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Cities, Racialized Poverty, and Infrastructures of Possibility

20 Jan 2020, 10:28 a.m.

Abstract This essay argues that the study of urban poverty is too often characterised by the disappearance of specific people ...


We Need a Loud and Fractious Poor

20 Jan 2020, 10:28 a.m.

Abstract This article explores the political consequences of four decades of consistent humiliation of the poor by the most authoritative ...


Follow the Thing: Data

13 Jan 2020, 8:54 p.m.

Abstract This research starts its journey from a video that failed to be published during the 2009 uprising in Iran. ...


Reading for Difference in the Archives of Tropical Geography: Imagining An(Other) Economic Geography for Beyond the Anthropocene

13 Jan 2020, 8 p.m.

Abstract This paper is based on the 2016 Neil Smith Lecture presented at St Andrews University. It honours the work ...


The Role of Regulations in the Spanish Housing Dispossession Crisis: Towards Dispossession by Regulations?

13 Jan 2020, 9:08 a.m.

Abstract This paper explores the role of regulations and economic policies implemented in post‐crisis Spain in boosting a housing dispossession ...


Queering Development? The Unsettling Geographies of South–South Cooperation

13 Jan 2020, 9:08 a.m.

Abstract This paper deploys queer theory as a way of approaching South–South Cooperation (SSC). It examines the ways in which ...


Modern Slavery and Freedom: Exploring Contradictions through Labour Scandals in the Thai Fisheries

13 Jan 2020, 9:08 a.m.

Abstract This paper examines the modern anti‐slavery movement through the lens of the slavery scandal in Thailand’s fisheries sector. The ...


Precarious Territory: Property Law, Housing, and the Socio‐Spatial Order

13 Jan 2020, 9:08 a.m.

Abstract Most of us access shelter over land over which other people have legally sanctioned dominant interests and powers, creating ...

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Rigour and Rigour Mortis? Planning, calculative rationality, and forces of stability and change

Blog by Iain White

23rd January 2020

New findings unsettle the planner and planning policy as the key agent able to change ... Read More

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Book review: Urban Political Ecology in the Anthropo-obscene: Interruptions and Possibilities

edited by Henrik Ernstson & Erik Swyngedouw and reviewed by Enora Robin

22nd January 2020

Book review of Urban Political Ecology in the Anthropo-obscene: Interruptions and Possibilities (Henrik Ernstson & ... Read More

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Latest Urban Studies news 20/1/20

20th January 2020

Updates from Urban Studies journal and the latest urban news Read More

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Greening: An innovative strategy for crime reduction

Blog by Jesenia M. Pizarro, Richard C. Sadler, Jason Goldstick, Brandon Turchan, Edmund F. McGarrell, Marc A. Zimmerman

17th January 2020

Pizarro et al assert that more greening lowers the crime rate within neighbourhoods. Read More

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How did Cape Town become the Silicon Cape of Africa?

Blog by Andrea Pollio

14th January 2020

New blog on Making the silicon cape of Africa: Tales, theories and the narration of ... Read More

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Book review symposium: The New Enclosure: The Appropriation of Public Land in Neoliberal Britain

by Brett Christophers and reviewed by Kelly Kay, Alex Marsh, Laurence Murphy and Susan Smith, with author response by Brett Christophers

10th January 2020

Book review symposium of The New Enclosure: The Appropriation of Public Land in Neoliberal Britain ... Read More