Latest Urban Studies news 21/10/19

21 Oct 2019, 10:26 a.m.

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Lively cities made in sound: A study of the sonic sensibilities of listening and hearing in Wollongong, New South Wales by Gordon Waitt, Ian Buchanan, Michelle Duffy

New paper brings Deleuze and Guattari's notion of territory into conversation with Greimas's semiotic square.


Persistence and cyclical dynamics of US and UK house prices: Evidence from over 150 years of data by Giorgio Canarella, Luis Gil-Alana, Rangan Gupta, Stephen M Miller

A new look at the dynamics and persistence of historical house prices in the US and the UK using fractional integration techniques.


Preserving the (right kind of) city: The urban politics of the middle classes in Belo Horizonte, Brazil by Mara Nogueira

In a new study, Nogueira focuses on middle class citizens in post-redemocratisation Brazil, showing how legal developments have unevenly affected the ways in which different social groups are able to impact the production of urban space.


Towards a politics of urban climate responsibility: Insights from Hong Kong and Singapore by Sara Fuller

This article is part of the forthcoming Special issue: Environmental governance for urban resilience in the Asia-Pacific

Reframing the contested and contingent geographies of urban climate responsibility to draw out the implications for climate justice in the Asia-Pacific region.


Settlement scaling theory: Bridging the study of ancient and contemporary urban systems Debates Paper by Jose Lobo, Luis MA Bettencourt, Michael E Smith, Scott Ortman

Using Settlement Scaling Theory (SST), this new debates paper shows how aggregate properties of ancient settlement systems and contemporary metropolitan systems compare across time, geography and culture.


Book reviews now available on Urban Blog

Resilience and Urban Disasters book cover

Book review: Resilience and Urban Disasters: Surviving Cities

edited by Kamila Borsekova & Peter Nijkamp and reviewed by Josephine Marion Zimba

Resilience and Urban Disasters: Surviving Cities is an ideal resource for readers interested in economic and policy-based themes of urban disasters and resilience.


Urban News

Events: Urban ARC 2020 and Sixth Annual PhD Workshop at IIHS

The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) is pleased to announce the sixth edition of the annual PhD Workshop to be held from 13-15 January 2020, and the fourth edition of their annual research conference, Urban ARC, to be held from 16-18 January 2020. Both events will be held at the IIHS Bengaluru City Campus.

For further information, visit Urban Studies blog.



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