Editors’ Featured Articles

Read this quarter's Editors’ Featured Articles, which are available free access on a temporary basis.

Each year, Urban Studies publishes around 180 articles advancing the field of urban knowledge. To further promote and facilitate the work of urban scholars we have now introduced Editors’ Featured Articles, which will be accessible via the Urban Studies Online website.

Editors’ Featured Articles makes popular and significant articles that have been recently published available to access for free on a temporary basis. In addition, selective papers that are not yet in print but connect with the subject matter of these articles in interesting ways will also be available on a temporary free access basis via the website. Featured articles will be updated every quarter.

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Urbanism and happiness: A test of Wirth’s theory of urban life

Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn, Joan Maya Mazelis

What does poverty feel like? Urban inequality and the politics of sensation 

by Rivke Jaffe, Eveline Dürr, Gareth A Jones, Alessandro Angelini, Alana Osbourne, Barbara Vodopivec

Scaling-up low-carbon urban initiatives: Towards a better understanding

by Didi van Doren, Peter PJ Driessen, Hens Runhaar, Mendel Giezen

Circular cities

by Joanna Williams

Africa’s new cities: The contested future of urbanisation

by Femke van Noorloos, Marjan Kloosterboer

Disambiguating the southern urban critique: Propositions, pathways and possibilities for a more global urban studies

by Mary Lawhon, Yaffa Truelove