Full texts at Research Gate and

Edited Books

Murnaghan, AM, and Shillington, L. (eds) (2016) Children, Nature, Cities. Abingdon, UK: Routledge Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4724-5317-4.

Book Chapters

Shillington, L. (forthcoming) Urban Natures in Managua: from ruralisation to miamization, in Lisa Drummond and Doug Young (Eds.) Socialist and Post-Socialist Urbanisms, University of Toronto Press.

Shillington, L. and A. Hovorka (2017) Chapter 36: Urban agriculture, social activism, and the right to the city, in Linda Peake and Alison Bain (Eds.) Urbanization In A Global Context: A Canadian Perspective. Oxford University Press, Canada

Shillington, L. and AM Murnaghan (2016) Chapter 1: Introduction. In Murnaghan, A.M.F. and L. Shillington (eds). Children, Nature, Cities. Abingdon, UK: Routledge Publishing.

Very nice review on the website ‘Child in the City

Shillington, L. and AM Murnaghan (eds). (2016). Chapter 9: Digging outside the sandbox: Children’s Political Ecologies. In Murnaghan, A.M.F. and L. Shillington (eds). Children, Nature, Cities. Abingdon, UK: Routledge Publishing.

Shillington, L. (2011) Urban Political Ecology in the Global South: Everyday Environmental Struggles in Managua, Nicaragua, in Tim Edensor and Mark Jayne (eds) Urban Theory Beyond ‘the West’: A World of Cities. Routledge, London, UK. Pp. 295-310.

Shillington, L. (2008) Complex Ecologies and Cityspaces: Social-ecological Networks of Urban Agriculture, Managua, Nicaragua, in M. Redwood (ed) Agriculture in Urban Planning: Generating Livelihoods and Food Security. Earthscan and International Development Research Council (IDRC), Ottawa, ON. Pp. 201-216.

Articles Published

Shillington, L. and A.M. Murnaghan (2016) Urban Political Ecologies and Children’s Geographies: Queering Ecological of Childhood, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 40(5): 1017-1035.

Shillington, L. (2015) ‘Birds are for the girls’: children’s media landscape and the emotional geographies of urban natures, in Skelton, T., Dwyer, C., & Worth, N. (eds). Geographies of Children and Young People: Volume 4: Geographies of Identities and Subjectivities, Springer Reference.

Shillington, L. (2013) Right to Food, Right to the City: Household Urban Agriculture, the Social-Ecological Production of Urban Space in Managua, Nicaragua. Geoforum 44(1): 103-111.

Shillington, L. (2008) Being(s) in relation at Home: Corporealities, Aesthetics, and Socialnatures in Managua, Nicaragua. Social and Cultural Geography 9(7): 755-776.

McCrary, J.K., L.J. Shillington, R. Santana, A.L. Hammett, and J. Riviere (2004) Participación de los productos no maderables del bosque en la economía informal: Un estudio de caso. Encuentro, Año XXXVI(69): 58-68.

Barany, M.E. A.L. Hammett, L.J. Shillington, and B.R. Murphy (2001) The Role of Private Wildlife Reserves in Nicaragua’s Emerging Ecotourism Industry. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 9 (2): 95-110.

Publications in Progress

Shillington, L. (in progress) Environmental justice, gendered politics and big soda, Gender Place and Culture.

Online Media

Agyeman, J. and Shillington, L. (5 April 2018) ‘Cities of Difference, Part II: Shifting Identities, Diverse Communities and Urban Nature,’

Shillington, L. (18 June 2017) ‘Cities of Difference, Part I: Gender is Important in Understanding Nature in Cities’,

Shillington, L. (6 July 2016) ‘Unbounding Aboriginal and Settler Urban Natures’,

Shillington, L. (23 March 2016) ‘Graffiti, space, and gender’, Nature of Cities Global Roundtable.

Shillington, L. (14 February, 2016) ‘The Ecologies of Senses and Environmental Justice in Managua’,

Maddox, D., Anderson, P., Downton, P., Fantin, E. Gomez, G., Goodness, J., Houck, M., Lester, T., Lydon, P., Milillo, P., & Shillington, L. (20 January 2016) Creative Place-Making—This is The Nature of Graffiti’,

Shillington, L. (10 May 2015) ‘Birds are for Girls? What Children’s Media Teaches Kids about Nature and Cities’,

Shillington, L. (26 July 2013) “Food and Urban (Socio-Natural) Metabolism”, Landscapes Roundtable ‘Growing Greener Cities’ series, Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative. URL:  (invited contributor)

Book Reviews

(2014) “Reconfiguring the Natures of Childhood” by Affrica Taylor (Routledge, London, UK), Children’s Geographies. Online First.

(2009) “Participatory Action Research Approaches and Methods: Connecting People, Participation and Place,” eds. Sara Kindon, Rachel Pain and Mike Kesby (Routledge, London, UK), Gender Place and Culture 16(2).

Conference Proceedings

Shillington, L., J.K. McCrary, and A.L. Hammett. (2005) “Complex Connections: The Role of Non-timber Forest Products in Urban and Rural Livelihoods in Nicaragua.” Urban-Rural Interface Conference Proceedings: Emerging Issues along Urban-Rural Interfaces – Linking Science and Society, Atlanta, Georgia, pp. 254-259.

Shillington, L. (2004) “(Re)Possessing the Commons: Genealogies, Ancestral Tribal Lands and Conservation in Solomon Islands.” Tenth Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property: The Commons in an Age of Global Transition: Challenges, Risks and Opportunities, Oaxaca, Mexico, August 9-13. Available in the Digital Library of the Commons:

Technical Reports

Shillington, L. (2006) ‘Los Huertos Caseros’: Socio-Ecological Networks and Collective Action in Traditional Urban Agriculture in Managua (Nicaragua), Final technical report, International Development Research Council (IDRC), Ottawa, ON. (47 pp.)

Shillington, L. and A. Byers (2002) Plants, People, and Biodiversity Protection, The Mountain Institute, Virginia Tech, and USAID. (5 separate discussion papers on non-timber forest products, total 35 pp.)

Shillington, L. (2002) Nicaragua Case Study – Gendered access: Commodity chain analysis of non-timber forest products from Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve, Nicaragua. Project Report, WIDTech and USAID (In Spanish and English). Washington, D.C. (52 pp.)


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