Latest Urban Studies news 13/05/24

13 May 2024, 10:07 a.m.

New issue out now

The second May 2024 issue (Volume 61, Issue 7) of Urban Studies Journal is now available online. Read the full issue here.

Articles include:

‘Beyond GDP’ in cities: Assessing alternative approaches to urban economic development debates paper by Richard Crisp, David Waite, Anne Green, Ceri Hughes, Ruth Lupton, Danny MacKinnon and Andy Pike

Debates paper by Crisp et al compares 5 alternative yet increasingly prominent economic development approaches that urban policymakers are applying –wellbeing economy, inclusive growth, community wealth building, doughnut economics and foundational economy.


Conceptualising ‘street-level’ urban design governance in Scotland by Robert Richardson

Robert Richardson develops ‘street-level bureaucracy’ theory to conceptualise how policy implementation within urban design governance is shared among actors whose role transcends sectoral responsibilities and motivations.


Latest articles on OnlineFirst

Infrastructural politics: A conceptual mapping and critical review by León Felipe Téllez Contreras

This open access debates paper by León Felipe Téllez Contreras interrogates the use of infrastructure politics in the literature, in particular the emphases and tendencies on which its meanings are built.


African Urban Studies: Contributions and Challenges by Sylvia Croese and Astrid Wood

In this open access introductory essay to a new Virtual Special issue, Astrid Wood and Sylvia Croese reflect on the contributions of African urban scholarship and present a selection of papers to highlight the ways in which it has shaped key fields of urban studies.


New book reviews on Urban Blog

Food Sovereignty and Urban Agriculture: Concepts, Politics, and Practice in South Africa book cover

Book review: Food Sovereignty and Urban Agriculture: Concepts, Politics, and Practice in South Africa

reviewed by Eirene Tentua and Zahrotul Firdaus

“Through a case study of George, South Africa, this book illustrates how urban agriculture addresses historical segregation and enhances access to nutritious food. With six chapters, this book offers empirical insights that underscore the significant contribution of urban agriculture in achieving food sovereignty.”

Read more book reviews on the Urban Studies blog.



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