Environment & Urbanization

World leading environmental and urban studies journal
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Current issue: Addressing urban inequalities I: Co-creating pathways through research and practice

This special issue brings together papers from sites of action in Mumbai, Freetown, Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro, Cali, and networks in Latin America & Asia. The papers share original research, practices, experiences and theoretical reflections about the construction of pathways towards urban equality. Although operating in distinctive and diverse ways and sites, these pathways all invite us to reflect on the ways in which the different dimensions of urban equality are advanced, and to interrogate both urban planning practices and knowledge production processes. Some of these papers were produced under the international research programme Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality (KNOW), which reinforces an overall focus in this issue on questions of the co-production of actionable and transformative knowledge.



Book notes

Crankshaw’s volume builds on earlier work to provide a comprehensive analysis of economic and social inequality in Johannesburg. This argument in this new book centres on Crankshaw’s interrogation of two dominant theories that have emerged in Europe and the United States to explain observed changes in urban-based labour market opportunities, and then moves to report on and analyse changes in Johannesburg’s residential neighbourhoods.

Léo Heller was the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation for the United Nations (UN) between 2014 and 2020.

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E&U's sister journal  Medio Ambiente y Urbanizacion focusses on Latin America

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