Environment & Urbanization

World leading environmental and urban studies journal

Sample papers: Most cited, downloaded and tweeted

Below are links to papers that are the most cited and among the most popular downloads from Environment and Urbanization; the full text of nearly all of these can be freely accessed through the online edition at http://eandu.sagepub.com.

Most cited

All the papers below have at least 350 citations in publications included in Google Scholar; the paper on ecological footprints by William Rees has more than 2,200 citations in Google Scholar.

Allen, Adriana (2003), Environmental planning and management of the peri-urban interface: perspectives on an emerging field

Appadurai, Arjun (2001), Deep democracy: urban governmentality and the horizon of politics

Budds, Jessica and Gordon McGranahan (2003), Are the debates on water privatisation missing the point? Experiences from Africa, Asia and Latin America

Chambers, Robert (1995), Poverty and livelihoods: whose reality counts?

Dodman, David (2009), Blaming cities for climate change? An analysis of urban greenhouse gas emissions inventories

McGranahan, Gordon, Deborah Balk and Bridget Anderson (2007), The rising tide: assessing the risks of climate change and human settlements in low elevation coastal zones

Rees, William E (1992), Ecological footprints and appropriated carrying capacity: what urban economics leaves out

Sassen, Saskia (2002), Locating cities on global circuits

Satterthwaite, David (2008), Cities’ contribution to global warming: notes on the allocation of greenhouse gas emissions

Tacoli, Cecilia (1998), Rural-urban interactions: a guide to the literature

Wratten, Ellen (1995), Conceptualizing urban poverty

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Most cited on Asia

The following are the most cited papers on Asia other than those listed under "Most cited papers". All have at least 120 citations in Google Scholar.

 
 
 
Burra, Sundar, Sheela Patel and Thomas Kerr (2003), Community-designed, built and managed toilet blocks in Indian cities
 
 
 
Patel, Sheela, Celine d’Cruz and Sundar Burra (2002), Beyond evictions in a global city: people-managed resettlement in Mumbai
 

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Most cited on Africa

The following are the most cited papers on Africa other than those listed under "Most cited papers". All have at least 120 citations in Google Scholar.

Douglas, Ian, Kurshid Alam, Maryanne Maghenda, Yasmin Mcdonnell, Louise Mclean and Jack Campbell (2008), Unjust waters: climate change, flooding and the urban poor in Africa
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Most cited on Latin America

The following are the most cited papers on Latin America other than those listed under "Most cited papers". All have at least 120 citations in Google Scholar.

Hardoy, Jorgelina and Gustavo Pandiella (2009), Urban poverty and vulnerability to climate change in Latin America

 
 
 
 
 

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Most popular downloads

These papers have had more than 19,000 full text downloads each.

Budds, Jessica and Gordon McGranahan (2003), Are the debates on water privatization missing the point? Experiences from Africa, Asia and Latin America

Chambers, Robert (1995), Poverty and livelihoods: whose reality counts?

Kelly, Philip F (1998), The politics of urban–rural relations: land use conversion in the Philippines

Kenworthy, Jeffrey R (2006), The eco-city: ten key transport and planning dimensions for sustainable city development

Knoflacher, Hermann (2006), A new way to organize parking: the way to a successful sustainable transport system for the future

McGranahan, Gordon, Deborah Balk and Bridget Anderson (2007), The rising tide: assessing the risks of climate change and human settlements in low elevation coastal zones

Newman, Peter (1996), Reducing automobile dependence

Newman, Peter (2006), The environmental impact of cities

Rees, William E (1992), Ecological footprints and appropriated carrying capacity: what urban economics leaves out

Wratten, Ellen (1995), Conceptualizing urban poverty

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Most downloaded on climate change

These are the most downloaded papers on climate change other than those listed under “Most downloaded papers”. They have had more than 10,000 full text downloads each.

 
Douglas, Ian, Kurshid Alam, Maryanne Maghenda, Yasmin Mcdonnell, Louise Mclean and Jack Campbell (2008), Unjust waters: climate change, flooding and the urban poor in Africa
 
Hoornweg, Daniel, Lorraine Sugar and Claudia Lorena Trejos Gomez (2011), Cities and greenhouse gas emissions: moving forward
 
 
 
 
Wackernagel, Mathis, Justin Kitzes, Dan Moran, Steven Goldfinger and Mary Thomas (2006), The Ecological Footprint of cities and regions: comparing resource availability with resource demand

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Most downloaded on housing and land

These are the most downloaded papers on housing and land other than those listed under “Most downloaded papers”. They have had more than 8,000 full text downloads each.

Burra, Sundar (2005), Towards a pro-poor framework for slum upgrading in Mumbai, India

 
 

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Most downloaded on youth

These are the most downloaded papers on children and young people other than those listed under “Most downloaded papers”. They have had more than 9,000 full text downloads each.

 
 
 
Minujin, Alberto, Enrique Delamonica, Alejandra Davidziuk and Edward D Gonzalez (2006), The definition of child poverty: a discussion of concepts and measurements

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Most downloaded on water, sanitation and waste

These are the most downloaded papers on water, sanitation and waste other than those listed under “Most downloaded papers”. They have had more than 7,000 full text downloads each.

Allen, Adriana, Julio D Dávila and Pascale Hofmann (2006), The peri-urban water poor: citizens or consumers?

