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Involuntary staying and self-rated health: A multilevel study on housing, health and neighbourhood effects by Teemu Kemppainen, Marko Elovainio, Matti Kortteinen, Mari Vaattovaara

New study documents that involuntary staying is associated with low self-rated health: “Being trapped in the current neighbourhood partially mediates the adjusted association between neighbourhood disadvantage and self-rated health”. 


The contribution of intergroup neighbouring to community participation: Evidence from Shanghai by Zheng Wang, Fangzhu Zhang and Fulong Wu

What kind of neighbouring might enhance participation in community activities? Zheng Wang, Fangzhu Zhang and Fulong Wu examine the relationship between different types of neighbouring and community participation in Shanghai.


Beyond agency and passivity: Situating a gendered articulation of urban violence in Brazil and El Salvador by Mo Hume and Polly Wilding

Hume and Wilding argue for a situated politics of women’s agency in enduring intimate partner violence in contexts of extreme urban violence: interrogating agency as dynamic and lived facilitates understanding the multi-scalar entanglements of violence.


Residential segregation and educational performance. The case of Athens by Thomas Maloutas, Stavros Nikiforos Spyrellis, Antoinetta Capella

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

How is the length of educational training related to different social parameters in Athens? Is the length of educational training related to residential segregation? Maloutas, Spyrellis and Capella traces the answers to these questions.

Local stakeholders’ narratives about large-scale urban development: The Zhejiang Hangzhou Future Sci-Tech City by Valentina Anzoise, Debora Slanzi, Irene Poli

This article is part of the forthcoming Special issue: New directions of Urban Studies in China

New article on the Zhejiang Hangzhou Future Sci-Tech City in China documents the shared perception of growing prosperity associated with the improvements to both economic and social infrastructure as well as improvements to the area’s landscape quality.


Exploring the consequences of climate-related displacement for just resilience in Vietnam by Fiona Miller

This article is part of the forthcoming Special issue: Environmental governance for urban resilience in the Asia Pacific

Miller focuses on the ‘climate hotspot’ of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam, to explore how communities and governments might anticipate and resolve some of the challenges associated with resettlement in an increasingly risky climate future.


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Call for Presentations/Papers - 8th International Urban Geographies of Post-communist States conference (Belgrade 25-29 April 2019)

The event is commonly known as the “CAT-ference”, where CAT stands for Cities After Transition.

Please send titles and abstracts to Michael Gentile no later than 9 April 2019. Deadline for online registration at the conference is 15 April. Contact Michael Gentile if you have any questions.


Call for Papers - Cities against Nationalism? International Symposium (University of Kent 18 June 2019)

250 word abstract proposals are welcomed. Please contact Dr. Jonathan Rokem Rock by 20 April 2019 to indicate your interest in participating in the symposium.* Please include your affiliation, a proposed title and a 250-word abstract. Applicants will be informed by 3rd May 2019. For further details please visit the Symposium website.

*A few UK travel burseries for PhD students and early career academics are available. Please indicate your interest in receiving this in your application.


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