Latest Urban Studies news 08/06/20

8 Jun 2020, 11:42 a.m.

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Mapping the invisibles: Using non-conventional point-level data to analyse residential patterns of deprived people in a mid-sized city by Francesco Balducci

Study by Balducci aims to show how unconventional data can be used to analyse the residential patterns of a particular group of disadvantaged residents.


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

This paper is part of the forthcoming special issue: Why does everyone think cities can save the planet?

New commentary by Angelo and Wachsmuth outlines a new research agenda for decoding the notion that cities can save the planet.


Enclaving: Spatial detachment as an aesthetics of imagination in an urban sub-Saharan African context debates paper by Morten Nielsen, Jason Sumich, Bjørn Enge Bertelsen

New debates paper traces the countours of enclaving as a critical urban driver.

Read the accompanying blog post here.


Transnational gentrification, tourism and the formation of ‘foreign only’ enclaves in Barcelona Agustin Cocola-Gant, Antonio Lopez-Gay

This paper is part of the forthcoming special issue: Transnational gentrification

Cocola-Gant and Lopez-Gay offer a fresh reading of how gentrification takes place in a Southern European city using Barcelona as a case study.


Reconfiguration of state–society relations: The making of uncompromising nail households in urban housing demolition and relocation in Dalian, China by Chen Li, Mark Yaolin Wang, Jennifer Day

Li et al identify heterogeneous uncompromising and tough nail households in Dalian, China. 


New reviews on Urban Blog

City Water Matters book cover

Book review: City Water Matters: Cultures, Practices and Entanglements of Urban Water

by Sophie Watson and reviewed by Edward Wigley

“This book aims to demonstrate how water can be co-productive in the assemblage of humans, non-humans, objects and materialities in urban spaces; how it can construct urban spaces and refract urban and cultural structures.”

Read more book reviews on the Urban Studies blog.




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