Environment & Urbanization

World leading environmental and urban studies journal
E and U April 2021 cover detail

 

Current issue: Education for learning and inclusive development

This issue explores education in urban areas, which has a major, complex role in promoting both inclusive development and social exclusion. The papers that focus on education as a driver of inclusive development address childcare services for informal female workers; a massive open online course on water and sanitation in lower-income areas; a school merger in Kingston, Jamaica; and responsive architectural education in Jhenaidah, Bangladesh. Meanwhile, the papers that tackle education’s role in fostering inequality examine the shadow education system in China; the exclusion of migrant students in Beijing; and the challenges of accessing education during the COVID-19 pandemic in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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Book notes

According to its introduction, Kids at Work “is the first book to look at the participation of child street vendors in the United States” (page 3). These children are often US citizens working with their undocumented Mexican or Central American parents, selling tamales, cold drinks, and other food from mobile carts or prams. There are over 50,000 street vendors in Los Angeles.

This design-focused book proposes a utopian “City of Refugees” that would actually encompass four cities of refuge on four continents. The aspiration is to create a “new, global multi-ethnic society based upon justice and tolerance: a city conceived as being economically viable in a sustainable, net zero environment. The proposed cities take on the status of a Nation State with their own passports.” (page 14)

Latest blogs

Which factors determine whether a city makes it onto the list of the world’s fastest growing cities? In the latest in a series focusing on the transition to a predominantly urban world, David Satterthwaite takes a closer look.
In the latest in our series of blogs and interviews focusing on the transition to a predominantly urban world, David Satterthwaite looks at community-driven data collection and mapping.
In the latest in our series of blogs and interviews about the transition to a predominantly urban world, David Satterthwaite discusses the vast gaps in city data, and explains why planning, governing and servicing cities calls for data that is broken down into city and sub-city level.

Sister journal

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

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