Latest Urban Studies news 21/03/22

21 Mar 2022, 10 a.m.

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Book review: Subaltern Geographies reviewed by Claudia Seldin

"With their defence of disciplinary Geography, the editors successfully prove the porosity of scientific fields, which is necessary for a better understanding of non-hegemonic realities and a tool to break the Eurocentric/enlightened tradition they criticise in the first place."


Book review: Shareholder Cities: Land Transformations Along Urban Corridors in India reviewed by Giselle Mendonça Abreu

"Sai Balakrishnan’s book Shareholder Cities: Land Transformations Along Urban Corridors in India offers a critical intervention in urban studies by moving beyond the silos of urban and agrarian studies to examine how contemporary processes of urban land creation in liberalising India build upon older agrarian property regimes."


Book review: Slow Cities – Conquering our Speed Addiction for Health and Sustainability reviewed by Paulo Anciaes

"The ideas developed in this book are timely and consistent with an emerging paradigm where cities are designed for people (not for vehicles), with the aim of improving health, wellbeing, sustainability, liveability and accessibility (rather than just mobility)."


Book review: Reconstructing Public Housing: Liverpool’s Hidden History of Collective Alternatives reviewed by Mara Ferreri

"Any book title about the ‘hidden history’ of a city promises to reveal unknown dimensions of the non-linear lives of urban phenomena. Matthew Thompson’s Reconstructing Public Housing: Liverpool’s Hidden History of Collective Alternatives both fulfils and exceeds this promise."


New on Urban Blog

The Financialisation of Floor Space, Mumbai 1880–2015 by Sukriti Issar

Why do some cities have high rises and some don't? Who decides? New blog post by Sukriti Issar studies building height regulations in Mumbai from 1880-2015.

Read the accompanying article on Urban Studies OnlineFirst here.


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