Environment & Urbanization

World leading environmental and urban studies journal

Book notes

Asia is urbanizing faster than Europe and North America did in the past, and will continue to have the majority of the world’s megacities (urban agglomeration areas with a population of over 10 million).

Urban Safety and Peacebuilding investigates how to sustain peace in the city, drawing attention to the community-level origins of building peace.

In the global South, there is a pressing need to enable and promote resilience to cope with the chronic stresses and acute shocks associated with urbanization and climate change.

Citizenship and Infrastructure introduces and deploys the concept of “infrastructural citizenship” as a lens through which to understand the everyday practices and identities of citizens, and how these affect and are affected by everyday access to public urban infrastructure.

Men, women and children who are forced to flee their homes often bear the mental or physical scars of conflict. Refugees’ arduous journeys to urban areas and the conditions they encounter there can present further health challenges.

Carving out the Commons develops a theory of the urban commons through an investigation of limited-equity housing cooperatives in Washington, DC.

Vernacular Regeneration deals with urban change, specifically the urban regeneration project underway in Johannesburg’s inner city.

Urban Geopolitics aims to bring geopolitics into the mainstream of urban studies to enhance an understanding of cities as contested nexus points of social, spatial and political change.

The Act of Living is a life study of two men, 49-year-old Haile and 39-year-old Ibrahim, from Arada, Addis Ababa. Haile and Ibrahim grew up “in secure poverty”, in circumstances that meant they spent plenty of time on the streets from a young age.

South-South Development investigates the current resurgence of South-South collaboration (SSC), unleashed after the Forum on Chinese Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit in 2006.

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