Environment & Urbanization

World leading environmental and urban studies journal

Book notes

Dead Labor attempts to conceptualize a political economy of premature death, arguing that this can be characterized by an emerging “necrocapitalism”. Under necrocapitalism, the social relations of capitalism condition premature death through the unequal commodification of living labour.

Tomatoes & Taxi Ranks is based on the findings from the Consuming Urban Poverty research project.

Social Sustainability, Climate Resilience and Community-Based Urban Development argues that built environments implemented according to a socially aware planning process can support pro-community behaviours that (1) contribute to daily social sustainability and (2) help strengthen climat

Future Cities is a philosophically and culturally wide-ranging look at the usefulness of imagined cities.

Pathways to Well-Being in Design attempts to illuminate how different disciplines approach the shared goal of supporting human well-being.

The number of refugees living in towns and cities has greatly increased since the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) released its urban refugee policy in 2009.

Renew Orleans interrogates the political economy of urban development in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Uganda has a progressive national refugee policy that grants freedom of movement, the right to work and rights to basic services, enabling refugees to pursue livelihoods in cities and beyond traditional camps.

The City as a Global Political Actor develops a nuanced and contextualized understanding of global urban political agency and its contribution to answering the question of how cities (can) act politically on the global scale.

This handbook is premised on the understanding that urbanization, the built environment, and spatial inequity affect children in important ways.