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Identification and Quantification of Urban Space in India: Defining Urban Macro-Structures

Blog by Joan Perez, Giovanni Fusco and François Moriconi-Ebrard

20th September 2018

Blog identifying and quantifying current levels of urbanisation in India: a new methodology maximising the ... Read More

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Book review - The Dead City: Urban Ruins and the Spectacle of Decay

Authored by Paul Dobraszczyk and reviewed by Pablo Arboleda

19th September 2018

Book review of The Dead City: Urban Ruins and the Spectacle of Decay (Paul Dobraszczyk) ... Read More

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An empirical approach to urban land monopoly: A case study of Barranquilla, Colombia

Blog by Nestor Garza and Colin Lizieri

18th September 2018

Blog that explores spatial and temporal land price changes to separate the “pure” effect of ... Read More

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Housing Tenure of Immigrants and Children of Immigrants in France

Blog by Arthur Acolin

14th September 2018

Blog exploring if France can develop targeted policies to address the homeownership gap for children ... Read More

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Imagining the future suburb

Blog by Cameron Johnson, Tom Baker and Francis L. Collins

13th September 2018

Blog exploring imaginations of post-suburbia: Suburban change and imaginative practices in Auckland, New Zealand Read More

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Causes of urbanisation and counter-urbanisation in Zambia: Natural population increase or migration?

Blog by Owen Crankshaw and Jacqueline Borel-Saladin

12th September 2018

Blog addressing urbanisation and counter-urbanisation causes in Zambia by examining employment trends: from economic decline, ... Read More

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Book review - Gentrifier

Authored by John Joe Schlichtman, Jason Patch & Marc Lamont Hill and reviewed by Aysegul Can

12th September 2018

Book review of Gentrifier (John Joe Schlichtman, Jason Patch & Marc Lamont Hill) reviewed by ... Read More

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Between Authoritarian Governance and Urban Citizenship: Tree-Felling Protests in Hanoi

Blog by John Gillespie and Nguyen Hung Quang

7th September 2018

Blog exploring how tree-felling protests disrupted the Hanoi's government’s expectations about who can participate in ... Read More

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Book review - The Creative Destruction of New York City: Engineering the City for the Elite

Authored by Alessandro Busà and reviewed by Catalina Neculai

5th September 2018

Book review of The Creative Destruction of New York City: Engineering the City for the ... Read More

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Book review - City Unsilenced: Urban Resistance and Public Space in the Age of Shrinking Democracy

Edited by Jeffrey Hou & Sabine Knierbein and reviewed by Naomi Adiv

31st August 2018

Book review of City Unsilenced: Urban Resistance and Public Space in the Age of Shrinking ... Read More

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Book review symposium - Key Thinkers on Cities

Edited by Regan Koch and Alan Latham and reviewed by Heather McLean, CS Ponder, Felipe Magalhães and Lauren Wagner

29th August 2018

Four commentaries on Key Thinkers on Cities Read More

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Immigration and House Prices under Various Regional Economic Structures in England and Wales

Blog by Jiazhe Zhu

24th August 2018

Blog exploring the housing practices of immigrants in England and Wales in different types of ... Read More

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‘Pray for Transit’: Seeking Transportation Justice in Metropolitan Atlanta

Blog by Alex Karner and Richard Duckworth

23rd August 2018

A blog exploring transportation Justice in Metropolitan Atlanta Read More

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The potential of the urban data revolution for research on cities

Blog by Daniel Arribas-Bel

21st August 2018

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Book review - Austerity and Democracy in Athens: Crisis and Community in Exarchia

Authored by Monia Cappuccini and reviewed by Georgia Alexandri

20th August 2018

Book Review of Austerity and Democracy in Athens: Crisis and Community in Exarchia Read More

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Book Review - New Urban Worlds: Inhabiting Dissonant Times

Authored by AM Simone & E Pieterse and reviewed by William Monteith

1st August 2018

Book Review of New Urban Worlds: Inhabiting Dissonant Times (Simone and Pieterse) Read More

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Understanding the role of life events on residential mobility for low-income, subsidised households

Blog by Ruoniu Wang, Rebecca Walter, Abdulnaser Arafat and Jie Song

22nd June 2018

Blog post examining the relationship between life events and residential mobility for low-income families in ... Read More

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Spatial structure and labor productivity: Evidence from prefectures in China

Blog by Wan Li, Bindong Sun and Tinglin Zhang

6th June 2018

A blog examining evidence for the role morphological monocentricity plays in enhancing productivity in China Read More

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The illicit side of urban development: Corruption and organised crime in the field of urban planning

Blog by Francesco Chiodelli

16th May 2018

A blog on corruption in the planning domain and the illicit side of urban development Read More

