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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Is compact city livable? The impact of compact versus sprawled neighbourhoods on neighbourhood satisfaction

Kostas Mouratidis

How density, public transport, accessibility, mixed land use affect residents’ satisfaction.

Politicising the debate on urban sprawl: The case of the Lyon metropolitan region

Eric Charmes, Max Rousseau and Maryame Amarouche

Charmes, Rousseau and Amarouche shows how and why urban compaction can be perceived as a burden or a resource in Lyon, depending on the sub-metropolitan territories concerned.

Gentrification, transnational gentrification and touristification in Seville, Spain

Jaime Jover and Ibán Díaz-Parra

Through the examination of transformations, Jover and Díaz-Parra conclude that transnational gentrification and touristification are new urban strategies and practices to revalorise real estate and appropriate urban surplus in unique urban areas.

Towards an icon model of gentrification: Global capitalism, policing, and the struggle for iconic spaces in Mexico City

Joshua McDermott

McDermott explores gentrification in Mexico City to shed light on the “icon model of gentrification”: the economic, cultural, and political practices that shape the creation, commercialisation, and maintenance of iconic architectural and cultural spaces.

The diversity of North American shrinking cities

Maxwell Hartt

How globalisation alters population trajectories: Evidence from the 100 largest American cities.

Shrinking cities: Implications for planning cultures?

Karina Pallagst, René Fleschurz, Svenja Nothof, Tetsuji Uemura

Pallagst et al comparatively investigate changes in planning cultures in view of shrinking cities in the USA, Germany and Japan.