Latest Urban Studies news 03/02/20

3 Feb 2020, 1:04 p.m.

Latest articles on OnlineFirst

A regional growth ecology, a great wall of capital and a metropolitan housing market by David Ley 

Ley examines the globalisation of property in gateway cities, and its contribution to house price inflation in Vancouver.


Investigating China’s Mid-Yangtze River economic growth region using a spatial network growth model by Shuai Shi, Kathy Pain

Policy should encourage cross-territorial institutional cooperation to promote capital network organising capacity, argue Shi and Pain.

Read the blog here


Foreigners as gentrifiers and tourists in a Mexican historic district by David Navarrete Escobedo

This article is part of the forthcoming Special issue: Transnational gentrification

New Special Issue article argues that transnational gentrification leads to a heritage-led transnationalisation of real estate.


Adding new narratives to the urban imagination: An introduction to ‘New directions of urban studies in China’ by Fulong Wu

This article is part of the forthcoming Special issue: New directions of urban studies in China

Special Issue introduction by Fulong Wu rethinks surprising findings from empirical research in Chinese cities and contribute to theoretical understandings of urbanisation beyond contextual particularities 


What’s so special about character? by Mario A. Fernandez, Shane L. Martin

Results from study by Fernandez and Martin reveal a demand shift from the protections of special character areas toward flexibility on the development options of land in Auckland, New Zealand.


New book review on Urban Blog

 Making Our Neighborhoods cover

Book review: Making Our Neighborhoods, Making Our Selves

by George C Galster and reviewed by David Manley

"This is an ambitious volume, bringing together over four decades of urban inquiry into housing, neighbourhoods, residential mobility and neighbourhood effects."



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