Latest Urban Studies news 18/01/21

18 Jan 2021, 1:03 p.m.

New issue out now

The February 2021 issue (Volume 58, Issue 2) of Urban Studies Journal is now available online. Read the full issue here.

Articles include:

Extended urbanisation and the spatialities of infectious disease: Demographic change, infrastructure and governance Debates Paper by Creighton Connolly Roger Keil S. Harris Ali

Contemporary processes of extended urbanisation may result in increased vulnerability to infectious disease spread, argue Connolly, Keil and Harris Ali in their latest debates paper.


Do rising rents lead to longer commutes? A gravity model of commuting flows in Ireland by Achim Ahrens and Sean Lyons

Ahrens and Lyons investigate empirically whether the rental differential between employment centres and residential areas predict changes in average commuting times.

Read the full February issue here.


Latest articles on OnlineFirst

‘Creating the community I want to be part of’: Affinity-based organising in a small, progressive rustbelt city by Elizabeth Currans

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

Latest special issue article from Currans explores a small city's response to the inauguration of Donald Trump in 2017.


Airbnb and its potential impact on the London housing market by Zahratu Shabrina, Elsa Arcaute and Michael Batty

What is the potential impact of Airbnb use and Airbnb misuse on the London housing market? 


Adaptive capacity of the Pearl River Delta cities in the face of the growing flood risk: Institutions, ideas and interests by Marcin DÄ…browski, Dominic Stead, Jinghuan He, Feng Yu

Exploring why and how the development of the adaptive capacity of cities is hampered within a time of climate crisis.


New reviews on Urban Blog

Ruined Skylines book cover

Book review: Ruined Skylines: Aesthetics, Politics and London’s Towering Cityscape

by Günter Gassner and reviewed by Esther Leslie

“The dazzling acts in Ruined Skylines want to account for what is actual and what is possible, how we see and what we do not see, what the moment brings and what the next could bring, how we read buildings and how we can read them differently. These towers are soon to be beautiful ruins.”

Read more book reviews on the Urban Studies blog.



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