Latest Urban Studies news 07/11/22

7 Nov 2022, 9:06 a.m.

New issue out now

The November 2022 issue (Volume 59, Issue 15) of Urban Studies Journal is now available online. Read the full issue here.


Articles include:

Theorising democratic space with and beyond Henri Lefebvre by Mark Purcell

This new debates paper from Mark Purcell aims to theorise space in a way that resonates with democracy by looking at the work of Henri Lefebvre and Judith Butler.


The financialisation of floor space, Mumbai 1880–2015 by Sukriti Issar

Sikriti Issar's new article explores how a history of building regulations can advance comparative urbanism.


Latest articles on OnlineFirst

‘The gates of paradise are open’: Contesting and producing publicness in the Brussels metro through fare evasion by Louise Sträuli and Wojciech Kębłowski

This article is for the forthcoming special issue: Public Transport as Public Space

Using the metro in Brussels as a case study, Sträuli and Kębłowski examine public transport as a public space in this latest special issue article.


Distractions in a disruption: The soothing effect of the heritage bus ride during London Tube strikes by Kevin KH Tsang

This article is for the forthcoming special issue: Public Transport as Public Space

Kevin Tsang's latest special issue article explores the cultural significance of replacement bus services during three London Tube strikes in 2018.

Read the accompanying blog here.


Can residents regain their community relations after resettlement? Insights from Shanghai by Zheng Wang, Jie Shen and Xiang Luo

In their latest study, Jie Shen, Zheng Wang and Xiang Luo examine the interplay between resident and state-led community rebuilding efforts, and how they have affected post-settlement relations in Shanghai.


Heat, cold and climatic determinism in China’s urban epidemics by Liz PY Chee, Dongxin Zou and Gregory Clancey

This article is for the forthcoming special issue: Heat and the City: Thermal Control, Governance and Health in Urban Asia

Chee, Zou and Clancey's latest special issue study discusses thermal governance alongside an examination of the governance of recent urban epidemics by the Chinese state.


To move forward, we must look back: White supremacy at the base of urban studies by Miguel Angel Montalva Barba

Miguel Montalva Barba shows how whiteness is at the base of the urban question and its consequences by looking at the scholarly trajectory of the first sociologists of colour trained at the Chicago School.


Discontinuous structure of regional and subregional urban systems: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France (1800–2015) by Aurélie Lalanne, Shana Sundstrom and Ahjond Garmestani

Results from Lalanne, Sundstrom and Garmestani's latest study question traditional expectations about the growth and development of urban systems.


Books available for review

If you are interested in reviewing a book for Urban Studies, please check the list of books currently available for review here before getting in touch with our Reviews Editor, Prof. Michele Acuto. We are happy to receive requests for other titles but please note that some publishers now only offer e-copies for review although we always request a hard copy where possible. 


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