Latest Urban Studies news 04/04/22

4 Apr 2022, 12:24 p.m.

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Bridging home and school in cross-border education: The role of intermediary spaces in the in/exclusion of Mainland Chinese students and their families in Hong Kong by Maggi WH Leung and Johanna L Waters

This article is part of the forthcoming Special Issue: Migrant-led Diversification and Differential Inclusion in Arrival Cities across Asia.

New special issue study by Leung and Waters offers early insights into the impact of COVID-19 on Mainland Chinese students and their families living in Hong Kong.


A more global urban studies, besides empirical variation by Julie Ren

This article is part of the forthcoming Special Issue: Comparative Methods for Global Urban Studies.

"The critiques of the limitations of urban studies, in terms of both the scholarship and the scholars, offer important and concrete responses to expanding the scope of the field."


Migrant worker recreational centres, accidental diversities and new relationalities in Singapore by Daniel PS Goh and Andrew Lee

New special issue paper by Goh Andrew Lee looks at the transformation of the accidental diversities in the recreational centres by state-linked agents into a new migrant grassroots sector in Singapore.


Speculating on land, property and peri/urban futures: A conjunctural approach to intra-metropolitan comparison by Helga Leitner and Eric Sheppard

This article is part of the forthcoming Special Issue: Comparative Methods for Global Urban Studies. 

Leitner and Sheppard explore a conjunctural approach to comparison as a means to capture the complexity of the approaches shaping metropolitan land transformations in the global South.


Translating the nation through the sustainable, liveable city: The role of social media intermediaries in immigrant integration in Copenhagen by Tatiana Fogelman and Julia Christensen

This article is part of the forthcoming Special Issue: Making cities through migration industries

New special issue study by Fogelman and Christensen explores how Western migrant bloggers in Copenhagen translate the city, and the role this plays in mediating narratives of becoming local social media intermediaries.


New reviews on Urban Blog

Shareholder Cities book cover

Book review: Shareholder Cities: Land Transformations Along Urban Corridors in India

reviewed by Giselle Mendonça Abreu

"Sai Balakrishnan’s book Shareholder Cities: Land Transformations Along Urban Corridors in India offers a critical intervention in urban studies by moving beyond the silos of urban and agrarian studies to examine how contemporary processes of urban land creation in liberalising India build upon older agrarian property regimes."

Read more book reviews on the Urban Studies blog.


Books available for review

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