Latest Urban Studies news 11/01/21

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Suburban (mis)fortunes: Outer suburban shrinkage in Tokyo Metropolis by Hiroaki Ohashi, Nicholas A Phelps

Ohashi and Phelps's latest paper offers a theoretical framework for understanding urban (sun)transformation attuned to the Japanese condition and other developmental states.


Growing public spaces in the city: Community gardening and the making of new urban environments of publicness by Paul Milbourne

Latest article from Milbourne seeks to complicate dominant narratives of public space transformation by exploring the emergence of new spaces of publicness in the city.


Smart cities: Between worlding and provincialising by Ryan Burns, Victoria Fast, Anthony Levenda, Byron Miller

Introduction for the upcoming special issue: Smart cities between worlding and provincializing

Burns, Fast, Levenda and Miller introduce key concepts that have guided the diverse case studies of this special issue on smart cities.


Worlding and provincialising smart cities: From individual case studies to a global comparative research agenda by Byron Miller, Kevin Ward, Ryan Burns, Victoria Fast, Anthony Levenda

Conclusion for the upcoming special issue: Smart cities between worlding and provincializing

Miller, Ward, Burns and Fast argue for a more-than-Global-North smart city research agenda focused on the comparative analysis of smart cities, an agenda that foregrounds the conjunctural geographies of relationships and processes shaping these cities.


New reviews on Urban Blog

Cities and Social Movements book cover

Book review symposium: Cities and Social Movements

by Walter J Nicholls & Justus Uitermark and reviewed by Ross Beveridge, Virginie Mamadouh and Berna Turam

"This excellent book by Walter Nicholls and Justus Uitermark consolidates their considerable contribution to scholarship on urban studies and social movements over the last decade."

Crisis Spaces book cover

Book review symposium: Crisis Spaces: Structures, Struggles and Solidarity in Southern Europe

reviewed by David Featherstone, Óscar García Agustín, Sara González and Penny Koutrolikou with an author response by Costis Hadjimichalis

"Crisis Spaces demonstrates the difference that an analysis attentive to unequally constituted geographical divisions can make to understanding key events/processes such as the 2008 crisis."

CityMakers book cover

Book review: CityMakers: Tribulations & Triumphs – A Saga of Heroic Struggles of the Homeless Residents in India

by Indu Prakash Singh and reviewed by Tanya Sharma

"CityMakers is a work of immense courage and conviction, unveiling to its readers the hidden reality of the Indian democratic institutions (in particular its bureaucracy and police system) and its fractured developmental policy framework, in relation to slum-dwellers and migrants."

Read more book reviews on the Urban Studies blog.



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