimitris, Graham Clarke, Rachel S. Franklin, and Andy Newing. (2017). GIS and the Social Sciences: Theory and Applications. London: Routledge.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Robinson, Caitlin, Rachel S. Franklin, and Jack Roberts. (Accepted for publication). “Optimising for equity: Sensor coverage, networks and the responsive city,” The Annals of the American Association of Geographers.

Wallace, Rosalind, Rachel Franklin, Susan Grant-Muller, Alison Heppenstall, and Victoria Houlden. (2022). “Estimating the social and spatial impacts of Covid mitigation strategies in United Kingdom regions: synthetic data and dashboards,” Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society.

Wu, Yu-Tzu, Andrew Kingston, Victoria Houlden, and Rachel Franklin. (2022). “The longitudinal associations between proximity to local grocery shops and functional ability in the very old living with and without multimorbidity: results from the Newcastle 85+ study,” Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics.

Franklin, Rachel S., Elizabeth C. Delmelle, Clio Andris, Tao Cheng, Somayeh Dodge, Janet Franklin, Alison Heppenstall, Mei-Po Kwan, WenWen Li, Sara McLafferty, Jennifer A. Miller, Darla K. Munroe, Trisalyn Nelson, Özge Öner, Denise Pumain, Kathleen Stewart, Daoqin Tong, Elizabeth A. Wentz. (2022). “Making Space in Geographical Analysis,” Geographical Analysis.

Franklin, Rachel. (2022). “Quantitative methods I: Reckoning with uncertainty,” Progress in Human Geography

Robinson, Caitlin and Rachel S. Franklin. (2021). “The sensor desert quandary: What does it mean (not) to count in the smart city?,” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 46(2), 238-254.

Franklin, Rachel S. (2021). “The Demographic Burden of Population Loss in U.S. Cities, 2000–2010,” Journal of Geographical Systems, 23(2), 209-230.

Franklin, Rachel S., Victoria Houlden, Caitlin Robinson, Daniel Arribas-Bel, Elizabeth C. Delmelle, Urška Demšar, Harvey J. Miller, and David O’Sullivan. (2020). “Who Counts? Gender, Gatekeeping, and Quantitative Human Geography,” The Professional Geographer, 73(1), 48-61.

Franklin, Rachel S. (2020). “I come to bury (population) growth, not to praise it,” Spatial Economic Analysis, 15(4), 359-373.

Seymour, Eric, K. Arthur Endsley, and Rachel S. Franklin. (2020). “Differential drivers of rent burden in growing and shrinking cities,” Applied Geography, 125, 102302.

Franklin, Rachel S. (2020). “Geographical Analysis at Midlife,” Geographical Analysis, 53(1), 47-60.

Bagchi-Sen, Sharmistha, Rachel S. Franklin, Peter Rogerson, and Eric Seymour. (2020). “Urban Inequality and the Demographic Transformation of Shrinking Cities: The Role of the Foreign Born,” Applied Geography, 116, 102168.

Franklin, Rachel S. and Eveline S. van Leeuwen. (2018). “For Whom the Bells Toll: Alonso and a Regional Science of Decline,” International Regional Science Review, 41(2), 134–151.

Bellman, Benjamin, Seth E. Spielman, and Rachel S. Franklin. (2018). “Local Population Change and Variations in Racial Integration in the United States, 2000–2010,” International Regional Science Review, 41(2), 233–255.

Motesharrei, Safa, Jorge Rivas, Eugenia Kalnay, Ghassem R. Asrar, Antonio J. Busalacchi, Robert F. Cahalan, Mark A. Cane, Rita R. Colwell, Kuishuang Feng, Rachel S. Franklin, Klaus Hubacek, Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm, Takemasa Miyoshi, Matthias Ruth, Roald Sagdeev, Adel Shirmohammadi, Jagadish Shukla, Jelena Srebric, Victor M. Yakovenko, and Ning Zeng. (2016). “Modeling Sustainability: Population, Inequality, Consumption, and Bidirectional Coupling of the Earth and Human Systems,” National Science Review, 3(4), 470–494.

Franklin, Rachel S. and Alessandra Faggian. (2014). “College Student Migration in New England: Who Comes, Who Goes, and Why We Might Care,” Northeastern Geographer, 6, 45–60.

Faggian, Alessandra and Rachel S. Franklin. (2014). “Human Capital Redistribution in the USA: The Migration of the College-Bound,” Spatial Economic Analysis, 9(4), 376–395.

Kourtit, Karima, Peter Nijkamp, Rachel S. Franklin, and Andrés Rodríguez-Pose. (2014). “A Blueprint for Strategic Urban Research: The Urban Piazza,” Town Planning Review,, 85(1), 97–126.

Ruth, Matthias and Rachel S. Franklin. (2014). “Livability for All? Conceptual Limits and Practical Implications,” Journal of Applied Geography, 49, 18–23.

