N Blomley, N Perez and A Yan (2018) Evictions in the private rental housing market in Metro Vancouver - preliminary findings

Sylvestre, M.-E., A. Duchesne-Blondin, C. Bellot, V. Fortin and N. Blomley (2018) Les conditions géographiques de mise en liberté et de probation et les personnes marginalisées à Montréal, rapport de recherche,Research report.

Sylvestre,M.-E, Nicholas Blomley, William Damon and Céline Bellot, (2017). Red Zones : the use of bail and sentencing conditions to control marginalized populations in Vancouver, Research report.


Blomley, N (2022) Territory: New Trajectories in Law. Routledge

Sylvestre, Marie-Eve, Nicholas Blomley, and Celine Bellot (2020) Red zones: Criminal law and the territorial regulation of marginalized people. Cambridge University Press

Braverman, I, N Blomley, D Delaney and A Kedar Eds (2014) The expanding spaces of law: a timely legal geography. Stanford University Press

Blomley N (2011) Rights of passage: sidewalks and the regulation of public flow Routledge, New York

Blomley, N K (2004) Unsettling the city: urban land and the politics of property. Routledge, New York

Blomley, N K, D Delaney, and R Ford, Eds. (2001) The Legal Geographies Reader: Law, power, and space . Blackwell, Oxford

Blomley, N K (1994) Law, space, and the geographies of power, Guilford Press, New York (download intro ch1/2 ch3/4 ch5/6)

Papers and chapters

Ferencz, Sarah, Alexandra Flynn, Nicholas Blomley & Marie-Eve Sylvestre (forthcoming). Are tents a ‘home’? Extending section 8 privacy rights for the precariously housed. McGill Law Journal.

Blomley, Nicholas and the Right to Remain Collective (2021) Making property outlaws: law and relegation. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 45 6 911-929

Blomley, N (2020) Urban commoning and the right not to be excluded, in Derya Ozkan and Guldem Bayal Buyuksarac (eds) Commoning the City. Routledge (pp 89-103)

Blomley, N (2020)' Precarious territory: Property law, housing and the social order' Antipode 52, 1, pp 26-57.

Blomley, N, Flynn, A & Sylvestre M-E (2020) 'Governing the possessions of the precariously housed: a critical legal geography' Annual Review of Law and Social Science. 16:165–81

Freeman, L and N Blomley (2019) Enacting property: making space for the public in the municipal library. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. Vol. 37(2) 199–218

Blomley, N (2019) 'The territorialization of property in land: space, power, and practice' Territory, politics, governance. 72, 233-249.

Nicholas Blomley (2018) 'How property matters' In Maja Hojer Bruun, Patrick JL Cockburn, Bjarke Skaerlund Risager and Mikkel Thorup (eds) Contested property claims: what disagreement tells us about ownership.New York: Routledge pp. xi-xvi.

Marie-Eve Sylvestre, Francis Villeneuve Ménard, Véronique Fortin, Céline Bellot et Nicholas Blomley (2017) ‘Conditions géographiques de mise en liberté et de probation imposées aux manifestants: une atteinte injustifiée aux droits à la liberté d'expression, de réunion pacifique et d'association’ McGill Law Journal62 4 923-973.  

Jordan Stanger-Ross, Nicholas Blomley & The Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective (2017) '“This land is worth a million dollars”: Property, restitution, and reductivism in the dispossession of Japanese Canadians' Law and History Review 35 3 711-751

(2017) 'Land use, planning, and 'the difficult character of property' Planning Theory and Practice, 18, 3, 351-364.

Sylvestre, Marie-Eve, Céline Bellot et Nicholas Blomley, (2017) ‘Une peine avant jugement? La mise en liberté provisoire et la réforme du droit pénal canadien’ , dans J. Desrosiers, M. Garcia et M-E. Sylvestre (eds), Criminal Law Reform in Canada : challenges and possibilities, Cowansville, Éditions Yvon Blais, 189-228

Akin Akinwumi and Nicholas Blomley (2016) 'Governing through land: neoliberal governmentalities in the British Columbia treaty process' In Michelle Brady and Randy K Lippert (eds.) Governing practices: neoliberalism, governmentality, and the ethnographic imaginary.University of Toronto Press (pp 155-180)

(2016) 'The right to not be excluded: common property and the right to stay put' In Ash Amin and Philip Howell (eds) Releasing the commons: rethinking the futures of the commons. Routledge, pp 89-106

(2016) 'The boundaries of property: complexity, relationality, spatiality' Law and Society Review, 50 1 224-255.

