Latest Urban Studies news 27/02/23

27 Feb 2023, 8:55 a.m.

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Urban energy landscape in practice: Architecture, infrastructure and the material culture of cooling in post-reform Chongqing, China by Madlen Kobi

This article is for the forthcoming Special Issue: Thermal Control, Governance and Health in Urban Asia.

This open access Special Issue article from Madlen Kobi traces the history of heat mitigation in Chongqing since the 1950s.


Degrowth is coming to town: What can it learn from critical perspectives on urban transport? By Wojciech Kębłowski

This article is for the forthcoming Special Issue: Urbanizing degrowth: towards a radical spatial degrowth agenda for future cities.

This new special issue study from Wojciech Kębłowski shows that fare abolition or FFPT can advance an agenda of inter- and intra-municipal solidarity, working towards socio-spatial justice.


‘London is avocado on toast’: The urban imaginaries of the #LondonIsOpen campaign by Edanur Yazici, Karim Murji, Michael Keith, Steve Pile, John Solomos and Ying Wang

Yazici et al's open access article examines the production, representations, and reactions to the #LondonIsOpen campaign.


Zoonotic urbanisation: multispecies urbanism and the rescaling of urban epidemiology by Matthew Gandy

Matthew Gandy's open access debates paper argues that the conceptual field of Zoonotic Urbanisation provides an analytical entry point for understanding the emergent "triple crisis" of climate crisis, biodiversity loss, and global health threats.


When Bookchin faces Bourdieu. French ‘weak’ municipalism, legitimation crisis and zombie political parties by Vincent Béal, Nicolas Maisetti, Gilles Pinson and Max Rousseau

This article is for the forthcoming Special Issue: Municipalist strategy in crisis?

This latest Special Issue paper from Béal, Maisetti, Pinson and underlines the unfinished nature of the New Municipalism revolution.


New Reviews on Urban Blog

Creating Chinese Urbanism book cover

Book review: Creating Chinese Urbanism: Urban Revolution and Governance Changes

By Fulong Wu and reviewed by Junxi Qian

“Creating Chinese Urbanism is a genuinely compelling book.”

Read more book reviews on the Urban Studies blog.


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