Category Archives: Urban Studies

On SAGE Insight: Special Issue on Understanding Migration Patterns and Migrant Experiences in Asia

From Environment and Urbanization ASIA In today’s globalized world, understanding the patterns of human mobility is key for development experts to create relevant strategies for human survival and development. Complex economic and political reasons fuel migration patterns within Asia and … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Can low-carbon urban development be pro-poor?

Article title: Can low-carbon urban development be pro-poor? The case of Kolkata, India From Environment and Urbanization Economic growth and the accompanying urbanization are linked to rising energy consumption and production of greenhouse gas emissions. There is growing recognition of … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Tactical urbanism: Towards an evolutionary cities’ approach?

From Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design Tactical urbanism initiatives have been interpreted as an alternative and a challenge to formal spatial planning tools to the need for a more responsive planning system. This paper analyses tactical urbanism initiatives … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Special Issue: Housing and Sustainable Urban Development

Towards HABITAT-III: Housing and Sustainable Urban Development From Environment and Urbanization Asia Today, Asia is under the magnified impacts of urbanization—the challenges are increasing at an unprecedented scale and are intensified by the ongoing convergence of urbanization with other high-impact … Continue reading

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Building a Better Houston: Highways, Neighborhoods, and Infrastructural Citizenship in the 1970s

From Journal of Urban History This article examines how residents from two disparate, central Houston, Texas, neighborhoods—the white and wealthy Courtlandt Place and the predominately black, mostly lower-class Third Ward—responded to disruptive physical changes caused by highway building in the … Continue reading

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Assessing urban vulnerability to flood hazard in Brazilian municipalities

From Environment and Urbanization Since 2000, Brazil has weathered 51 floods and five landslides, which together caused 2,559 deaths; 514,845 people lost their homes in these events, 6,403,073 people were affected and economic losses totalled US$ 4,831,870. Between 1900 and 2014, … Continue reading

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Water pollution: Challenges and future direction for water resource management policies

Water Pollution: Challenges and Future Direction for Water Resource Management Policies in Malaysia From Environment and Urbanization Asia There is no doubt that rivers and their management will be a central issue in the twenty-first century, particularly as more than … Continue reading

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Urbanization: A Solution to Poverty?

From Social Change For too long, Indian policy makers have argued that India lives in its 600,000 villages and hamlets and development policies were and are, to a substantial extent, geared to discourage rural–urban migration by (a) providing in-situ employment … Continue reading

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Who owns urban waste? Appropriation conflicts in emerging countries

From Waste Management & Research Managing solid waste in developing cities is not an easy task and many public policies have failed to bring the expected results. It is argued in this paper that comprehending the solid waste handling in … Continue reading

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Environment & Urbanization: Special issue on climate change

Special issue From Environment & Urbanization There are two new urgent challenges facing city and municipal governments: they now have to add climate change adaptation and contributions to mitigation to their policies, plans, regulatory frameworks and budgets. This is one … Continue reading

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‘A big night out’: Young people’s night-time drinking habits in English cities

‘A Big Night Out’: Young People’s Drinking, Social Practice and Spatial Experience in the ‘Liminoid’ Zones of English Night-time Cities From Urban Studies The UK has amongst the highest rate of young people aged between 15 and 24 indulging in … Continue reading

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New York City street cleaning policy increases car usage for those without off-street parking

Duet of the Commons: The Impact of Street Cleaning on Car Usage in the New York City Area From Journal of Planning Education and Research Street cleaning is a common practice in many communities. Street cleaning encourages car usage for … Continue reading

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Visual narratives of London among East European migrants indicate disillusionment with the global city

‘Where is the global city?’ visual narratives of London among East European migrants From Urban Studies This paper considers visual narratives, referring to the simultaneous textual and pictorial narrating of migrant experiences of everyday life in London, narratives that construct … Continue reading

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Addressing poverty and inequality; new forms of urban governance in Asia

Articles examining The Asian Coalition for Community Action (Acca) From Environment and Urbanization This issue of the Journal has seven papers on different aspects of an Asia-wide initiative to address urban poverty and inequality at scale – the Asian Coalition … Continue reading

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