Latest Urban Studies news 27/03/23

27 Mar 2023, 9:48 a.m.

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Settlement policy in an Israeli mixed city: A typology of displacement and its resistance by Yael Shmaryahu-Yeshurun

Latest Open Access study from Yael Shmaryahu-Yeshurun argues that displacement has various manifestations in a state of ethnonational conflict.


Citizen security and urban commuting in Latin America by José Ignacio Giménez-Nadal, Lucía Echeverría and Alberto Molina

Results from Giménez-Nadal et al's latest article suggest that strategies aimed at increasing security can alleviate concerns about neighbourhood crime. 

Read the accompanying blog post here.


Land-use reforms and housing costs: Does allowing for increased density lead to greater affordability? by Christina Stacy, Chris Davis, Yonah Slifkin Freemark, Lydia Lo, Graham MacDonald, Vivian Zheng and Rolf Pendall

New study by Stacy et al finds that land use reforms that loosen restrictions are associated with a statistically significant increase in housing.


How buses alleviate unemployment and poverty: Lessons from a natural experiment in Clayton County, GA by Fei Li and Christopher Kajetan Wyczalkowski

Loss of public bus services can have significant effects on employment and poverty. New natural experiment by Fei Li and Christopher Kajetan Wyczalkowski sheds light on job access and neighbourhood sorting.

Read the accompanying blog post here.


Urbanizing degrowth: Five steps towards a Radical Spatial Degrowth Agenda for planning in the face of climate emergency Maria Kaika, Angelos Varvarousis, Federico Demaria and Hug March

This Open Access article is part of the forthcoming special issue: Urbanizing degrowth: towards a radical spatial degrowth agenda for future cities

Kaika, Varvarousis, Demaria, and March call for the coupling of degrowth with urban studies and planning studies as an academically salient and politically urgent endeavour.


New book reviews on Urban Blog

Urban Informal Settlements book cover

Book review: Urban Informal Settlements: Chengzhongcun and Chinese Urbanism

reviewed by Fanghao Chen

"This book challenges the conventional understanding of Chinese chengzhongcun, treating it as a passive and static area falling behind the rest of the city and calls scholars’ attention to the grassroots level of society."

Urban Gardening as Politics book cover

Urban Climate Politics book cover

Double book review: Urban Gardening as Politics; Urban Climate Politics: Agency and Empowerment

reviewed by Tariro Kamuti

"These two volumes are critical sources of literature for scholars of urban politics in general, followed by urban climate politics and urban agriculture in particular. In addition, practitioners, policymakers and interested parties alike will find these two books to be quite useful resources in shedding light on their coverage of the pertinent issues surrounding urban politics in policy and practice."

Read more book reviews on the Urban Studies blog.



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