Latest Urban Studies news 12/09/22

12 Sep 2022, 10:50 a.m.

Latest articles on OnlineFirst

Neighbourhood histories and educational attainment: The role of accumulation, duration, timing and sequencing of exposure to poverty by Agata A Troost, Heleen J Janssen and Maarten van Ham

This latest article from Troost, Janssen and van Ham observes that the relationship between neighbourhood poverty and educational attainment depends on how exposure to the neighbourhood effect is conceptualised and measured.


Everyday verticality: Migrant experiences of high-rise living in Santiago, Chile by Megan Sheehan

This paper is part of the forthcoming special issue: Radical verticality: Critical explorations of high-rise urbanism.

In this new special issue article, Megan Sheehan interrogates everyday verticality through an analysis of migrant experiences of high-rise living in Santiago, Chile.


Sydney as ‘Sinoburbia’: Patterns of diversification across emerging Chinese ethnoburbs by Shanthi Robertson, Alexandra Wong, Christina Ho, Ien Ang and Phillip Mar

This paper is part of the forthcoming special issue: Migrant-led Diversification and Differential Inclusion in Arrival Cities across Asia-Pacific.

This new special issue article from Shanthi Robertson et al suggest a number of new interventions to future research on emerging Sinoburbia localities both in Australia and elsewhere.


New municipalism and the governance of urban transitions to sustainability by Siddharth Sareen and Katinka Lund Waagsaether

This paper is part of the forthcoming special issue: Municipalist strategy in crisis?

In this new special issue article, Sareen and Waagsaether interrogate whether and how New Municipalism research can facilitate the provision of leadership and institutional arrangements that enable urban transition to sustainability.

Read the accompanying blog post here.


Apocalyptic urban surrealism in the city at the end of the world by Japhy Wilson

Japhy Wilson's latest article develops an 'apocalyptic urban surrealism', based on a set of principles drawn from surrealist attempts to simulate psychotic experience.


New reviews on Urban Blog

Barrio America book cover

Book review: Barrio America: How Latino Immigrants Saved the American City

reviewed by Evelyn Ravuri

"Barrio America provides a great synopsis of the demographic, political and economic circumstances that have led to the exodus of migrants from Latin American countries to the US and the positive contribution these migrants have made to central cities just when they were most needed.”

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Book review: Architectures of Revolt: The Cinematic City Circa 1968

reviewed by Alexandros Daniilidis

“Architectures of Revolt is a ground-breaking account that explores and records the dynamics between filmmaking, architecture (as material manifestation of power and control) and the design/production of (urban) space in and around May 1968.”

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Book review: Deindustrializing Montreal: Entangled Histories of Race, Residence, and Class

reviewed by Richard Harris

“Social scientists have written many studies of working-class neighbourhoods and, more recently, of gentrification. What few have attempted is to combine the two by offering a narrative of long-run change. That is what the Canadian historian, Stephen High, has done – and very well indeed – in Deindustrializing Montreal.”

Read more book reviews on the Urban Studies blog.


Books available for review

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