Sylvestre, Marie-Eve, Nicholas Blomley, William Damon and Celine Bellot (2015) 'Court-imposed Spatial Tactics and the Politics of Legal Technicalities' Antipode 47 5 1346-1366

Ojalaami, Sanna and Nicholas Blomley (2015) 'Dancing with wolves: making legal territory in a more-than-human world' 62, 51-60 Geoforum.

(2015) 'The ties that blind: making fee simple in the British Columbia treaty process' Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 40 2 168-179

(2014) 'Disentangling law: The practice of bracketing' Annual Review of Law and Social Science 10 2 1-16

(2014) 'Making space for property' Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 104 6 1291-1306

(2014) 'Property, law, and space' Property Law Review, 3 229-235.

(2013) with Sikee Liu 'Making news and making space: Performing the geographies of poverty in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside' The Canadian Geographer, 57 2 119-132

(2013) 'Performing property, making the world' Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, 27 1, 23-48

(2013) 'What kind of legal space is a city?' In Andrea Brighenti ed. Urban Interstices: the aesthetics and politics of spatial in-betweens. Ashgate

(2012) 'Begging to differ: panhandling, public space and municipal property' In Tucker, Eric et al Property on Trial

(2012) "Colored rabbits, dangerous trees, and public sitting: sidewalks, police and the city". Urban Geography, 33, 7

(2011) 'Cuts, flows, and the geographies of property' Law, Culture and the Humanities, 7, 2, 203-216

(2010) 'The right to pass freely: circulation, begging, and the bounded self' Social and Legal Studies, 19, 3, 331-350

(2010) 'Property, liberty and the category. Geoforum, 41, 353-355

(2009) 'Homelessness, rights and the delusions of property, Urban Geography, 30, 6, 577-590

(2008) 'Enclosure, common right, and the property of the poor' Social and Legal Studies, 17, 311-331

(2008) 'Simplification is complicated: Property, nature, and the rivers of law' Environment and Planning, A , 40, 1825-1840

(2008) 'The spaces of critical geography' Progress in Human Geography, 32, 2, 285-393

(2007) ' Civil rights meets civil engineering: Urban public space and traffic logic' Canadian Journal of Law and Society, 22, 2, 55-72

(2007) 'Kelo, contradiction, and capitalism' Urban Geography, 28, 2, 198-205

(2007) 'How to turn a beggar into a bus stop:Law, Traffic and the 'Function of the Place'', Urban Studies, 44:9,1697-1712

(2007) 'Critical geography: anger and hope' Progress in Human Geography, 31, 1, 53-65 (pdf)

(2007) ‘Making private property: enclosure, common right and the work of hedges’, Rural History. 18, 1, 1-21

(2006) 'Uncritical critical geography?' Progress in Human Geography, 30, 1, 87-91

(2005) ‘The borrowed view: privacy, propriety, and the entanglements of property’, Law and Social Inquiry 30, 4, 617-661.

(2005) ‘Flowers in the bathtub: boundary crossings at the public-private divide’, Geoforum.

(2004) ‘The boundaries of property: lessons from Beatrix Potter’. Canadian Geographer. 48(2), 91-100

(2004). ‘Un-real estate: proprietary space and public gardening’, Antipode 36, 4, 614-641

(2003) ‘Law, property, and the spaces of violence: the frontier, the survey, and the grid’ Annals, Association of American Geographers 93, 1, 121-141

(2002) 'Mud for the land' Public Culture 14, 3, 557-582

(1996) "Shut the province down!" First Nations blockades in British Columbia, 1984-1995' BC Studies III Autumn.