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5th Nov 2018

New issue out now

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The November issue (Volume 55, Issue 15) of Urban Studies is now available online here.


Chinese Translations

Urban Studies 2017 Best Paper Stretching the concept of ‘borrowed size’ by Meijers EJ and Burger MJ and our 2017 Annual Lecture The ideological alignment of smart urbanism in Singapore: Critical reflections on a political paradox by Lily Kong and Orlando Woods are now available open access with full Chinese translation. Access our translated papers here.


Editors' Featured Articles

Six new Editors' Featured Articles are now available here free to download for a limited period.


Latest articles on OnlineFirst

‘Does Africa not deserve shiny new cities?’ The power of seductive rhetoric around new cities in Africa by Laurence Côté-Roy and Sarah Moser

Investigating the circulation of the 'Africa rising' narrative; an imaginary providing ground for the construction of new cities in Africa.


Functional responsibilities of municipal government: Metropolitan disparities and instruments of intergovernmental management by Agustín León-Moreta

What determines the functional service responsibilities of municipal government? A local public economies approach to identify factors influencing the breadth of responsibilities in metropolitan areas in the US.

Read the blog here


Security beyond the men: Women and their everyday security apparatus in Mathare, Nairobi by Peris Jones and Wangui Kimari

Focusing on women-led security practices in informal settlements highlights the taken for granted and invisibilised emotional, reproductive and socioeconomic gendered labours of women.


The geopolitics of South–South infrastructure development: Chinese-financed energy projects in the global South by Giles Mohan and May Tan-Mullins

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

How is China’s geoeconomic and geopolitical power projected via infrastructure projects, through what territorial forms does this occur, and what role does elite agency in recipient states play in shaping the outcomes? 


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