Environment & Urbanization

World leading environmental and urban studies journal
Current issue: Conflict and violence in 21st century cities

Current issue: Conflict and violence in 21st century cities

The current issue points to a paradigm shift in the overall approach on how to manage violence in cities, as violence in cities across Africa, Asia and Latin America is here to stay and can no longer be seen as a problem which can be challenged and overcome through development programmes.

This issue also reflects on aspects which have gained importance in the last decade, including the dramatic increase in conflict in urban areas with many cities now being primary sites for warfare.

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Book notes

Based on seven case studies, Building Together gives a personal reflection of successes and struggles of advocacy, architecture and planning, and citizen engagement projects in Africa, Europe and the Americas.

Roger Katan and Ronald Shiffman provide readers with an in-depth understanding of how their practices and encounters with communities have challenged them to move from the conventional form of architecture with a largely aristocratic view that was common in the 1960s towards a deeply people-centred form of practising their profession.

The ecological feminists Maria Mies and Vandana Shiva have published a second edition of their widely known book after 20 years, once again fighting passive consumerism and social decay with a straightforward and radical analysis of patriarchal structures that reflects and re-envisions their model of subsistence.

Latest blogs

Wednesday, 19 November is the second World Toilet Day, organised by the United Nations. The 2014 theme is 'Equality and dignity'.
The IPCC's Fifth Assessment gets the importance of understanding and acting on urbanisation.
Achieving universal access to sanitation is going to take a lot. In the urban context, high residential densities and extremely low incomes add to the challenge. New approaches will be required, and partnerships between organised communities and their local governments are going to be key. 

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Sister journals

E&U has two sister journals, focusing on Latin America and Asia:

E & U Latin AmericaEnvironment and Urbanization Asia