Environment & Urbanization

World leading environmental and urban studies journal

Book notes

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

The idea that cities are fundamentally unsafe for women, and that women migrating to cities are turning their backs on domesticated safe areas, is not new.

Uganda has a progressive national refugee policy that provides freedom of movement and the right to work, own land and access basic services in urban centres.

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