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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African urbanisation at the confluence of informality and climate change

Brandon Marc Finn and Patrick Brandful Cobbinah

In this Debates paper, Finn and Cobbinah propose that climate change poses challenges to the practice of iinformality and its contemporary theorisation, within the context of African urbanisation.


Towards a multi-scalar reading of informality in Delft, South Africa: Weaving the ‘everyday’ with wider structural tracings

Liza Rose Cirolia and Suraya Scheba

Everyday practices and structural logics: a multi-scalar reading of informality in Delft, South Africa.


Public space on the move: Mediating mobility, stillness and encounter on a Cape Town bus

Bradley Rink

This special issue paper highlights the myriad ways that urban public space on the move is mediated, negotiated and controlled through rules of conduct.


Segregation, mobility and encounters in Jerusalem: The role of public transport infrastructure in connecting the ‘divided city’

Jonathan Rokem and Laura Vaughan

How is urban segregation shaped and transformed by Jerusalem’s public transport network?


Do cities enable caring-with men? An ordinary politics of urban care

Nico Canoy

This critical commentary unpacks how men are understood as subjects of urban care.


Introduction: Urban friendship networks: Affective negotiations and potentialities of care

Laavanya Kathiravelu and Tim Bunnell

Initiating a deeper focus on friendship as a relational modality that characterises urban interactions.