Latest Urban Studies news 23/11/20

23 Nov 2020, 9:56 a.m.

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Neighbourhood accessibility and walkability of subsidised housing in shrinking US cities by Li Yin, Kelly Patterson, Robert Silverman, Laiyun Wu and Hao Zhang

The latest article by Li et al advances the discussion of subsidised housing and walkable neighbourhoods by focusing on the characteristics of cities experiencing population decline.

Read the accompanying blog here.


Controlling risks in the safe city: The rise of pre-emptive practices in law enforcement, public surveillance and mental health and addiction care (1970–2020) by Wim de Jong, and Litska Strikwerda

Wim de Jong and Litska Strikwerda analyse the shift from post-hoc repression to the attempted prevention of public nuisance in The Netherlands in the light of the concepts of the risk society.


Activity locations, residential segregation and the significance of residential neighbourhood boundary perceptions by Nicolo P Pinchak, Christopher R Browning, Catherine A Calder and Bethany Boettner

Pinchak et al assess the extent to which the boundaries of residents' own self-defined residential neighbourhoods compare with census-based and egocentric neighbourhood measurement approaches.


Neighbourhood deprivation, life satisfaction and earnings: Comparative analyses of neighbourhood effects at bespoke scales by Gundi Knies, Patricia C Mel and Min Zhang.

Knies, Melo and Zhang’s new paper conducts parallel analyses of the impact of neighbourhood deprivation on life satisfaction and earnings at multiple scales.


Negotiating LGBTQ rights in Singapore: The margin as a place of refusal by Kamalini Ramdas

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

Conceptualising the margin as a place of refusal, Kamalini Ramdas explores how Singapore's LGBTQ communities have negotiated their rights from the margins of the city-state,


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