Latest Urban Studies news 11/04/22

Latest Urban Studies news 11/04/22


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11 Apr 2022, 10:15 am

Latest Urban Studies news 11/04/22

Latest articles on OnlineFirst

Hukou as benefits: Demand for hukou and wages in China by Samantha A Vortherms and Gordon G Liu

New study from Vortherms and Liu on the impact of China’s hukou system, looking at migrant workers’ willingness-to-pay for local citizenship.


Order and openness in community-driven urban initiatives: Insights from a ‘spot-fix’ by Jacob Vakkayil

Results from Vakkayil’s latest study on DIY urban initiatives indicates certain key factors that facilitate the balance of order and openness in communitiy-driven projects.


Latest posts on Urban Studies Blog

Migrant Worker Recreational Centres, Accidental Diversities and New Relationalities in Singapore

Blog post by Daniel P.S. Goh and Andrew Lee

New blog post by Goh and Lee shows how such accidental diversities could lead to new relationalities and potentially reimagine urban futures.

Read the accompanying article on OnlineFirst here.


Translating the nation through the sustainable, liveable city: The role of social media intermediaries in immigrant integration in Copenhagen

Blog post by Tatiana Fogelman and Julia Christensen

New blog post by Fogelman and Christensen examines how migrant bloggers in Copenhagen reinforce expectations of green citizenship when translating their urban know-how to other migrants.

Read the accompanying article on OnlineFirst here.


New book reviews on Urban Studies Blog

Slow Cities book cover

Book review: Slow Cities – Conquering our Speed Addiction for Health and Sustainability

reviewed by Paulo Anciaes

“The ideas developed in this book are timely and consistent with an emerging paradigm where cities are designed for people (not for vehicles), with the aim of improving health, wellbeing, sustainability, liveability and accessibility (rather than just mobility).”

Subaltern Geographies book cover

Book review: Subaltern Geographies

reviewed by Claudia Seldin

“Overall, the book is an excellent source for those seeking to be introduced to different perspectives on the topic of subalternity, although most of its contributions ironically come from scholars based in the so-called ‘Global North’, a fact which could be examined by contemporary thinkers claiming for the decolonisation of knowledge production.”

Read more book reviews on the Urban Studies blog.


Books available for review

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