Latest Urban Studies news 14/2/22

14 Feb 2022, 10:21 a.m.

Latest articles on OnlineFirst

State-steered smartmentality in Chinese smart urbanism by Jun Zhang, Jo Bates, Pamela Abbott

In their new study, Zhang, Bates and Abbott observe that the idea of Chinafication extends smartmentality with a focus on power dynamics.


Urban epidemic governance: An event system analysis of the outbreak and control of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China by Jinliao He, Yuan Zhang

This article is part of the forthcoming special issue: Urban public health emergencies and the COVID-19 pandemic

He and Zhang advocate for more scholarly discussion on urban epidemic governance incorporating interdisciplinary approaches, such as event system theory, in this special issue paper.

Read the accompanying blog post on Urban Studies blog here.


Ethno-religious neighbourhood infrastructures and the life satisfaction of immigrants and their descendants in Germany by Jonas Wiedner, Merlin Schaeffer, Sarah Carol

New study from Wiedner et al suggests the continuing importance of origin-culture infrastructures for certain groups.

Read the accompanying blog post on Urban Studies blog here.


Deal-making, elite networks and public–private hybridisation: More-than-neoliberal urban governance Critical commentary by Chris Gibson, Crystal Legacy, Dallas Rogers

New critical commentary from Gibson et al calls for greater scrutiny of regulatory mechanisms that consecrate deal-making and undermine the public interest.

Read the accompanying blog post on Urban Studies blog here.


Is urbanisation in the Global South fundamentally different? Comparative global urban analysis for the 21st century debates paper by Gregory F Randolph, Michael Storper

In their debates paper on urbanisation in the Global South, Randolph and Storper argue that comparative global urban analysis should understand differences through a unified set of theories.

Read the accompanying blog post on Urban Studies blog here.


Bodies of transnational island urbanism: Spatial narratives of inclusion/exclusion of Filipinas in Philippine islands by Arnisson Andre C Ortega

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

New special issue article foregrounds the experiences of Filipinas, concentrating on how they are differentially included and excluded throughout the process of urban accumulation in the Philippine islands.


‘Unpleasant’ but ‘helpful’: Immigration detention and urban entanglements in New Jersey, USA by Deirdre Conlon, Nancy Hiemstra

This article is part of the forthcoming special issue: Making cities through migration industries

This special issue article from Conlon and Hiemstra examines local debates in New Jersey municipalities alongside public records data to argue that the ensuing relationships intersect in ways that make detention economies a critical facet of municipal development.


Residential segregation and public services in urban India by Naveen Bharathi, Deepak Malghan, Sumit Mishra, Andaleeb Rahman

New study from Bharathi et al investigates the nexus between residential segregation and spatial inequality in the provision of public services in urban India.


Job opportunity: Reviews Editor

Urban Studies is looking to appoint a new Reviews Editor. Candidates should be active urban researchers with innovative ideas on ways to develop the reviews section - in print and through social media.

For further information please read the Job Description

To apply, please complete the application form and return to Ruth Harkin. 

Closing date for applications: 4 March 2022.


New reviews on Urban Blog

Shaking Up the City book cover

Book review: Shaking Up the City: Ignorance, Inequality, and the Urban Question

reviewed by Dallas Rogers

“Slater takes on some popular tropes in this book, such as urban science and data-driven innovation, urban resilience and the Chicago School of human ecology, New Urbanism, gentrification and neighbourhood effects, sink estates and the ghetto, right to buy and rent control and more besides.”

Read more book reviews on the Urban Studies blog.


Books available for review

If you are interested in reviewing a book for Urban Studies, please check the list of books available for review here before getting in touch with our Reviews Editor, Dr Lazaros Karaliotas.


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