Latest Urban Studies news 16/08/21

Latest Urban Studies news 16/08/21


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16 Aug 2021, 10:10 am

Latest Urban Studies news 16/08/21

New issue out now

The September issue (Volume 58, Issue 12) of Urban Studies Journal is now available online. Read the full issue here.

Articles include:

Housing affordability sets us apart: The effect of rising housing prices on relocation behaviour by Tim Winke

Winke examines the effect of increasing local housing prices on the relocation behaviour of low- and medium income households.


Proximity and the evolving knowledge polycentricity of megalopolitan science: Evidence from China’s Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, 1990–2016 by Haitao Ma, Yingcheng Li, Xiaodong Huang

New study from Ma et al focuses on measuring and explaining the evolving knowledge polycentricity of the science system of China’s Greater Bay Area.


Read the full September issue here.


Latest articles on OnlineFirst

Mind the rent gap: Blackstone, housing investment and the reordering of urban rent surfaces by Brett Christophers

Latest article from Christophers argues that the urban rent gap is a paradoxical phenomenon.


Spatial spillover effects of crime on private investment at nearby micro-places by Arthur Acolin, Rebecca J. Walter, Marie Skubak Tilyer, Johanna Lacoe, Raphael Bostic

Acolin et al investigate the relationship between crime and private investment at nearby micro-places in US cities from 2008-2018.


Working the urban assemblage: a transnational study of transforming practices

Blog post by Catherine Durose, Mark van Ostaijen, Merlijn van Hulst, Oliver Escobar and Annika Agger

How can cities be transformed? Cross-national research in Amsterdam, Birmingham, Copenhagen and Glasgow shows vision, nurturing resources, a sense of belonging and purpose, and being creative makes a difference.

Read the full article here.


New reviews on Urban Blog

Making Cities Global book cover

Book review: Making Cities Global: The Transnational Turn in Urban History reviewed by Jialin Shi

“The biggest reward from reading Making Cities Global is that planning students or related researchers will definitely benefit enormously from learning the roles of the local governments’ in urban planning and renewal movements while for city developers and transmigrants, they ought to take urban poor interests into consideration and prioritise their concerns during the course of urbanised evolution.”

Read more book reviews on the Urban Studies blog.


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


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