Burra, Sundar, Sheela Patel and Thomas Kerr (2003), Community-designed, built and managed toilet blocks in Indian cities

Hanchett, Suzanne, Shireen Akhter, Mohidul Hoque Khan, Stephen Mezulianik and Vicky Blagbrough (2003), Water, sanitation and hygiene in Bangladeshi slums: an evaluation of the WaterAid– Bangladesh urban programme

Muller, Mike (2007), Adapting to climate change: water management for urban resilience

Satterthwaite, David, Diana Mitlin and Sheridan Bartlett (2015), Is it possible to reach low-income urban dwellers with good-quality sanitation?

 

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Most downloaded on urban agriculture

These are the most downloaded papers on urban agriculture other than those listed under “Most downloaded papers”. They have had more than 6,700 full text downloads each.

 
 
Losada, H, H Martínez, J Vieyra, R Pealing, R Zavala and J Cortés (1998), Urban agriculture in the metropolitan zone of Mexico City: changes over time in urban, suburban and peri-urban areas
 
 

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Most downloaded on health

These are the most downloaded papers on health other than those listed under “Most downloaded papers”. They have had more than 6,800 full text downloads each.

Jacobi, Pedro, Denise Baena Segura and Marianne Kjellén (1999), Governmental responses to air pollution: summary of a study of the implementation of rodízio in São Paulo

Kenzer, Marina (1999), Healthy cities: a guide to the literature

Kjellstrom, Tord and Susan Mercado (2008), Towards action on social determinants for health equity in urban settings

Sverdlik, Alice (2011), Ill-health and poverty: a literature review on health in informal settlements

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Most downloaded on rural-urban linkages 

These are the most downloaded papers on rural-urban linkages, including migration, other than those listed under “Most downloaded papers”. They have had more than 7,400 full text downloads each.

Afsar, Rita (1999), Rural-urban dichotomy and convergence: emerging realities in Bangladesh

Chant, Sylvia (1998), Households, gender and rural-urban migration: reflections on linkages and considerations for policy

Smit, Warren (1998), The rural linkages of urban households in Durban, South Africa

Tacoli, Cecilia (1998), Rural-urban interactions: a guide to the literature

Tacoli, Cecilia (2003), The links between urban and rural development

Tacoli, Cecilia (2009), Crisis or adaptation? Migration and climate change in a context of high mobility

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Most downloaded on poverty and exclusion

These are the most downloaded papers on urban poverty and exclusion other than those listed under “Most downloaded papers”. They have had more than 6,000 full text downloads each.

Alder, Graham (1995), Tackling poverty in Nairobi's informal settlements: developing an institutional strategy

Amis, Philip (2000), Urban economic growth, infrastructure and poverty in India: lessons from VisakhapatnamAnzorena, Jorge et al. (1998), Reducing urban poverty; some lessons from experience

Beall, Jo (2002), Globalization and social exclusion in cities: framing the debate with lessons from Africa and Asia

Bhan, Gautam (2009), “This is no longer the city I once knew”. Evictions, the urban poor and the right to the city in millennial Delhi

Christian M Rogerson (1996), Urban poverty and the informal economy in South Africa’s economic heartland

Escobar Latapí, Agustín and Mercedes González de la Rocha (1995), Crisis, restructuring and urban poverty in Mexico

Hardoy, Jorgelina and Gustavo Pandiella (2009), Urban poverty and vulnerability to climate change in Latin America

Henry-Lee, Aldrie (2005), The nature of poverty in the garrison constituencies in Jamaica

Mitlin, Diana (2001), Civil society and urban poverty - examining complexity

Satterthwaite, David (2003), The Millennium Development Goals and urban poverty reduction: great expectations and nonsense statistics

Swaminathan, Madhura (1995), Aspects of urban poverty in Bombay

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Most downloaded on violence

These are the most downloaded papers on urban violence and insecurity other than those listed under “Most downloaded papers”. They have had more than 6,000 full text downloads each.

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Most downloaded on planning and governance

These are the most downloaded papers on urban planning and governance other than those listed under “Most downloaded papers”. They have had more than 7,000 full text downloads each.

 
Connolly, Priscilla (1999), Mexico City: Our common future?
 
 
 
 

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Most tweeted

All the papers below have been tweeted about by at least 15 people; the paper on African urban fantasies by Vanessa Watson has been the subject of over 40 tweets.
 
 
García Márquez, Gabriel (1993), The river of our life
 
McGranahan, Gordon, Daniel Schensul and Gayatri Singh (2016), Inclusive urbanization: Can the 2030 Agenda be delivered without it?
 
 
Satterthwaite, David, Diana Mitlin and Sheridan Bartlett (2015), Is it possible to reach low-income urban dwellers with good-quality sanitation?
 

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Classic articles

(Including those by Nobel Laureates, Ministers and Presidents)

García Márquez, Gabriel (1993), The river of our life

Lula da Silva, Luiz Inácio, Cassiana Rosa de Castro, Sueli de Fátima Machado, Alveci Oliveira de Orato Santos, Luiz Tarcísio Teixeira Ferreira, Paulo Teixeira, Marta Suplicy and Olívio Dutra (2003), The Programme for Land Tenure Legalization on Public Land in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sisulu, Lindiwe (2006), Partnerships between government and slum/shack dwellers’  federations

Rabinovitch, Jonas (1992), Curitiba: towards sustainable urban development

Yapi-Diahou, Alphonse (1995), The informal housing sector in the metropolis of Abidjan, Ivory Coast

NGO Profile (1995), Orangi Pilot Project
(NB An expanded and much updated profile of the Orangi Pilot Project’s work by Arif Hasan was published in Environment and Urbanization, Vol 18, No 2, pages 451–480)

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