New articles available on Urban Studies

New articles available on Urban Studies


First Published:

20 Apr 2018, 12:00 am

New articles available on Urban Studies

Compassionate revanchism: The blurry geography of homelessness in the USA by Brian Hennigan and Jessie Speer

Moving beyond the binary division between care and punishment in urban studies of homelessness.


The civic support paradox: Fighting unequal participation in deprived neighbourhoods by Evelien Tonkens and Imrat Verhoeven

“The civic support paradox: the better front-line workers do their work, the more invisible it is”


Rail station access and housing market resilience: Case studies of Atlanta, Baltimore and Portland by Timothy F Welch, Steven R Gehrke and Steven Farber

This study undertakes a repeat sales analysis to understand the impact of station proximity on housing values before, during and after the market crisis.


Hybrid networks, everyday life and social control: Electricity access in urban Kenya by Shaun Smith

Examining electricity access in Kisumu and Kitale, Kenya through the mediation of land tenure relations.


Jakarta’s great land transformation: Hybrid neoliberalisation and informality by Suryono Herlambang, Helga Leitner, Liong Tjung, Eric Sheppard, Dimitar Anguelov

The political economic dynamic of Jakarta’s great land transformation.


Towards ‘ethno-national peripheralisation’? Economic dependency amidst political resistance in Palestinian East Jerusalem by Marik Shtern

Using the Centre-Periphery metaphor to analyze the socioeconomic and regional decline of Palestinian East Jerusalem 1967-2016.


People and plans in urbanising China: Challenging the top-down orthodoxy by John R Logan. This paper is part of a forthcoming Special Issue entitled People and plans in urbanising China.

Is it time to take a new tack on the longstanding questions about urban China? 


Book Reviews:

Creative Destruction book cover

The Creative Destruction of New York City: Engineering the City for the Elite, authored by Alessandro Busà and reviewed by Catalina Neculai


Located in an exceptional laboratory of urbanisation and urban research (Mollenkopf and Castells, 1991: 5), Alessandro Busà’s book The Creative Destruction of New York City: Engineering the City for the Elite is a noteworthy and much-needed addition to the geography of gentrification.


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City Unsilenced: Urban Resistance and Public Space in the Age of Shrinking Democracy, authored by Jeffrey Hou and Sabine Knierbein and reviewed by Naomi Adiv


In this volume, the collected authors demonstrate how public spaces in cities operate as both the subject and object of civic unrest.


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Gentrifier, authored by John Joe Schlichtman, Jason Patch & Marc Lamont Hill and reviewed by Aysegul Can


This book challenges the ways in which gentrification scholars define and categorise gentrifiers based on the personal experiences of three academics (the authors) who self-identify as gentrifiers.