Environment & Urbanization

World leading environmental and urban studies journal

Book notes

While physical battles have conventionally been waged in large open spaces, today’s wars are neither conventional nor neatly geographically demarcated.

Broken Cities talks to housing need in the global North and South. While not intended to be published to coincide with COVID-19, the pandemic highlights the significance of housing quality for wellbeing. This is a scholarly text, in terms of the depth of referencing and data analysis.

From the ground up is a provocative and searching call to arms for the humanitarian sector. It acknowledges that this sector has long been committed, at least rhetorically, to localization of aid.

This collection brings together four new essays and links them to papers previously published in the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research on the topic of language in cities.

Power and informality interact in complex ways in urban shelter provision. This briefing is based on a study of three East African cities: Nairobi, Hawassa and Mogadishu.

This bilingual book is several things at once. It’s a photography collection, with over 100 vibrant photos documenting the case study cities of Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) and London (UK). It’s an interview series, with a few chapters by academics but mostly told through the voices of activists.

The New Urban Agenda (NUA) is one of the major global frameworks seeking to inform urban development policies and practice.

Humanitarian responses to urban crises are focusing increasingly on integrated programming and area-based approaches.

This book responds to a perceived gap in scholarship on housing styles in Middle Eastern cities.

Author Mirjana Lozanovska sets out the premise of Migrant Housing early on (page 2): “In this book, empirical research on the migrant houses in two sites – the village of Zavoj in the Republic of Macedonia, as a place of emigration, and the city of Melbourne, Australia, as city of immigration

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