Latest Urban Studies news 19/12/22

19 Dec 2022, 8:37 a.m.

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Compact living or policy inaction? Effects of urban density and lockdown on the COVID-19 outbreak in the US by Andy Hong and Sandip Chakrabarti

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

New special issue study from Hong and Chakrabati offers a critical perspective on the debate over urban density by unpacking the effects and impacts of government restrictions during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US. 


State preemption and affordable housing policy by Christopher B Goodman and Megan E Hatch

Findings from Goodman and Hatch's new article suggests affordable housing may need to return to the purview of federal government.


Centring the periphery in urban studies: Notes towards a research agenda on peripheral centralities critical commentary by Nicholas A Phelps, Paul J Maginn and Roger Keil

In their new critical commentary paper, Phelps, Maginn and Keil move beyond a typology of suburban centres to depict peripheral centrality in terms of their pervasiveness. 


New reviews on Urban Blog

Detain and Deport book cover

Book review: Detain and Deport: The Chaotic US Immigration Enforcement Regime

reviewed by Sylvia Gonzalez-Gorman

"Hiemstra’s Detain and Deport: The Chaotic US Immigration Enforcement Regime is a welcome addition to the literature on immigration policy, border regimes, US border enforcement, and more importantly, the complex labyrinth of the US immigration system."

Read more book reviews on the Urban Studies blog.


Books available for review

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