Latest Urban Studies news 20/07/21

20 Jul 2021, 11:24 a.m.

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Towards a post-COVID geography of economic activity: Using probability spaces to decipher Montreal’s changing workscapes by Richard Shearmur, Priscilla Ananian, Ugo Lachapelle, Manuela Parra-Lokhorst, Florence Paulhiac, Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay, Alastair Wycliffe-Jones

Drawing upon interviews with people working from home, Shearmur et al's latest article examines and interprets the shifting location of economic activity due to COVID-19.


‘Your daily reality is rubbish’: Waste as a means of urban exclusion in the suspended spaces of East Jerusalem by Hanna Baumann, Manal Massalha

This article is part of the forthcoming special issue: Infrastructural stigma and urban vulnerability.

Drawing on ethnographic and visual research, Baumann and Massalha ask how urban exclusion operates on the margins of the city of Jerusalem.


The gifted city: Setting a research agenda for philanthropy and urban governance Critical Commentary by Pablo Fuentenebro, Michele Acuto

Critical Commentary from Fuentenebro and Acuto calls for urban scholars to become more explicitly conversant in its investment dynamics and their impact on urban governance.

Read the accompanying blog post here.


Family names, city size distributions and residential differentiation in Great Britain, 1881–1901 Tian Lan, Justin van Dijk, Paul Longley

Lan , Longley and van Dijk develop a methodological approach for measuring macro-scale city size and micro-scale residential differentiation using census records for Great Britain, 1881-1901.


Cultural practices and rough sociality in Mexico’s midsize cities: Tijuana, Puebla and Monterrey by Leandro Rodriguez-Medina, María Emilia Ismael Simental, Alberto Javier López Cuenca, Anne Kristiina Kurjenoja

Leandro Rodriguez-Medina et al find that between the State and the market, some Mexican cities have witnessed a new type of sociality, rough sociality, that refers to conflictive, ephemeral, spatially constrained, and affective interactions that brings about ways of being together in the city.

Read the accompanying blog post here.


Selective migration and urban–rural differences in subjective well-being: Evidence from the United Kingdom by Marloes Hoogerbrugge, Martijn Burger

Hoogerbrugge and Burger examine whether urban–rural differences in subjective well-being are (partly) driven by selective migration patterns.


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