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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The socialities of everyday urban walking and the ‘right to the city’

by Jennie Middleton

Does walking encourage social mixing and community cohesion?

Unequal urban rights: Critical reflections on property and urban citizenship

Ditte Brøgger

What can property, landownership and housing contribute to our understanding of urban citizenship? The urban as an arena for the negotiation of rights.

Planning centrality, market instruments: Governing Chinese urban transformation under state entrepreneurialism

Fulong Wu

How are planning centrality/market instruments made coherent in political economic structures of post-reform China? 

Altruism or entrepreneurialism? The co-evolution of green place branding and policy tourism in Växjö, Sweden

Ida Andersson, Laura James

Policy tourism and the development of environmental policies and branding practices in “the greenest city in Europe”.

Revealing centrality in the spatial structure of cities from human activity patterns

Chen Zhong, Markus Schläpfer, Stefan Müller Arisona, Michael Batty, Carlo Ratti, Gerhard Schmitt

By rethinking recent debates about polycentricity and motivated by the growing availability of human activity data, this paper proposes a new measure of locational centrality.

The analysis of residential sorting trends: Measuring disparities in socio-spatial mobility

Tal Modai-Snir, Pnina Plaut

This Methodological Paper develops a methodological framework designated to explore how changing mobility patterns translate into temporal and scale variations in residential sorting.