Latest Urban Studies news 27/01/20

27 Jan 2020, 12:08 p.m.

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Informal urbanism and the Internet of Things: Reliability, trust and the reconfiguration of infrastructure by Joseph Chambers, James Evans

Examples providing insights into the implications of IoT for everyday urbanisms in informal settlements, and how these insights relate to global smart city debates more widely.


The false promise of homeownership: Homeowner societies in an era of declining access and rising inequality by Rowan Arundel, Richard Ronald

New analyses from Arundel and Ronald exposes contemporary housing market dynamics that appear to enhance inequality and insecurity in the US, UK and Australia.


China’s urban development in context: Variegated geographies of city-regionalism and managing the territorial politics of urban development by Andrew EG Jonas

This article is part of the forthcoming Special Issue: New directions of urban studies in China

Commentary on the variegated role of city regionalism in the internationalisation and domestic management of Chinese state territory and considers how the rise of new city-regional urban forms inside China is transforming the politics of urban development.


New posts on Urban Blog

Urban Political Ecology in the Anthropo-obscene cover

Book review: Urban Political Ecology in the Anthropo-obscene: Interruptions and Possibilities

edited by Henrik Ernstson & Erik Swyngedouw and reviewed by Enora Robin

"Urban Political Ecology in the Anthropo-obscene: Interruptions and Possibilities brings together contributions that interrogate what an emancipatory and radical urban political ecology (UPE) scholarship could look like in the age of the so-called Anthropocene."


Rigour and Rigour Mortis? Planning, calculative rationality, and forces of stability and change by Iain White

New findings unsettle the planner and planning policy as the key agent able to change planning outcomes.

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