Latest Urban Studies news 17/05/21

17 May 2021, 12:21 p.m.

Urban Studies Best Article 2020

The editors are pleased to announce that Dr Mary Lawhon, University of Edinburgh, and Professor Yaffa Truelove, University of Colorado Boulder, are the winners of the Urban Studies Best Article 2020 for their article, Disambiguating the southern urban critique: Propositions, pathways and possibilities for a more global urban studies.

This article along with the other ten shortlisted papers are free to view on the Journal’s website.


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Book review: Advanced Introduction to Social Innovation

reviewed by Judith Schnelzer and Yvonne Franz

"Frank Moulaert and Diana MacCallum share their three-decade-long experience of social innovation (SI) research in their recent book, Advanced Introduction to Social Innovation. This publication is not merely conceptualised for an academic readership but rather for anyone interested in a holistic understanding of SI theory and practice."

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