Latest Urban Studies news 27/06/22

27 Jun 2022, 10:03 a.m.

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African urbanisation at the confluence of informality and climate change by Brandon Marc Finn and Patrick Brandful Cobbinah

Latest debates paper by Finn and Cobbinah analyses urban informality in the context of three domains: The informal economy, informal settlements, and the state African urbanism.

Read the accompanying blog post: Climate change and informality as defining features of African urbanisation.


Illiberal smart urbanism? Lessons from the politics of state-led smart securitisation in Miskolc, Hungary Miklós Dürr

Using the case study of Miskolc, Hungary, Dürr analyses the underpinning politics of smart surveillance. 


Interstitiality in the smart city: More than top-down and bottom-up smartness by Ryan Burns and Preston Welker 

Burns and Welker draw on a 5-year study in Calgary, Alberta, examining two actor groups that play an important role in envisioning, implementing and contesting how 'smartness' is framed.  


Books available for review

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