Latest Urban Studies news 28/03/22

28 Mar 2022, 1:07 p.m.

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How tenants’ reactions to rent increases affect displacement: An interactionist approach to gentrification by Moritz Rinn, Jan Wehrheim and Lena Wiese

Latest article from Rinn et al explores how residents of the gentrifying district Altona-Alstadt in Hamburg deal with situations of rent increases.


Towards a constructed order of co-governance: Understanding the state–society dynamics of neighbourhood collaborative responses to COVID-19 in urban China by Zhilin Liu, Sainan Lin, Tingting Lu, Yue Shen, Sisi Liang

This article is part of the forthcoming Special issue: Urban public health emergencies and the COVID-19 pandemic

New Special Issue study from Zhilin Liu et al reveals a pattern of collaborative rather than confrontational dynamics between resident committees and other stakeholders during pandemic responses.


Book review: The Making of the Banlieue: An Ethnography of Space, Identity and Violence by Simone van de Wetering

“This is a must-read for anyone interested in the question of urban inequality in France, violence in the banlieues and more generally the complex relationship between ‘the state’ and its citizens.”


Book review: The Anti-Back City: Police Terror and Black Urban Life in Brazil by Luisa G Melo

“Nascimento (2021) claimed that Brazil’s history needs to be written by black hands, and The Anti-Black City: Police Terror and Black Urban Life in Brazil makes an essential contribution to writing this history from an overlooked perspective.”


Book review: Metropolitan Governance in Latin America by Sören Scholvin

Metropolitan Governance in Latin America, edited by Alejandra Trejo Nieto and Jose Niño Amézquita, examines the realities and practices of metropolitan governance in Latin America, and uncovers how this influences the availability and quality of public services.”


Book review: A Feminist Urban Theory for Our Time: Rethinking Social Reproduction and the Urban by Andrea Urbina-Julio

“Why is this book appropriate for planning and urban studies? Mainly because it reflects on social reproduction in the daily life of urban spaces, gathering essential questions on the relationship between capitalism, urban form and social reproduction.”


Books available for review

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