Environment & Urbanization

World leading environmental and urban studies journal

Book notes

This book critically interrogates the normative and analytical links between the concepts environmental justice and urban resilience. The authors start from a critique of the assumed reciprocal normative relationship between these two concepts.

Cityscapes of Violence in Karachi is no ordinary study of one “type” of violence in Karachi from one particular perspective. Rather, it gives voice to explorations of violence across many facets.

The introduction clearly sets out the purpose of this book: “Drawing upon a wide range of case studies from Europe, North America, Sub-Saharan, Africa, and Asia, the contributions in this volume provide detailed accounts of how the practices of street naming have been instrumental to the resh

The university professors who authored Urban Analytics have aimed it at undergraduate and graduate students, and designed it for a semester-long course, in conjunction with the supporting website.

Linking humanitarian response and development is a key agenda driven by multiple factors across both humanitarian and development landscapes. It is also a topical issue in Fiji, a South Pacific island nation which is exposed to natural hazards, particularly tropical cyclones.

Little Mogadishu is a historical and ethnographic work about the Eastleigh estate in the heart of Nairobi, Kenya. Thousands of Somali refugees have coalesced after being displaced by the war and have formed a thriving economy comprising shopping malls and hotels.

In Syria, seven years of conflict have been catastrophic. Thousands of qualified doctors and health workers have left since 2011. In neighbouring countries, informal employment among displaced Syrian health workers is broadly acknowledged.

This book draws on the author’s 40 years of research, consultancy and teaching on how best to tackle housing problems in the global South.

Small Is Necessary is a book-length argument for the premise, related to modern housing, “that coupling shared with small makes greatest social and ecological sense” (page 14).

Since 2010, the civil war in Syria has created one of the world’s greatest humanitarian crises. This paper aims to present possible entry points for links between humanitarian and development efforts in Aleppo, especially in the urban context.