Editors’ Featured Articles

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Centring the periphery in urban studies: Notes towards a research agenda on peripheral centralities

Nicholas A Phelps, Paul J Maginn, and Roger Keil

In this critical commentary paper, Phelps, Maginn, and Keil move beyond a typology of suburban centres to depict peripheral centrality in terms of their pervasiveness. 

COVID-19 and urban informality: Exploring the implications of the pandemic for the politics of planning and inequality

Gavin Shatkin, Vivek Mishra, and Maria Khristine Alvarez

This debates paper from Shatkin, Mishra and Alvarez develops a framework for analysing planning approaches that address contemporary pandemic risk.