Latest Urban Studies news 04/08/20

4 Aug 2020, 10:46 a.m.

New issue out now

The August special issue: Why does everyone think cities can save the planet? (Volume 57, Issue 11) of Urban Studies Journal is now available online. Read the full issue here.

Read the introduction: 

Why does everyone think cities can save the planet? by Hillary Angelo and David Wachsmuth.

"This article identifies and explains an underlying transition in global urban policy and discourse from the city as a sustainability problem to the city as a sustainability solution."


Latest articles on OnlineFirst

Detroit five years after bankruptcy: From coercion to consent by Tom Barnes, Joshua M. Roose, Bryan S. Turner

Drawing on Gramsci's theory of hegemony, Barnes et al present a survey of public attitudes towards the 2013-14 bankruptcy of Detroit.

Read the blog here


Locating the interstitial island: Integration of Zhoushan Archipelago into the Yangtze River Delta urban agglomeration by Huan Zhang, Adam Grydehøj

Latest article from Zhang and Grydehøj uses the case study of Zhoushan Archipelago to consider how place is made and developed at the urban interstices.


Bridging city environments: A contextual approach to the mobilisation of immigrant groups by Cristina Lacomba

Lacomba uses the concept of bridging social capital to explain how #immigrants living in cities with high diversity mobilisation.


The future of the city centre: Urbanisation, transformation and resilience – a tale of two Newcastle cities by Robert J Rogerson and Bob Giddings

Rogerson and Giddings attempt to initiate deeper analysis and dialogue about the future of the urban core with their latest article.


Governing for and through harmonious community: The emergence of moral clinics in China by Shaoying Zhang, Derek McGhee

New study advocates the adoption of 'more temporal and processual characters' to understand contemporary community governance in China.


Relocating queer: Comparing suburban LGBTQ2S activisms on Vancouver’s periphery by Alison Bain, Julie A Podmore

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

Bain and Podmore compare suburban LGBTQ2S activisms on Vancouver's periphery for a forthcoming Special Issue.


The role of mobile policies in coalition building: The Barcelona model as coalition magnet in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro (1989–1996) by Gabriel Silvestre, Guillermo Jajamovich

New study demonstrates the strategic importance of mobile policies for emerging political actors.


Incremental residential densification and urban spatial justice: The case of England between 2001 and 2011 by Peter Bibby, John Henneberry, Jean-Marie Halleux

Bibby, Henneberry and Halleux present a detailed examination of incremental residential development in England between 2001-2011 and considers its impact on urban spatial justice.


On whose land is the city to be built? Farmers, donors and the urban land question in Beira city, Mozambique by Murtah Shannon, Kei Otsuki, Annelies Zoomers and Mayke Kaag

Shannon et al argue the need for a substantive land rights agenda that focuses on the universal land question over urbanism and rurality.

Read the blog here


New reviews on Urban Blog

Neighbourhoods for the City in Pacific Asia

Book review: Neighbourhoods for the City in Pacific Asia

by KC Ho and reviewed by Creighton Connolly

"Neighbourhoods for the City in Pacific Asia examines forms of local collective action and city government responses at the neighbourhood level and discusses their implications for the development of liveable cities." 

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