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25th Feb 2019

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Palestinian refugee women and the Jenin refugee camp: Reflections on urbicide and the dilemmas of home in exile by Sahera Bleibleh, Michael Vicente Perez and Thaira Bleibleh

Bleibleh, Perez and Bleibleh examine the reconstruction of the Jenin refugee camp to explore how its transformation reveals its significance for Palestinian women at both the levels of the home and the urban camp.


The effect of agglomeration economies on firm deaths: A comparison of firm and regional based approaches methodological paper by Bernadette Power, Justin Doran and Geraldine Ryan

Estimates of the effects of agglomeration on firm deaths using firm and regional based methods are much discussed but rarely compared. This article shows that contrasting results are found using the same dataset dependent upon the unit of analysis used.


Neighbourhood change and the neighbourhood-school gap by Jennifer Candipan

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

Candipan finds an increasing mismatch in the white composition of public schools and their surrounding neighbourhoods, specifically that schools enroll fewer white students than the composition of the neighbourhood.


Households as infrastructure junctions in urban sustainability transitions: The case of hot water metering by Harald Rohracher and Helena Köhler


This article is part of the forthcoming Special issue: Cities in an era of interfacing infrastructures: Politics and spatialities of the urban nexus

Rohracher and Köhler analyse how hot tap water meters as new junctions between energy suppliers and users but also between separate #infrastructures become contested political terrains which are linked to broader socio-political questions.


Book reviews now available on Urban Blog

Bankers and Empire book cover

Book review: Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean

Authored by PJ Hudson and reviewed by William Conroy

Hudson ‘demonstrates how Wall Street’s historic search for new accumulation frontiers navigated a “tattered” legal geography and conflicting jurisdictional authority, but also built upon “patterns of racial thinking and racist perception” writes Conroy.


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