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17th Jun 2019

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Urban sprawl and the emergence of food deserts in the USA by Shima Hamidi

Based on a US-wide study of the links between urban sprawl and food deserts Hamidi recommends increasing the land use density, mix and walkability of neighbourhoods to create a supportive and attractive environment for food retailers to invest.


Book reviews now available on Urban Blog

Garbage Citizenship book cover

Book review - Garbage Citizenship: Vital Infrastructures of Labor in Dakar, Senegal

Authored by Rosalind Fredericks and reviewed by Jenny McArthur

Fredericks ‘reveals how garbage takes on symbolic importance in cities, as a visceral part of everyday urban life that signifies modernity or crisis, cleanliness or disorder, by its presence or absence’ writes McArthur reviewing Garbage Citizenship.



Job opportunity

Research Associate - Data Lead University of Glasgow, School of Social & Political Sciences

Job purpose: To make a leading contribution to the project: GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC). Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in the area of quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and management. Candidates with experience in Development Studies and/or computer science, statistical programming or research data management are encouraged to apply.

As a successful candidate you will also be required to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow. This role will also support an international household survey.

Closing date: 8th July.

Further details and online application available here.


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