Latest Urban Studies news 29/06/20

29 Jun 2020, 1:49 p.m.

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Does the neighbourhood matter for neighbourhood satisfaction? A meta-analysis by Zachary Neal

Can changes to a neighbourhood's built or social environment meaningfully improve residents' neighbourhood satisfaction? 

Read the accompanying blog post here.


Neighbourhoods, networks and unemployment: The role of neighbourhood disadvantage and local networks in taking up work by Leen Vandecasteele and Anette Eva Fasang

An examination of how social networks and neighbourhood disadvantage jointly affect unemployed individuals' likelihood of re-entering employment.


Examining building age, rental housing and price filtering for affordability in Melbourne, Australia by Matthew Palm, Katrina Eve Raynor, Georgia Warren-Myers

New study by Palm et al examines the characteristics of naturally occurring affordable housing in Melbourne, Australia.


Data-driven governance, smart urbanism and risk-class inequalities: Security and social credit in China by Dean Curran, Alan Smart

This article is part of the fortcoming Special issue: Worlding smart cities: Towards global comparative research.

Contributing to the politicisation of smart urbanism and data-driven governance, Curran and Smart propose risk-class analysis as a useful critical toolbox.


Locating the public interest in mega infrastructure planning: The case of Sydney’s WestConnex by Glen Searle, Crystal Legacy

Questioning the role governments can play in advocating for existing public interest issues like environmental sustainability.


Co-Creation as an agonistic practice in the favela of Santa Marta, Rio de Janeiro by Juliet Carpenter, Christina Horvath, Ben Spencer

Carpenter et al argue the growing need for collaborative knowledge production with communities.


On whose land is the city to be built? Farmers, donors and the urban land question in Beira city, Mozambique by Murtah Shannon, Kei Otsuki, Annelies Zoomers, Mayke Kaag

Shannon et al argue the need for a substantive land rights agenda that focuses on the universal land question over urbanism and rurality.


‘Dark’ cities: The role of interdisciplinary work in learning and supporting marginal city spaces by Alexandra Halligey 

Latest article from Halligey considers Harold Johnson's (Hariwe) 2014-2016 research project on 'Dark City', Johannesburg. 


The association between residential housing prices, bicycle infrastructure and ridership volumes by Lindsey Conrow, Siân Mooney, Elizabeth A Wentz

Conrow et al use measures of infrastructure and ridership to evaluate the relationship between bicycling infrastructure and real estate values in Tempe, Arizona.




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