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18th Feb 2019

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Bridging commercialisation and redevelopment: Jurisdictions and university policy development by Mary Donegan

UBIs bridge university research commercialisation and land redevelopment arms. Divergent adoption patterns reflect distinct legal, political, and personal relations with layered political jurisdictions, pointing to divide btw public and private universities.

 

Understanding studentification dynamics in low-income neighbourhoods: Students as gentrifiers in Concepción (Chile) by José Prada

New study traces how the incipient formation of a student “cultural ghetto” in Agüita de la Perdiz, Chile led to an improvement of the image of the neighbourhood but a deterioration of neighbourhood links.

 

Funding, financing and governing urban infrastructures by Peter O’Brien, Phil O’Neill and Andy Pike

This Introduction is part of the forthcoming Special issue: Funding, financing and governing urban infrastructures  

In this Special Issue introduction O'Brien, O'Neill and Pike identify critical issues and future research avenues on funding, financing and governing urban infrastructure.

 

Advanced perspectives on financialised urban infrastructures by Heather Whiteside

This commentary is part of the forthcoming Special issue: Funding, financing and governing urban infrastructures  

In this Special Issue commentary Whiteside reflects on how the local state remains active, participatory, and deeply, if not daily, involved in infrastructure financialisation, even/especially when finance is at its most influential. 

 

Keeping financialisation under the radar: Brussels Airport, Macquarie Bank and the Belgian politics of privatised infrastructure by Laura Deruytter and Ben Derudder

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

Deruytter and Derudder argue: to understand the tensions that mark the governance of financialised infrastructure, it is imperative to attend to the local, historical and political trajectories that underwrite the variegated outcomes of financialisation.

 

Social and spatial inequalities of educational opportunity: A portrait of schools serving high- and low-income neighbourhoods in US metropolitan areas by Ann Owens and Jennifer Candipan

This article is part of the forthcoming Special issue: School segregation in contemporary cities: Socio-spatial dynamics and urban outcomes

New article examines local public schools serving high and low-income neighbourhoods in U.S. metropolitan areas: high-income areas enjoy schools with greater social, financial, and instructional resources and greater student achievement than low-income ones 

 

Choice as a duty? The abolition of primary school catchment areas in North Rhine-Westphalia/Germany and its impact on parent choice strategies by Isabel Ramos Lobato and Thomas Groos

This article is part of the forthcoming Special issue: School segregation in contemporary cities: Socio-spatial dynamics and urban outcomes

The 2008 reform that abolished primary school catchment areas in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and its impact on parent practices and school segregation: choice outside the former catchment area increased significantly, leading to higher segregation.

 

Book reviews now available on Urban Blog

New Islamist Architecture and Urbanism book cover

Book review: New Islamist Architecture and Urbanism: Negotiating Nation and Islam Through Built Environment in Turkey

Authored by Bülent Batuman and reviewed by Gül┼čah Aykaç

“New Islamist architecture and urbanism is the negotiation of nation and Islam through built environment in Turkey.” 

 

Latest urban news

Call for Applications - USF International Fellowships

Applications are invited for an International Fellowship for early to mid-career urban scholars from the Global South, on any theme pertinent to a better understanding of urban realities in the Global South. 

Further details and application forms are available on USF website. Closing date: 7th May 2019.

 

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