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16 Dec 2019, 9:52 a.m.

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Preserving the (right kind of) city: The urban politics of the middle classes in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

by Mara Nogueira

This article focuses on middle class citizens in post-redemocratisation Brazil, showing how legal developments have unevenly affected the ways in which different social groups are able to impact the production of urban space.

The post-political trap? Reflections on politics, agency and the city

by Ross Beveridge, Philippe Koch

Saving the city: researching depoliticisation, avoiding the post-political trap.


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 focuses on the urban conditions of the rise of the far right in two neighbourhoods of Frankfurt am

The spatiality of counter-austerity politics in Athens, Greece: Emergent ‘urban solidarity spaces’

by Athina Arampatzi

Theoretical debate through the notion of ‘urban solidarity spaces’, focusing on the spatiality of counter-austerity politics that emerges in and out of places and expands across urban space and beyond.


Negotiating polyvocal strategies: Re-reading de Certeau through the lens of urban planning in South Africa

by Lauren Andres, Phil Jones, Stuart Paul Denoon-Stevens, Melgaço Lorena

An examination of the planning profession in South Africa as a strategic territory with considerable power to shape urban environments with a reading of de Certeau.

The social life of transport infrastructures: Masculinities and everyday mobilities in Kolkata

by Romit Chowdhury

Unraveling the gendered politics of co-presence in shared movement systems in Kolkota, India.


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Belonging and the intergenerational transmission of place identity: Reflections on a British inner-city neighbourhood by Diane Frost, Gemma Catney

Frost and Catney consider how far, and in what ways, place identity and attachment are transmitted cross-generationally.


Estimating the local employment impacts of immigration: A dynamic spatial panel model by Bernard Fingleton, Daniel Olner, Gwilym Pryce

No migrant group has a statistically significant long-term negative effect on employment in London, argue Fingleton, Olner and Pryce.



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