Latest Urban Studies news 30/10/23

30 Oct 2023, 7:23 a.m.

New issue out now

The November 2023 special issue, Public Transport as Public Space (Volume 60 Issue 15), of Urban Studies Journal is now available online. Read the full issue here


Articles include:

A bus as a compressed public space: Everyday multiculturalism in Milan by Martina Bovo, Paola Briata and Massimo Bricocoli

Bovo, Briata and Bricocoli's latest study argues that the compressed and mobile space of public transport is an observation point to investigate everyday negotiations of difference in the city.


Public space on the move: Mediating mobility, stillness and encounter on a Cape Town bus by Bradley Rink

This paper from Bradley Link highlights the myriad ways that urban public space on the move is mediated, negotiated and controlled through rules of conduct


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Public transport as public space: Introduction by Tauri Tuvikene, Wladimir Sgibnev, Wojciech Kȩbłowski and Jason Finch

Tuvikene et al introduce the Special Issue on Public Transport as Public Space and stress the need to expand existing perspectives on public space by embracing mobile spaces such as public transport.


Public spaces of transport as mobile public spheres and atmospheric publics by Mimi Sheller

In this commentary on the Special Issue, Public Transport as Public Space, Mimi Sheller reflects on what we can learn from these new studies as a public sphere and as an atmospheric public constellation.


Editors Featured Articles

Read this quarter's Editors’ Featured Articles, which are available free access on a temporary basis.

Each year, Urban Studies publishes around 170 articles advancing the field of urban knowledge. To further promote and facilitate the work of urban scholars we offer Editors’ Featured Articles, which will be accessible via the Urban Studies Online website. Editors’ Featured Articles makes a range of articles that have been recently published available to access for free on a temporary basis. Featured articles will be updated every quarter.


The caring city? A critical reflection on Barcelona’s municipal experiments in care and the commons by Angelina Kussy, David Palomera, and Daniel Silver

Angelina Kussy et al outline a research agenda for studying care and the city through an engagement with Barcelona En Comu's experiments in this special issue paper.


New municipalism in South America? Developing theory from experiences in Argentina and Chile by Emilia Arpini, Alexander Panez, Andrew Cumbers, and Bethia Pearson

This special issue article from Emilia Arpini et al argues that municipalism can be more extensively theorised by incorporating the concept of territory.


New book reviews on Urban Blog

Book review: Territorial Capacity and Inclusion: Co-creating a Public Space with Teenagers

reviewed by Diogo Guedes Vidal

"In a rapidly evolving world where the voices of our youth are increasingly crucial in shaping the cities of tomorrow, this book stands as a beacon of insight and inspiration."

Book review: Rubbish Belongs to the Poor: Hygienic Enclosure and the Waste Commons

reviewed by Taenaz Shakir

"In his book, Rubbish Belongs to the Poor: Hygienic Enclosure and the Waste Commons, writer-anthropologist Patrick O’Hare presents a comprehensive ethnographic study on Uruguayan waste pickers and their close connection to the landfill."

Read more book reviews on the Urban Studies blog.


Urban News

IIHS PhD Workshop and Urban ARC 2024

The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) invites applications for the tenth iteration of its annual PhD Workshop held from 9-11 January 2024, and submissions to the seventh edition of their annual research conference, Urban ARC, that will be held from 16-18 January 2024. Both events will be held virtually and in person at the IIHS Bengaluru City Campus.

For further details see here.


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