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

This book is a detailed account of how an affordable, low-impact cohousing scheme was conceived, negotiated, designed, financed and built in Leeds (in the UK). The negotiations over getting land, as well as the design, financing and legal aspects, took far longer than the actual construction, and the account of the challenges that had to be faced will be valuable to others committed to such housing. This account is also located within a discussion of what this kind of local innovation can contribute to addressing larger local, city and global social and ecological challenges.

Managing Systems of Secondary Cities is a path-breaking and original report on the relevant role secondary cities – particularly those in low- and middle-income countries – have and will have as the world completes its urban transition.

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