Recent Publications


Rey, Sergio and Rachel S. Franklin, editors. (expected 2021). 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 and Rachel S. Franklin. (2020). “The sensor desert quandary: What does it mean (not) to count in the smart city?,” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers,

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,

Franklin, Rachel S. (2020). “I come to bury (population) growth, not to praise it,” Spatial Economic Analysis, doi: 10.1080/17421772.2020.1802056.

Seymour, Eric, K. Arthur Endsley, and Rachel S. Franklin. (2020). “Differential drivers of rent burden in growing and shrinking cities,” Applied Geography, doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2020.102302.

Franklin, Rachel S. (2020). “Geographical Analysis at Midlife,” Geographical Analysis,

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, doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2020.102168.

Franklin, Rachel S. (2019). “The Demographic Burden of Population Loss in U.S. Cities, 2000–2010,” Journal of Geographical Systems, doi: 10.1007/s10109-019-00303-4.

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, doi: 10.1177/0160017616675917.

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, doi: 10.1177/0160017616665669.

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, Blog Contributions, and Other Publications

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

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, doi:10.1007/s41685-017-0025-5.

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,

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).