Latest Urban Studies news 11/11/19

11 Nov 2019, 11:57 a.m.

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Urban conditions for the rise of the far right in the global city of Frankfurt: From austerity urbanism, post-democracy and gentrification to regressive collectivity by Daniel Mullis

Mullis identifies three crucial urban processes in the rise of Frankfurt's far right: austerity urbanism, post-democracy and gentrification.


Compact cities and economic productivity in Mexico by Paavo Monkkonen, Jorge Montejano, Erick Guerra, and Camilo Caudillo

New article examines the contingent nature of agglomeration economies, looking at the largest 100 cities in Mexico.


Informal urbanisation and clientelism: Measuring the global relationship by Chandan Deuskar 

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New paper by Deuskar provides an example of how newly available data may be used to advance our understanding of the relationship between politics, urban space and informality.


Speculative homemaking: Women’s labour, class mobility and the affect of homeownership in South Korea by Hae Yeon Choo

New article investigates how South Korean women’s gendered practices are embedded in the larger landscape of women’s work for class mobility and reproduction, highlighting class-divergent pathways to homeownership that are propelled by distinct
affect—fear, anxiety, and ease.


Park futures: Excavating images of tomorrow’s urban green spaces by Anna Barker, Adam Crawford, Nathan Booth and David Churchill

How can urban parks be reimagined to draw upon their rich heritage? Barker, Crawford, Booth and Churchill argue the need for an informed public debate that engages with diverse civil society actors.


From cities to super mega city regions in China in a new wave of urbanisation and economic transition: Issues and challenges by Anthony Gar-On Yeh and Zifeng Chen

This article is part of the forthcoming special issue: New directions of Urban Studies in China

New paper contributes a discourse of how different waves of economic transition, i.e., rural industrialisation, land-centered development and urban tertiarisation, have been steering individual cities towards super mega city regions.


Book reviews now available on Urban Blog

Safe as Houses book cover

Book review: Safe as Houses: Private Greed, Political Negligence and Housing Policy After Grenfell

by Stuart Hodkinson and reviewed by Neil Gray

"'Safe as Houses' frames the Grenfell Tower housing disaster as an entry point for a deeper institutional inquiry into what he terms ‘social murder’ (following Engels’ description of unnecessary deaths due to unregulated capitalism)."


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