Environment & Urbanization

World leading environmental and urban studies journal
E and U April 2021 cover detail

 

Current issue: Education for learning and inclusive development

This issue explores education in urban areas, which has a major, complex role in promoting both inclusive development and social exclusion. The papers that focus on education as a driver of inclusive development address childcare services for informal female workers; a massive open online course on water and sanitation in lower-income areas; a school merger in Kingston, Jamaica; and responsive architectural education in Jhenaidah, Bangladesh. Meanwhile, the papers that tackle education’s role in fostering inequality examine the shadow education system in China; the exclusion of migrant students in Beijing; and the challenges of accessing education during the COVID-19 pandemic in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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Book notes

Children and young people make up 30–40 per cent of most urban populations in the global South. Yet their needs and rights often have little impact on the policies, programmes and decisions that profoundly affect their lives. Local governments often pay little attention to children’s realities or account for their specific needs, even when they play a significant role in tackling urban poverty and exclusion.

 

Early-career researchers authored the chapters in Overlooked Cities, which builds on decades of research on urban centres that have variously been labelled ‘small’, ‘intermediate’, ‘secondary’, ‘peripheral’ and ‘ordinary’. In this book’s view, overlooked cities aren’t necessarily tiny cities. Some of the 13 cities explored in this book have over a million inhabitants each; a couple are capitals. There is no simple checklist for determining an overlooked city.

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