Latest Urban Studies news 18/05/20

Latest Urban Studies news 18/05/20


First Published:

18 May 2020, 12:15 pm

Latest Urban Studies news 18/05/20

Urban Studies Aims and Scope

Read the journals updated Aims and Scope here.


Call for Papers: Special Issue of Urban Studies


Urban Studies Journal is calling for paper submissions for a special issue that theoretically and/or empirically examine COVID-19 and other pandemics as urban public health emergencies. The special issue will compile a series of contributions which will improve our understanding of the new and emerging relationships between urbanization and infectious disease. Five broad themes have been identified as framing topics of interest although other substantive urban issues will be considered.

Details available here.


Latest articles on OnlineFirst

Riverfront as a re-territorialising arena of urban governance: Territorialisation and folding of the Xindian River in Taipei metropolis by Chih-Hung Wang, Yu-Ting Kao and Jo-Tzu Huang

New study from Kao et al foregrounds the riverfront as a re-territorialising arena of urban governance in Taipei, Taiwan.


Conceptualising modes of redistribution in public urban infrastructure by Ilan Wiesel and Fanqi Liu

Wiesel and Liu distinguish between five modes of redistribution in the allocation of funding for public urban infrastructure.


‘Peasants are peasants’: Prejudice against displaced villagers in newly-built urban neighbourhoods in China  by Huimin Du, Jing Song and Si-ming Li

New study from Du, Song and Li highlights the structural causes of prejudice in urban neighbourhoods in Yinchuan, China.


Travel guides, urban spatial imaginaries and LGBTQ+ activism: The case of Damron guides by Larry Knopp and Michael Brown

This article is part of the forthcoming Special issue: Placing LGBTQ+ urban activisms

Knopp and Brown focus on LGBTQ+ travel guides in North America as forms and facilitators of activism.


The impact of state-owned enterprises on the employment growth of manufacturing in Chinese cities: Evidence from economic census microdata by Liang Zheng 

New article by Zheng provides new evidence about dynamic externalities theory.  


Community interactions and sanitation use by the urban poor: Survey evidence from India’s slums by YuJung Julia Lee and Tiffany Radcliff

Lee and Radcliff identify social interactions that serve as information channels that promote public latrine use in India’s slums in their latest study. 


Conceptualising and measuring the location of work: Work location as a probability space by Richard Shearmur

Shearmur shows how employment location can be operationalised as a probability space.