News from Urban Studies

Zhigang Li from Wuhan University discusses social spatial transformation of Chinese space

15th December 2017

watch the vodcast of Professor Zhigang Li, Wuhan University discusses social spatial transformation of Chinese space


The manipulations of time

14th December 2017

The manipulations of time: On the temporal embeddedness of urban insecurity


Shrinking metropolitan area

13th December 2017

Shrinking metropolitan area: Costly homeownership and slow spatial shrinkage


Whose ‘fault’ is it?

12th December 2017

Whose ‘fault’ is it? Becoming homeless in Singapore


Jiawen Yang from Peking University discusses transportation issues in urban China

7th December 2017

watch the vodcast of Professor Jiawen Yang from Peking University as he discusses the challenges of transportation in urban China

Urban News

Drones Proving a Lifeline in Rwanda

15 Dec 2017, 5:16 p.m.


As we face a growing threat of natural disasters, why is the administration chipping away at resilience efforts?

15 Dec 2017, 4:30 p.m.

Efforts to ensure that America is prepared for extreme weather events and climate change are on the chopping block.


Expert Group Meeting on Urban Law approaches held in Sweden

15 Dec 2017, 12:35 p.m.

Stockholm, 15 December 2017 – Hosted by Sida, UN-Habitat organized back-to-back international expert group meetings on urban legislation from 6-8 ...


The PROSPER Act changes the math for student loan borrowers

14 Dec 2017, 5:30 p.m.

A proposal to change the federal student loan program would result in longer repayment terms, especially for low-income borrowers.


How Would Spending on Children be Affected by the Proposed 2018 Budget?

14 Dec 2017, midnight

If the Trump administration’s proposed 2018 budget were to be fully adopted, federal spending on children would be at least ...


Effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Representative Families

14 Dec 2017, midnight

Both the Senate and the House versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) would reduce taxes on average ...


What Workers and Companies Should Know About the Republican Tax Bills

14 Dec 2017, midnight

The House and Senate just passed different versions of proposals to restructure the federal income tax. As of December 12, ...


Children’s education and health programs face deepest cuts in Administration’s budget blueprint

13 Dec 2017, 8:30 p.m.

Children's health programs face a 10 percent or $140 billion cut in the Trump administration's 2018 budget.

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1st December 2017

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Blog by Maxwell D. Hartt

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Capital gains as a driver of housing wealth inequality

Blog by Barend Wind & Lina Hedman

26th October 2017

A blog exploring capital gains as a driver of housing wealth inequality. Read More

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The Monument Debate: A Good Use for Disorder

Blog by John Crossan

29th September 2017

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Beyond Unemployment: Informal Employment and Heterogeneous Motivations for Participating in Street Vending in Present-day China

Blog by Gengzhi Huang, Hong-ou Zhang, Desheng Xue

20th September 2017

A blog on informal employment and heterogeneous motivations for participating in street vending in present-day ... Read More