Latest Urban Studies news 24/02/20

24 Feb 2020, 10:42 a.m.

New issue out now

The March issue (Volume 57, Issue 4) of Urban Studies Journal is now available on OnlineFirst.

Articles include:

Private government, property rights and uncertain neighbourhood externalities: Evidence from gated communities by Geoffrey K Turnbull, Velma Zahirovic-Herbert

New article shows that greater exogenous amenity uncertainty yields stronger house price capitalisation in gated subdivisions than in open neighbourhoods.


Settlement scaling theory: Bridging the study of ancient and contemporary urban systems 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.


Latest articles on OnlineFirst

Temporary use in England’s core cities: Looking beyond the exceptional by Michael Martin, Stephen Hincks, Iain Deas

Martin et al develop an understanding of the structural and spatial characteristics of regulated forms of temporary use across England’s core cities using Bristol and Liverpool as case studies.


Container housing: Formal informality and deterritorialised home-making amid bulldozer urbanism in Shanghai by Minhua Ling

Ling finds that the decreased significance of urban residence to migrant workers’ everyday life, as exemplified by container housing, facilitates bulldozer urbanism and perpetuates urban exclusion.


Gentrifiers and attitudes towards agency: A new typology. Evidence from Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel by Merav Kaddar

Kaddar presents four ideal types of gentrifiers: Shruggers, Agonisers, Upgraders and Activists.


Mapping gentrification and displacement pressure: An exploration of four distinct methodologies by Benjamin Preis, Aarthi Janakiraman, Alex Bob, Justin Steil

Study from Preis et al compares the outcomes of four distinct efforts to map gentrification from Philadelphia, Seattle, Los Angeles and Portland.

Read the blog here


New posts on Urban Blog

Saving America's Cities book cover

Book review: Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age

By Lizabeth Cohen and reviewed by Andrew Riely

Lizabeth Cohen’s Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age challenges the accepted narrative, using Ed Logue, an influential planner whose legacy has largely been obscured by Moses’ large shadow.

Read more book reviews on the Urban Studies blog.



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