Latest Urban Studies news 01/02/21

1 Feb 2021, 1:49 p.m.

New issue out now

The February Special Issue Smart cities between worlding and provincializing (Volume 58, Issue 3) of Urban Studies Journal is now available online.

Read the introduction by Ryan Burns, Victoria Fast, Anthony Levenda and Byron Miller here.

Read the full February issue here.


Latest articles on OnlineFirst

Thinking through people: The potential of volunteered geographic information for mobility and urban studies by Lindsay Blair Howe

Howe contributes to advances in urban studies methods, debates on urbanisation and socio-spatial inequality.


Organising care and community in the era of the ‘gay disease’: Gay community responses to HIV/AIDS and the production of differentiated care geographies in Vancouver by John Paul Catungal, Benjamin Klassen, Robert Ablenas, Sandy Lambert, Sarah Chown, Nathan Lachowsky

This article is part of the forthcoming special issue: Placing LGBTQ+ urban activisms

Catungal et al extend existing scholarship on the geographies of care by examining gay community organising efforts around HIV/AIDS in their latest special issue article.


The smart grid as a security device: Electricity infrastructure and urban governance in Kingston and Rio de Janeiro by Francesca Pilo’

New study argues the importance of examining the conjunction between urban and infrastructural governance, including the reshaping of local power relations and spatial inequalities.




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