Latest Urban Studies news 13/07/21

Latest Urban Studies news 13/07/21


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13 Jul 2021, 9:41 am

Latest Urban Studies news 13/07/21

New issue out now

The August issue (Volume 58, Issue 10) of Urban Studies Journal is now available online. Articles include: 

The future of the city centre: Urbanisation, transformation and resilience – a tale of two Newcastle cities by Robert J Rogerson and Bob Giddings

Rogerson and Giddings attempt to initiate deeper analysis and dialogue about the future of the urban core.


Welfare migration or migrant selection? Social insurance participation and rural migrants’ intentions to seek permanent urban settlement in China by Shenghua Xie, Juan Chen, Veli-Matti Ritakallio and Xiangming Leng

Xie et al examine the ways in which social insurance affects the urban-settlement intentions of rural migrants in China


Read the full issue here.


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Not diverse enough? Displacement, diversity discourse, and commercial gentrification in Santa Ana, California, a majority-Mexican city by Carolina Sarmiento

Sarmiento uses Santa Ana, California, as a case study to understand the relationship between diversity and commercial gentrification.


‘It’s part of our community, where we live’: Urban heritage and children’s sense of place by Lucy Grimshaw, Lewis Mates

Grimshaw and Mates explores how children engage with learning about local mining history and the impact of place-based pedagogy.

Read the accompanying blog post here.


Choreographing atmospheres in Copenhagen: Processes and positions between home and public by Mikkel Bille, Bettina Hauge

Bille and Hauge explore how people choreograph spaces to feel in particular ways through material objects and intangible phenomena like light and sound.


Land use disadvantages in Germany: A matter of ethnic income inequalities? By Stefan Jünger

Latest study from Jünger provides evidence that certain indicators create distributional injustices in Germany.

Read the accompanying blog post here.


EVENT: Presencing and publishing Urban Studies from Africa

Many urban studies journals publish few articles from African-based scholars: how can this be changed? An open online panel discussion on “Presencing and publishing Urban Studies from Africa”, will be held on Friday 16 July, 2pm to 3.30pm CET as part of the RC21 annual conference ‘Sensing and Shaping the City’. For further details and to register please visit eventbrite.



  • Edgar Pieterse (founding director of the African Centre for Cities (ACC); Professor of Urban Policy, University of Cape Town)
  • Saheed Aderinto (founder, Lagos Studies Association; Professor of African History at Western Carolina University)
  • Nadine Machikou (editor, Politique Africaine; Professor of political science at the University of Yaoundé)
  • Kingsley Madueke (Centre for Conflict Management & Peace Studies, University of Jos, Nigeria; PhD University of Amsterdam)



  • Vanessa Watson (Global South editor of Urban Studies; Emerita Professor of City Planning in the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics and a founder member of the African Centre for Cities)
  • Liza Weinstein (Editor, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (ijurr); Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Sociology and Anthropology Department at Northeastern University)
  • Nik Theodore (Interventions editor of the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research and past editor of Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography; Professor and Head of the Department of Urban Planning and Policy, as well as the Director of the Center for Urban Economic Development, at the University of Illinois Chicago)


Books available for review

If you are interested in reviewing a book for Urban Studies, please check the list of books available for review here before getting in touch with our Book Reviews Editor, Dr Lazaros Karaliotas


If you would like to promote an upcoming event or job opportunity related to the field of urban studies or submit a book review or blog post responding to one of our articles for consideration, please get in touch via the Contact Us page.