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26th Nov 2018

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From multi-utility to cross-utilities: The challenges of cross-sectoral entrepreneurial strategies in a German city by Daniel Florentin

This article is part of the forthcoming Special Issue: Interfacing infrastructure in cities: Politics and spatialities of the urban nexus.

Does a more sustainable development of cities and their technical networked infrastructures require cross-sectoral projects? This article critically discusses ideas of integration and cross-sectoral dynamics, arguing that they are not a panacea.


Unruly bodies and dangerous spaces: Masculinity and the geography of ‘dreadful enclosures’ by Linda McDowell and Anna Harris

‘Are young men stigmatised by their association with certain #PublicSpaces? And does this in turn affect the image and use of these spaces by other residents?’ This article reflects on the consequences of living on a ‘disreputable’ local authority estate.


Book reviews now available on Urban Blog

Book Review - Transit Life: How Commuting is Transforming Our Cities

Authored by David Bissell and reviewed by Debbie Hopkins

"Bissell offers a detailed, nuanced, theoretically robust and empirically rich analysis of commuting in Sydney, Australia. By focusing on one city, the book is able to offer the types of details that enable the complexity of everyday urban life not only to come through, but to become central to the stories being told."


Latest urban news

Call for Papers: Violence Space + The Archives, National University of Ireland Galway, 23-24 May 2019.

The National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) invites paper submissions from across the disciplinary spectrum for a conference on ‘Violence, Space and the Archives’ to examine the challenges and possibilities presented by archival work that interrogates the imbrications of violence and space.

Please send abstracts of 250-300 words, along with name and affiliation and a short bio (100 words) to [email protected] by 21 January 2019.

Further details available here.


Call for Participants: Creative Methods for Researching Urban Infrastructures Workshop, Thursday 28 and Friday 29 March 2019, The University of Manchester

The “Creative Methods for Researching Urban Infrastructures” workshop seeks to explore methods of inquiry that disrupt, challenge, and expand dominant modes of understanding urban infrastructures. The workshop will provide postgraduate and early career researchers with the opportunity to identify, develop, and test creative and innovative methods for analysing urban infrastructural systems. To apply, complete this form by Friday 7 December 2018. All applicants will be notified by 19 December 2018.

For more information please check the event website or contact Kate Stokes or Torik Holmes


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