Latest Updates on Urban Studies

28th Jan 2019

Editors’ Featured Articles

New Editors' Featured Articles now available free to access here include:

Housing career disparities in urban China: A comparison between skilled migrants and locals in Nanjing by Can Cui

How do skilled migrants’ housing tenure and location change over time? To what extent do these changes differ from those of skilled locals? What factors contribute to the disparities between migrants and locals? Insights from Nanjing.


Locating neighbourhood diversity in the American metropolis by Kyle Walker

What is happening to the geography of metropolitan diversity within US Cities? 


Does urban form matter for innovation productivity? A national multi-level study of the association between neighbourhood innovation capacity and urban sprawl by Shima Hamidi and Ahoura Zandiatashbar

Examining the relationship between urban form (sprawl), other place-based characteristics, and innovation productivity.


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Medium-term cycles and housing: Is regional integration different? by David Gray

Price cycles and price leadership could be related to price levels. With differing price levels as a proxy for sensitivity to financial fluctuations, finance appears to be both promoting housing market integration and, with London, dissimilarity. 


The global infrastructure public-private partnership and the extra-territorial politics of collective provision: The case of regional rail transit in Denver, USA by Andrew EG Jonas, Andrew R Goetz and Sylvia Brady

Jonas, Goetz and Brady draw on a case-study of regional transit in Denver to trace the emergence of the global infrastructure public-private partnership as a novel extra-territorial mechanism for financing and delivering transportation infrastructure.


Circular cities critical commentary by Joanna Williams

Critical commentary investigates “why the current state-of-the-art conceptualisation for circular economy (RESOLVE) is inadequate when applied to a city” and identifies “principles and components lacking from the CE conceptualisation when applied to a city”.


The political economy of transit value capture: The changing business model of the MTRC in Hong Kong by Natacha Aveline-Dubach and Guillaume Blandeau

This article argues that the balance of power within the Hong Kong’s growth coalition has changed the Mass Transit Railway Corporation’s business model, prompting a shift from the development of new real estate projects to the management of existing assets.


Victims of their own (definition of) success: Urban discourse and expert knowledge production in the Liveable City debates paper by Jenny McArthur and Enora Robin

“Liveability discourse has exerted and maintained stronger discursive power to undermine urban livelihoods than to improve them, due to the phenomena and qualities that it conceals.”


Book reviews now available on Urban Blog

The Paradox of Repression and Nonviolent Movements book cover

Book review - The Paradox of Repression and Nonviolent Movements

Edited by Lester R Kurtz & Lee A Smithey and reviewed by Kristi Andrasik

"Kurtz and Smithey’s carefully-constructed The Paradox of Repression and Nonviolent Movements is undoubtedly poised to become a staple in the libraries of peace and nonviolence scholars - particularly those interested in international approaches."


Latest urban news

RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2019 - Society in London andImperial College London 27 - 30 August 2019.

The deadline for all submissions to the conference programme (organised sessions, papers or posters) is Friday 15 February 2019. Visit the website for further details.


Urban Roots of Creative Black Culture: Gender, Music and the Body - 26 February 2019, Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham

Registration is now open (free to attend) - click here to register. For enquiries contact Dr Pat Noxolo.


RC-21 @Delhi - In and Beyond the City: Emerging Ontologies, Persistent Challenges and Hopeful Futures - 18 - 21 September 2019, India Habitat Centre, Delhi

The deadline for abstracts has been extended to January 31, 2019. Visit the website for further details:


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