Latest updates on Urban Studies

Latest updates on Urban Studies


First Published:

10 Sep 2018, 12:00 am

Latest updates on Urban Studies

Latest articles on OnlineFirst:

Parental migration and young migrants’ wages in urban China: An exploratory analysis by Lidan Lyu and Yu Chen

What are the long-term effects of parental migration on children’s human capital accumulation, skill development and employment? Evidence from the 2011 Chinese Migrant Dynamics Monitoring Survey.


Between authoritarian governance and urban citizenship: Tree-felling protests in Hanoi by John Gillespie and Quang Hung Nguyen

Social media as a space where urban citizenship can evolve, disseminate and influence the state: Insights from tree-felling protests in Hanoi.


Book reviews now available on Urban Blog:


The Creative Destruction of New York City: Engineering the City for the Elite

Authored by Alessandro Busà and reviewed by Catalina Neculai

“Located in an exceptional laboratory of urbanisation and urban research (Mollenkopf and Castells, 1991: 5), Alessandro Busà’s book The Creative Destruction of New York City: Engineering the City for the Elite is a noteworthy and much-needed addition to the geography of gentrification.”


Authored by John Joe Schlichtman,Jason Patch & Marc Lamont Hill and reviewed by Aysegul Can

“This is a very interesting piece of work that is likely to draw some attention and may even create some controversy in the gentrification studies circle.”


Latest urban news:

Call for Papers “Social Movements and the Right to the City”: Council for European Studies, Social Movements Research Network Pre-Conference, 18-19 June 2019, Madrid, Spain.

This pre-conference focuses on urban contentious actors that are fighting for the right to the city from different perspectives. Its goal is to open an interdisciplinary dialogue which can contribute to improving our understanding of social movements and urban dynamics and their interconnections. Empirical and theoretical papers which can help us understand the various forms of struggle for the right to the city are invited. For further details contact: [email protected]


Call for Papers “Street Vending and the Dynamics of Modern Urbanization”: IZO Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies Research Workshop, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, 24-23 November 2018.

Bringing together various experts, the workshop is oriented towards publication to voice the new findings and contributions in a special issue on street vending in a peer-reviewed journal. For further details contact: [email protected]


Job Opportunity – Research Assistant at Centre for Urban Research on Austerity at De Montfort University Leicester (permanent part-time post)

CURA is seeking a part-time Research assistant to work with the Centre Director, Professor Jonathan Davies. The successful candidate will support Professor Davies in a range of activities: managing the CURA online media profile, organising meetings and events and conducting fieldwork. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Urban Studies, Governance, Public Policy or a related subject. To discuss the post, contact Professor Davies: [email protected]