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Mixed neighbourhoods and native out-mobility in the Oslo region: the importance of parenthood

Blog by Terje Wessel and Viggo Nordvik

9th May 2018

Are native parents in the Oslo area prone to leave neighbourhoods with a high share ... Read More

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Diversity and migrant enterprise: beyond the economic dividend

Blog by Trevor Jones, Monder Ram, María Villares-Varela

30th April 2018

A blog exploring how migrant entrepreneurs contribute to economic development. Read More

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Re-assembling sustainable food cities: An exploration of translocal governance and its multiple agencies

Blog by Dr. Ana Moragues-Faus

25th April 2018

A blog exploring the transformative potential of translocalism in the food system: the UK Sustainable ... Read More

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A conversation about land rent, financialisation and housing

Book reviews with Manuel B Aalbers and Anne Haila

23rd March 2018

Manuel B Aalbers and Anne Haila discuss their respective recent books, 'The Financialization of Housing: ... Read More

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‘Nice apartments, no jobs’: how former villagers experienced displacement and resettlement in the western suburbs of Shanghai

Blog by Yanpeng Jiang, Paul Waley and Sara González

2nd March 2018

A blog exploring how former villagers experienced displacement and resettlement in the western suburbs of ... Read More

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Roadmaps to utopia: tales of the smart city

Blog by Alan-Miguel Valdez, Matthew Cook and Stephen Potter

13th February 2018

A blog building on previous work looking at various sustainable innovation experiments deployed in an ... Read More

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The Built Environment and Trip Chaining Behavior Revisited: The Joint Effects of the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem and Tour Purpose

Blog by Liya Yang, Lingqian Hu and Zhenbo Wang

9th February 2018

A blog revisiting the built environment and trip chaining behaviour: the joint effects of the ... Read More

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Addressing the determinants of built-up expansion and densification processes at the regional scale

Blog by Ahmed Mustafa, Anton Van Rompaey, Mario Cools, Ismaïl Saadi and Jacques Teller

7th February 2018

A blog addressing the determinants of built-up expansion and densification processes at the regional scale. Read More

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Shrinking metropolitan area: Costly homeownership and slow spatial shrinkage

Blog by Masatomo Suzuki and Yasushi Asami

31st January 2018

A blog on costly homeownership and slow spatial shrinkage. Read More

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Embodied geographies of liveability and urban parks

Blog by Gordon Waitt

1st December 2017

A blog on embodied geographies of liveability and urban parks. Read More

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Urban Shrinkage Is Not Just a Phase… And That’s OK

Blog by Maxwell D. Hartt

20th November 2017

A blog exploring urban shrinkage Read More

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Neighborhoods, local networks, and the non-linear path of the expiration and preservation of federal rental subsidies

Blog by Kathryn Howell

10th November 2017

A blog exploring neighborhoods, local networks, and the non-linear path of the expiration and preservation ... Read More

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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

A blog on the far right and the city. Read More

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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

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Gentrification 1.0: Urban Transformations in Late-Nineteenth-Century Berlin

Blog by Philipp Reick

20th September 2017

A blog on how contemporary theories of gentrification improve our understanding of past urban change. Read More

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Thinking through heterogeneous infrastructure configurations

Blog by Mary Lawhon

1st September 2017

A blog on heterogeneous infrastructure configurations Read More

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Exclusion as Urban Policy: The Dutch ‘Act on Extraordinary Measures for Urban Problems’

Blog by Wouter van Gent et al.

29th August 2017

The Rotterdam Act forbids certain groups of poor residents from moving into particular neighborhoods. This ... Read More

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Two hearts and a loan? Mortgages, employment insecurity and earnings among young couples in six European countries

Blog by Giulia M. Dotti Sani, Claudia Acciai

18th August 2017

A blog on home ownership in Europe Read More

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Car Dependence and Housing Affordability: An Emerging Social Deprivation Issue in London?

Blog by Mengqiu Cao and Robin Hickman

15th August 2017

This paper investigates the combined problem of high car dependence and housing affordability – as ... Read More

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Tenure change in London’s suburbs: Spreading gentrification or suburban upscaling?

Blog by Alan Mace, Antoine Paccoud

11th August 2017

This article looks at the distribution of social upscaling across London linked to changes in ... Read More

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Work, Technology, The City, Violence

Blog - John Crossan

10th August 2017

A blog on the emerging 4th Industrial Revolution, including robotics, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles. Read More

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Local Regeneration, Work-Based Learning and the Green Global Golden Age

Blog by John Crossan

7th August 2017

Blog post on local Regeneration, Work-Based Learning and the Green Global Golden Age Read More

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