Environment & Urbanization

World leading environmental and urban studies journal
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Current issue: Rethinking urbanization and economic development

This issue explores new perspectives on the links between urbanization and economic development.

It brings together papers tackling the measurement of urban growth in Africa; land value capture in South Korea; links between the built form of unplanned settlements and socioeconomic status in Mozambique; the effect of property rights on income generation in Angola; connections between informal settlement dwelling and running informal enterprises in Indonesia; and the linking of existing research on entrepreneurship and business studies with urban geography.



Book notes

This is a very fine, very detailed and beautifully presented comparative study of six cities – London, New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Delhi, Mumbai – each of them among the world’s largest cities, each part of a functioning democracy, each with successes and failures. Each with long and complex histories including histories of planning and land use management.

DIY Urbanism in Africa: Politics and Practice engages with the fascinating topic of DIY urbanism and draws on cases from sub-Saharan Africa to explore both the practical and political processes that African urban residents are employing to organize and navigate their lives in the city.

Latest blogs

When urban specialist David Satterthwaite was handed a list of Asia’s fastest growing cities he didn’t recognise any of them, while the list of those with the largest annual increases in population was very familiar. Why was that?
Is the valuable technology expertise of the urban poor being overlooked? Guest blogger Antarin Chakrabarty calls for greater awareness using surprising (to some) examples from his work during an ambitious, state-wide slum upgrading programme.
Guest blogger Antarin Chakrabarty continues his tales of data discoveries made in the course of his work in the Indian state of Odisha during its ambitious slum upgrading programme.

Sister journal

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

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