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17th Sep 2018

New issue out now

Volume 55 Issue 13, October 2018 of Urban Studies journal is now available online here


Latest articles on OnlineFirst

Neighbourhood social conduits and resident social cohesion by Rebecca Wickes, Renee Zahnow, Jonathan Corcoran and John R Hipp

Does the concentration of social conduits or the diversity of land use matter most for social cohesion?


Land in urban debates: Unpacking the grab–development dichotomy critical commentary by Femke van Noorloos, Christien Klaufus and Griet Steel

Three arguments to disentangle the land grab development dichotomy: a. the sequential chain of effects of displacement; b. the ambivalent roles and contradictory interests of different actors; and c. the three-dimensional aspects of land development.


The smart grid as commons: Exploring alternatives to infrastructure financialisation by Stephen Hall, Andrew E. G. Jonas, Simon Shepherd and Zia Wadud

This article is part of the forthcoming Special issue: Funding, financing and governing urban infrastructure.

Are urban commons based models of urban infrastructure ownership more compatible with urban sustainability? An analysis of the emerging landscape of electricity regulation and e-mobility in the UK.


‘Freelance isn’t free.’ Co-working as a critical urban practice to cope with informality in creative labour markets by Janet Merkel

This article is part of the forthcoming Special issue: Transcending (in)formal urbanism

Ongoing informalisation processes of employment relationships and informal working practices in creative labour markets.


Causes of urbanisation and counter-urbanisation in Zambia: Natural population increase or migration? by Owen Crankshaw and Jacqueline Borel-Saladin

What caused urbanisation and counter-urbanisation in Zambia? Was it the natural growth of the urban population or migration? This article answers this question and shows what research methods, evidence and analyses are required to do so. 

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Imaginations of post-suburbia: Suburban change and imaginative practices in Auckland, New Zealand by Cameron Johnson, Tom Baker and Francis L. Collins

“City-making does not follow a clear trajectory toward post-suburbia, rather it involves the ongoing imaginative and material negotiation of the future city.”

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Cities and the Anthropocene: Urban governance for the new era of regenerative cities by Giles Thomson and Peter Newman

This article is the introduction to the forthcoming Special issue: Environmental governance for urban resilience in the Asia-Pacific.

A new urban paradigm for the Anthropocene – regenerative cities.


Housing trajectories of immigrants and their children in France: Between integration and stratification by Arthur Acolin

Are observed differences in tenure in France explained by differences in socio-demographic characteristics or by housing market mechanisms?

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Framing regeneration: Embracing the inhabitants by Menna Tudwal Jones

Using motivational framing to demonstrate how people are assimilated into neoliberalism, and the process by which it is legitimised.


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