Latest Urban Studies news 01/06/20

1 Jun 2020, 2:08 p.m.

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The local low skills equilibrium: Moving from concept to policy utility Debates paper by Paul Sissons 

New Debates paper suggests a future agenda for research focused on the local low skills equilibrium (LSEq).


The ontology of resistance: Power, tactics and making do in the Vila Rubim market by Alexandre de Pádua Carrieri, Dimitris Papadopoulos, Edson Antunes Quaresma Júnior, Alfredo Rodrigues Leite da Silva

De Pádua Carrieri et al re-examine the relation between power and resistance by investigating the reconstruction of the Vila Rubim market.


Does the monocentric model work in a polycentric urban system? An examination of German metropolitan regions by Stephan Schmidt, Angelika Krehl, Stefan Fina and Stefan Siedentop

Using spatial and panel regression techniques, Schmidt et al test whether the underlying determinants of urbanisation vary according to factors unique to the German context.

Read the accompanying blog here.


Blocking the progressive city: How state pre-emptions undermine labour rights in the USA by Yunji Kim, Austin M Aldag and Mildred E Warner

Kim et al examine recent US state legislations that preempt city authority to regulate labour conditions and protect labour rights in the private and public sector.


Socioeconomic variations and disparity in space–time accessibility in suburban China: A case study of Guangzhou by Zifeng Chen, Anthony Gar-On Yeh

New study applies a space-time measure to unravel the disparity of service accessibility in suburban China.


An urban political ecology for a world of cities by Roger Keil

This article is part of the forthcoming Special Issue: Why does everyone think cities can save the planet?

How might one imagine an urban political ecology for the age of planetary urbanisation? This symposium’s conveners lay out an ambitious agenda for the issue’s papers and ultimately for the field: “Why does everyone think cities can save the planet?” 


Beyond tabulated utopias: Action and contradiction in urban environments by Vanesa Castán Broto

This article is part of the forthcoming Special Issue: Why does everyone think cities can save the planet?

What enables cities to make a pivotal contribution to environmental dilemmas? And how did they become the darling trope of the international environmental policy regime? Castán Broto reflects on the possibilities for sustainable and just urban environments.




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