Latest Urban Studies news 31/07/23

31 Jul 2023, 10:50 a.m.

New issue out now

The August 2023 issue (Volume 60 Issue 10) of Urban Studies Journal is now available online. Read the full issue here

Articles include:

Defining ‘metropolitan’ poverty: Isolation gradients in major US urban areas by Scott William Hegerty

Scott William Hegerty compares 'isolation gradients' in 2000 and 2015-19 in the United States.


Temporary populations and sociospatial polarisation in the short-term city by Barbara Brollo and Filippo Celata

Study from Barbara Brollo and Filippo Celata contributes to recent attempts to investigate how the inflow of temporary populations produces effects at urban and sub-urban scales.


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A performing arts centre for whom? Rethinking the architect as negotiator of urban imaginaries by Inge Goudsmit and Maria Kaika Nanke Verloo

How do architects negotiate urban politics? Goudsmit, Kaika and Verloo juxtapose imaginaries of different stakeholders in a controversy around the design of the Taipei Performing Arts Centre by OMA's Rem Koolhaas.

Read the accompanying blog post here.


The heterogeneous impacts of widespread upzoning: Lessons from Auckland, New Zealand by Ka Shing Cheung, Paavo Monkkonen and Chung Yim Yiu

Ka Shing Cheung, Paavo Monkkonen and Chung Yim Yiu use appraisal, census and zoning data to evaluate the heterogeneous impacts of the Auckland Unitary Plan. 


New book reviews on Urban Blog

City of Shadows book cover

Internal other: Re-imagined class in urban spaces

City of Shadows reviewed by Sankar Varma

"Through laying down a firm ground of in-depth review of literature’s facilitating enhanced conceptual clarity, Supriya RoyChowdhury unveils the precarity of informal workers, through taking the special case of the city Bangalore in her latest book City of Shadows: Slums and Informal Work in Bangalore."

Dream States book cover

Book review: Dream States: Smart Cities, Technology, and the Pursuit of Urban Utopias

reviewed by Giulia Belloni

"Overall, the book accomplishes the goals set out in the introduction by the author in an elegant way, striking the right balance between complexity and streamlined explanation, making for an enticing read as well as a great primer to the multifaceted questions posed by the introduction of new technologies in the urban landscape."

Read more book reviews on the Urban Studies blog.


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