Latest Urban Studies news 11/10/21

Latest Urban Studies news 11/10/21


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11 Oct 2021, 2:37 am

Latest Urban Studies news 11/10/21

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Informal settlements, Covid-19 and sex workers in Kenya by Rahma Hassan, Teela Sanders, Susan Gichuna, Rosie Campbell, Mercy Mutonyi, Peninah Mwangi
This article is part of the forthcoming Special issue: Urban Public Health Emergencies and the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Hassan et al highlight the challenges faced by female sex workers living and working in the urban informal settlements of Nairobi, Kenya, during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The cities we need: Towards an urbanism guided by human needs satisfaction debates paper by Rodrigo Cardoso, Ali Sobhani, Evert Meijers
Cardoso et al ask whether cities deliver satisfiers that make them better able to cater for the full range of human needs to the same degree that they cater for economic needs.


The effects of social housing regeneration schemes on employment: The case of the Glasgow Stock Transfer by Meng Le Zhang, George Galster, David Manley, Gwilym Pryce
Meng Le Zhang et al evaluate the causal effect of the 2003 Stock Transfer on employment in Glasgow.


Transcending path dependencies: Why the study of post-socialist cities needs to capitalise on the discussion on urbanisation in the South (and vice versa) debates paper by Jakub Galuszka
Galuszka argues the first step in overcoming the subaltern positioning of local knowledge is to refocus attention on previously marginalised urban phenomena in this debates paper.


Checkpoint urbanism: Violent infrastructures and border stigmas in the Juárez border region by Ricardo Martén and Camillo Boano
This article is part of the forthcoming Special issue: Infrastructural Stigma and Urban Vulnerability.
Martén and Boano argues that official and criminal checkpoints designed for border-crossing have had a transformative spatial role when considered across the dimensions of infrastructures and urban stigma.

Statecraft on cement: The politics of land-based accumulation in Erdoğan’s Turkey by Melih Yeşilbağ

Findings from Yeşilbağ’s new study underline the need for a fuller understanding of the role of the state in land based accumulation, and point at the urban roots of neoliberal authoritarianism.


Navigating stigma through everyday city-making: Gendered trajectories, politics and outcomes in the periphery of Lima by Adriana Allen

Allen argues that the everday city-making practices of the ‘unsheltered’ are inextricably linked to the politics of bare citizenship.


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