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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In search of the Smart Citizen: Republican and cybernetic citizenship in the smart city

Dorien Zandbergen and Justus Uitermark

Drawing on an Amsterdam smart city project Zandbergen and Uitermark show how it mobilises both republican and cybernetic citizenship, each assuming different logics regarding how citizens negotiate urban life by means of data and sensing technologies.


Interstitiality in the smart city: More than top-down and bottom-up smartness

Ryan Burns

Burns and Welker draw on a 5-year study in Calgary, Alberta, examining two actor groups that play an important role in envisioning, implementing and contesting how 'smartness' is framed.


Residential segregation and perceptions of social integration in Shanghai, China

Lin Liu, Youqin Huang and Wenhong Zhang

Testing the effect of individual and community level variables on perception of social integration in Shanghai.


Residential segregation of migrants: Disentangling the intersectional and multiscale segregation of migrants in Shijiazhuang, China

Gwilym Owen, Yu Chen, Timothy Birabi, Gwilym Pryce, Hui Song and Bifeng Wang

Findings in Owen et al’s paper emphasise the imperative to decompose intersectional segregation into its constituent parts, a task recently made possible by developments in multilevel modelling.


Changes in residential satisfaction after home relocation: A longitudinal study in Beijing, China

Fenglong Wang and Donggen Wang

What are the outcomes of residential relocation in terms of residential satisfaction?


Can residents regain their community relations after resettlement? Insights from Shanghai

Zheng Wang, Jie Shen and Xiang Luo

Wange et al investigate whether residents have been able to regain their sense of belonging and neighbourliness after being resettled in urban China.