Franklin, Rachel S. (2014). “An Examination of the Geography of Population Composition and Change in the United States, 2000–2010: Insights from Geographical Indices and a Shift-Share Analysis,” Population, Space and Place, 20(1), 18–36.

Cahill, Meagan E. and Rachel S. Franklin. (2013). “The Minority Homeownership Gap, Home Foreclosure, and Nativity: Evidence from Miami-Dade County,” Journal of Regional Science, 53: 91–117.

Franklin, Rachel S. (2013). “The Roles of Population, Place, and Institution in Student Diversity in American Higher Education,” Growth and Change, 44: 30–53.

Franklin, Rachel S. and Jim Ketchum. (2013). “Working in a Landscape of Recession and Expansion: Academic ‘Jobs in Geography’ in the United States, 1990–2011,” The Professional Geographer, 65: 205–220.

Book Chapters, Working Papers, Blog Contributions, and Other Publications

Royer, Jeroen, Sanne Velthuis, Mehdi Le Petit-Guerin, Rachel S. Franklin, Tim Leibert, Nicolas Cauchi-Duval, Danny MacKinnon, and Andy Pike. (2022). “Regional travel times to services of general interest in the EU15,” CURDS Working Paper, DOI: 10.31235/

Velthuis, Sanne, Jeroen Royer, Mehdi Le Petit-Guerin, Nicolas Cauchi-Duval, Rachel S. Franklin, Tim Leibert, Danny MacKinnon, and Andy Pike. (2022). “Geographically uneven structural change in EU15 regions from 1980 to 2017: a cluster analysis,” CURDS Working Paper, DOI: 10.31235/

Franklin, Rachel S. (2021). “Introduction to the Fiftieth Anniversary Special Issue: Happy Birthday, Geographical Analysis!,” Geographical Analysis, 53(1), 3-12.

Franklin, Rachel S. and Jacques Poot. (2021). “Guest Editorial: Spatial demography in regional science,” Journal of Geographical Systems, 23(2), 139-141.

Franklin, Rachel S. (2020). “Why We Count: Geographers and the US Decennial Census,” Ohio State University, Department of Geography, Census 2020 Blog Series.

Franklin, Rachel S. (2019). “Interpreting the Geography of Human Capital Stock Variations,” Population, Place, and Spatial Interaction: Essays in Honor of David Plane. Springer.

Franklin, Rachel S. (2 April 2019). “What We Talk About When We Talk About Depopulation,” The Regional Studies Blog.

Franklin, Rachel S., Eveline van Leeuwen, and Antonio Paez. (2018). “Transportation Where People Leave: An Introduction,” Population Loss: The Role of Transportation and Other Issues, Rachel S. Franklin, Eveline van Leeuwen, and Antonio Paez, eds., Elsevier.

Franklin, Rachel S. (2017). “Shrinking Smart: U.S. Population Decline and Footloose Human Capital,” Demographic Transition, Labour Markets and Regional Resilience, Cristina Martinez, Tamara Weyman, and Jouke van Dijk, eds., Springer.

Franklin, Rachel S. and David A. Plane. (2017). “The View from Over the Hill: Regional Research in a Post–Demographic Transition World,” Regional Research Frontiers: The Next 50 Years, Randall Jackson and Peter Schaeffer, eds., Springer.

Franklin, Rachel S. (2017). “Words of congratulation from one side of the Pacific Rim to the other,” Asia-Pacific Journal of Regional Science.

Faggian, Alessandra, Jonathan Corcoran, and Rachel S. Franklin. (2017). “Human capital migration and salaries: an examination of US college graduates,” Graduate Migration and Regional Development: An International Perspective, Jonathan Corcoran and Alessandra Faggian, eds., Edward Elgar.

Franklin, Rachel S. (2014). “The Landscape of Population Decline in the United States: Considering the roles of the demographic components of change and geography,” Shrinking Cities: A Global Perspective, Richardson, Harry W. and Chang Woon Nam, eds., 74–85, Routledge.

Franklin, Rachel S. (2013). “Population Geography,” Oxford Bibliographies in Geography.

Franklin, Rachel S. (2012). “Demographic Dimensions: Describing Populations,” 21st Century Geography: A Reference Handbook, Stoltman, Joseph P. (Ed.), Sage Publications.

Schachter, Jason P., Rachel S. Franklin, and Marc J. Perry. (2003). “Migration and Geographic Mobility in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan America: 1995 to 2000,” U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Special Reports, CENSR-9.

Franklin, Rachel S. (2003). “Migration of the Young, Single, and College Educated: 1995 to 2000,” U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Special Reports, CENSR-12.

Franklin, Rachel S. (2003). “Domestic Migration Across Regions, Divisions, and States: 1995 to 2000,” U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Special Reports, CENSR-7.

Book Reviews

Franklin, Rachel S. (2016). Book review of “Running the Numbers: A Practical Guide to Regional Economic and Social Analysis,” by John Quinterno. M.E. Sharpe, 2014, Journal of Planning Education and Research (JPER).