Latest Urban Studies news 28/2/22

28 Feb 2022, 10:14 a.m.

New issue out now

The March issue (59/4) of Urban Studies Journal is now available online. Read the full issue here. Articles include:

Anchoring the social economy at the metropolitan scale: Findings from the Liverpool City Region debates paper by Matthew Thompson, Alan Southern and Helen Heap

Thompson, Southern and Heap’s debates paper revisits debates on the contribution of the social economy to urban economic development.


Mind the rent gap: Blackstone, housing investment and the reordering of urban rent surfaces by Brett Christophers

Christophers argues that the urban rent gap is a paradoxical phenomenon.


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Interlocal interactions, municipal boundaries and water and wastewater expenditure in city-regions by Agustin Leon-Moreta and Vittoria Totaro

New findings from Leon-Moreta and Totaro connect theories of boundary change with systems of interlocal cooperation that support water and wastewater functions in urban regions.

Read the accompanying blog post here.


The financialisation of floor space, Mumbai 1880–2015 by Sukriti Issar

Issar's new article explores how a history of building regulations can advance comparative urbanism.


Exodus in the American metropolis: Predicting Black population decline in Chicago neighbourhoods by Michael Snidal, Magda Maaoui and Tyler Haupert

Latest article from Snidal, Maaoui and Haupert seeks to answer the research question: which neighbourhood characteristics predict Black exodus in Chicago?


Job opportunity: Reviews Editor

Urban Studies is looking to appoint a new Reviews Editor. Candidates should be active urban researchers with innovative ideas on ways to develop the reviews section - in print and through social media.

For further information please read the Job Description

To apply, please complete the application form and return to Ruth Harkin. 

Closing date for applications: 4 March 2022.


Books available for review

If you are interested in reviewing a book for Urban Studies, please also check the list of books currently available for review here before getting in touch with our Reviews Editor, Dr Lazaros Karaliotas.


If you would like to promote an upcoming event or job opportunity related to the field of urban studies or submit a book review or blog post responding to one of our articles for consideration, please get in touch via the Contact Us page.



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