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25th March 2019

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18th March 2019

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The April Issue of Urban Studies is now available online

12th March 2019

Volume 56 Issue 5 (April 2019) is now available online

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ECPR/EURA PhD Summer School 2019

24 Mar 2019, 5:14 p.m.

All over the world, local authorities are significant players in the provision of public services. In recent decades, decentralization has ...

Re‐scripting Place: Managing Social Class Stigma in a Former Steel‐Making Region

22 Mar 2019, 2:40 p.m.

Abstract Following the closure of the steelworks in Teesside, North‐East England, this paper focuses upon social class inequality and the ...

Deracinated Dispossessions: On the Foreclosures of “Gentrification” in Oakland, CA

22 Mar 2019, 2:38 p.m.

Abstract This paper challenges dominant geographies of urban theory by conceptualising the dynamics of displacement in Oakland through place‐specific histories ...

Welfare Convergence, Bureaucracy, and Moral Distancing at the Food Bank

22 Mar 2019, 2:37 p.m.

Abstract This paper seeks to extend geographic thinking on the changing constitution of the UK welfare state, suggesting the need ...

Not About Land, Not Quite a Grab: Dispersed Dispossession in Rural Russia

22 Mar 2019, 2:36 p.m.

Abstract In most literature in geography and agrarian studies, rural dispossession is neatly related to land rights or access, a ...

CALL FOR PROPOSAL: Flood Resilience in Ulaanbaatar Ger Areas Climate Change Adaptation through community-driven small-scale protective and basic-services interventions

22 Mar 2019, 11:25 a.m.

Ref. No. : AOC/CFP/MON/2019/002 Subject: UN-Habitat ROAP Call for Proposal for Mongolia FRUGA – for Engaging Implementation Partner   The ...

“Fixing” Climate Change by Mortgaging the Future: Negative Emissions, Spatiotemporal Fixes, and the Political Economy of Delay

22 Mar 2019, 11:24 a.m.

Abstract Models suggest that climate change mitigation now depends on negative emissions, i.e. the large‐scale removal of carbon dioxide from ...

As the World Water Day is celebrated, access to water and sanitation is still a human right

22 Mar 2019, 9:08 a.m.

Nairobi, 22 March 2019— As the World Water Day marked today, it is worth noting that all are still striving ...

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Urban Fellows Programme 2019-20

22nd March 2019

The Indian Institute for Human Settlements has launched the Urban Fellows Programme (UFP) 2019-20. 

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Do Gentrifying Neighbourhoods Have Less Community? Evidence from Philadelphia

Blog by Joseph Gibbons, Michael S Barton and Timothy T Reling

20th March 2019

Blog argues for the need to advance research on the association of gentrification with local ... Read More


Four types of urban austerity: public land privatisations in French and Italian cities

Blog by Félix Adisson and Francesca Artioli

19th March 2019

Blog develops an analytical model that tackles this question using the intergovernmental system and local ... Read More


Megaprojects and the limits of ‘green resilience’ in the global South: Two cases from Malaysia and Qatar

Blog by Agatino Rizzo

12th March 2019

Blog argues that if we are to reboot the current planning policies in the South ... Read More


Institutional change and divergent economic resilience: Path development of two resource-depleted cities in China

Blog by Xiaohui Hu and Chun Yang

6th March 2019

Blog exploring different modes of institutional change are useful to explain regionally divergent industrial path ... Read More


Urban Innovation Hotspots: How innovative firms locate within cities

Blog by Christian Rammer, Jan Kinne and Knut Blind

5th March 2019

Blog investigates the microgeographic environment of innovative firms in Berlin. They find that such firms ... Read More


Book review: Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean

Authored by PJ Hudson and reviewed by William Conroy

22nd February 2019

Book review of Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean (PJ Hudson) reviewed ... Read More