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17th Dec 2018

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Leveraging Bogotá: Sustainable development, global philanthropy and the rise of urban solutionism by Sergio Montero

This article is part of the forthcoming Special Issue: Why Does Everyone Think Cities Can Save the Planet?

The rapid circulation of Bogotá as a model of sustainable transport reflects a “leveraging cities” logic: an increasing focus of the international development apparatus on urban policy solutions as an arena to achieve global development impacts.


SKYNET: An R package for generating air passenger networks for urban studies by Filipe Teixeira and Ben Derudder

Skynet R package has the potential to become the backbone of a range of easily navigable tools overcoming some of the main methodological challenges researchers face when handling complex airline data in an urban context.


Unbundling negative and positive externalities of nature in cities: The influence of wild animals on housing prices by Dani Broitman, Vladimir Griskin and Daniel Czamanski

The local density of human-wild animals encounters as a proxy for closeness to green and open areas: This article develops a simple method able to unbundling the positive and negative externalities of nature in urban areas. 


Gentrification in the wake of a hurricane: New Orleans after Katrina by Eric Joseph van Holm and Christopher K Wyczalkowski

Hurricane Katrina’s long-term impact on neighbourhood change in New Orleans has not been fully addressed. This paper analyses the potential for the storm to have contributed to patterns of gentrification during the city’s recovery one decade after 


Social capital and neighbourhood cooperation: Implications for development of the urban poor in LDCs by Toriqul Bashar and Glen Bramley

A contribution to the Neighbourhood Effects literature revealing that a) the link between socioeconomic status and social capital is less clear than expected and b) extreme poverty and proximity of living in a neighbourhood can promote trust and cooperation.


Rent gap reloaded: Airbnb and the shift from residential to touristic rental housing in the Palma Old Quarter in Mallorca, Spain by Ismael Yrigoy

In light of the advent of Airbnb, rent gap theory can be helpful for understanding how tourist rentals affect residential rental housing.   This paper finds that, because it is more profitable to rent to tourists than to residents, the number of houses listed on Airbnb has increased, housing affordability for residents has shrunk, and the threat of displacement has increased.


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