Latest Urban Studies news 15/06/20

15 Jun 2020, 11:58 a.m.

New issue out now

The July issue (Volume 57, Issue 9) of Urban Studies Journal is now available on OnlineFirst.

Articles include:

Infrastructure imaginaries: The politics of light rail projects in the age of neoliberalism by Kristian Olesen

A critical discussion of how light rail projects are embedded in infrastructure imaginaries in Aalborg, Denmark.


The world-class city comes by tramway: Reframing Casablanca’s urban peripheries through public transport by Raffael Beier

Urban worlding projects: The power to define who does (and who does not) have access to the 'world-class' city? 


Read the full issue here.


Latest articles on OnlineFirst

Urban sustainability and counter-sustainability: Spatial contradictions and conflicts in policy and governance in the Freiburg and Calgary metropolitan regions by Byron Miller, Samuel Mössner

This article is part of the forthcoming Special issue: Why does everyone think cities can save the planet?

Miller and Mössner call into question policies that promote "sustainability in one place" in their new Special Issue article.


Neighbourhood cohesion as a form of privilege by María Luisa Méndez, Gabriel Otero, Felipe Link, Ernesto López Morales, Modesto Gayo

New study from María Luisa Méndez et al asks whether spatial differences in neighbourhood cohesion contributes to improve the overall social cohesion at city level.


Negotiating racialised (un)belonging: Black LGBTQ resistance in Toronto’s gay village by Rae Daniel Rosenberg

This article is part of the forthcoming Special issue: Placing LGBTQ+urban activisms

New Special Issue article from Rosenberg presents how homeless Black queer and trans youth counter the racism they frequently experience in Toronto's gay village through acts of remembering and placemaking.


Immigration and economic resilience in the Great Recession by Xi Huang

Did immigration enhance economic resilience to the Great Recession for cities in the US?

Read the blog post Does immigration produce economic benefits during downturns? 


Hidden homes? Uncovering Sydney’s informal housing market by Nicole Gurran, Madeleine Pill, Sophia Maalsen

Drawing on analysis of the regulatory planning framework, Gurran et al examine informality in Sydney's housing market.


Policy mobility, advocacy and problem–potential bridging practices: A review of Scottish city council tax incremental financing business cases by Steven R. Henderson

Research attention to the global transfer of policy between cities shouldn't overlook the relevance of actor-orientated perspectives, argues Henderson in his latest study.


Neighbourhood perceptions and residential mobility by Antwan Jones, Prentiss Dantzler

Results from new article by Jones and Dantzler show the continued importance of subjective measures of neighbourhood conditions in understanding residential mobility.


Platform-mediated short-term rentals and gentrification in Madrid by Alvaro Ardura Urquiaga, Iñigo Lorente-Riverola, Javier Ruiz Sanchez

This article is part of the forthcoming Special issue: Transnational gentrification

Based on empirical data, new Special Issue article explores the holiday rental supply in Madrid from 2015-2018.


New reviews on Urban Blog

Class, Ethnicity and State in the Polarized Metropolis book cover


Book review: Class, Ethnicity and State in the Polarized Metropolis: Putting Wacquant to Work

edited by John Flint and Ryan Powell and reviewed by Keith Jacobs

“Wacquant argues, to make sense of the ways that capital is able to reshape class relations by taking advantage of new developments in information technology.”

Read more book reviews on the Urban Studies blog.



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