Latest Urban Studies news 3/4/23

3 Apr 2023, 10:36 a.m.

New issue out now

The April 2023 issue (Volume 60, Issue 5) of Urban Studies is now available online. Read the full issue here. Articles include:

To move forward, we must look back: White supremacy at the base of urban studies debates paper by Miguel Angel Montalva Barba 

Miguel Montalva Barba shows how whiteness is at the base of the urban question and its consequences by looking at the scholarly trajectory of the first sociologists of colour trained at the Chicago School.


Regressive revenue sourcing by local governments by Thai V Le and Matthew M Young 

Results from Thai V Le and Matthew Young's latest study suggest a discriminatory and regressive revenue sourcing by local governments in California that further perpetuates racial inequality and poverty.


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Examining the long-term influence of New Deal era redlining on contemporary gentrification by Joseph Gibbons

Findings from Joseph Gibbons' latest study on New Deal Era redlining encourage greater consideration to the role of racist governmental policies in determining when gentrification will occur.


Beyond the pale: Fencing off parks for festivals critical commentary by Andrew Smith

Beyond the pale? Andrew Smith argues that temporary fences have enduring effects on parks and public spaces by discouraging everyday use in this Open Access critical commentary.


Making sense of segregation: Transitional thinking and contested space by Joanne Murphy  and Sara McDowell

Joanne Murphy and Sara McDowell's open access article draws on data from a wider project on community commemoration in Northern Ireland, which explored movement in contested spaces.


New book reviews on Urban Blog

Reimagining Sustainable Cities book cover

Book review: Reimagining Sustainable Cities: Strategies for Designing Greener, Healthier, More Equitable Communities

reviewed by Keith Pezzoli

"Reimagining Sustainable Cities by Stephen M Wheeler and Christina D Rosan provides a much needed, holistically integrative, overview of sustainability strategies for designing greener, more just, resilient, adaptable and climate friendly communities."

Read more book reviews on the Urban Studies blog.


IIHS Urban Fellows Programme - Admissions Open for 2023-2024

The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) invites applications for the eighth iteration of the Urban Fellows Programme (UFP) 2023-24. Read our post for further details here or find out more on the IIHS website here.


IIHS Urban Fellows Programme poster



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