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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Flows in formation: The global-urban networks of climate change adaptation

by Kian Goh

Goh traces the multiscalar connections through which capital, knowledge, and influence flow in urban climate change adaptation: the global links of Dutch water expertise, and tracing relationships within and between Rotterdam, New York and Jakarta.

From sustainable urbanism to climate urbanism

by Joshua Long, Jennifer L Rice

A critical lens to evaluate the merits of climate urbanism and to interrogate its potential outcomes.

The obesity epidemic and the metropolitan-scale built environment: Examining the health effects of polycentric development

by Jiawen Yang, Peiling Zhou

Yang and Zhou document the impact of metropolitan-scale built environment characteristics, like polycentricity, on obesity levels through a multi-level path analysis: living in a relatively polycentric region is significantly associated with lower obesity.

Extended urbanisation and the spatialities of infectious disease: Demographic change, infrastructure and governance

by Creighton Connolly, Roger Keil, S. Harris Ali

Debates paper calls for future research on the spatialities of health and disease to examine how extended urbanisation may influence possible outbreaks of infectious disease.

Unpacking the new urban food agenda: The changing dynamics of global governance in the urban age

by Roberta Sonnino, Helen Coulson

What ‘kind’ of urban age food politics are being promoted, by whom and for whom in the international political milieu of the ‘post-Quito’ development discourse? 

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

by Ana Moragues-Faus, Roberta Sonnino

Do translocal initiatives have the capacity to reconfigure the food governance context?