Latest Urban Studies news 28/06/21

28 Jun 2021, 11:51 a.m.

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The contingency of neighbourhood diversity: Variation of social context using mobile phone application data by Wenfei Xu

Xu explores the hypothesis that a diverse residential context does not lead to diverse social contact.


Urban rhythms in a small home: COVID-19 as a mechanism of exception Jenny Preece, Kim McKee, David Robinson, John Flint

This article is part of the forthcoming special issue: Urban public health emergencies and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Data from Preece et al's latest special issue article shows that the COVID-19 lockdown has intensified existing pressures of living in a smaller home, whilst constraining coping strategies.

Read the accompanying blog post How daily life in small homes changed during COVID-19 here.


Cities in a post-COVID world critical commentary by Richard Florida, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Michael Storper

New critical commentary from Florida et al argues that the pandemic is unlikely to significantly alter the 'winner-take-all' economic geography and spatial inequality of the global city system.

Read the accompanying blog post here.


Making and unmaking masculinities in Cairo through sonic infrastructural violence by Maria Frederika Malmström

This article is part of the forthcoming special issue: Infrastructural stigma and urban vulnerability

Malmström explores the Egyptian state's production of masculinities in relation to home and displacement with a focus on sonic infrastructures.


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