Category Archives: Area and Ethnic Studies

100 cities ranked according to greenhouse gas emissions

Cities and greenhouse gas emissions: moving forward From Environment and Urbanization This study examines greenhouse gas emissions for over 100 cities in 33 countries and suggests 28 policy tools that city governments can use to take action on climate change. It … Continue reading

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Hosting the 2012 London Olympics may damage rather than regenerate local communities and businesses

Visibilities and Invisibilities in urban development: Small business communities and the London Olympics 2012 From Urban Studies The coming of the London 2012 Olympic Games has been presented as a unique opportunity for the regeneration of east London. This article … Continue reading

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Local shops don’t offer enough healthy options: The importance of urban planning to fight an obesogenic environment

A tale of two cities: A study of access to food, lessons for public health practice From Health Education Journal Using Preston (UK) as a focus, this study maps food access in the city in order to determine access, availability … Continue reading

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Courting artists to revitalize American cities

Artist garret as growth machine? Local policy and artist housing in U.S. cities From Journal of Planning Education and Research In the last ten years the arts, and artists, have come to be seen as catalysts for the revitalization of … Continue reading

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Male Genital Mutilation: Beyond the tolerable?

From Ethnicities This article aims to show that, if Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) warrants the serious attention of policy-makers, then so too, despite quantitative differences, does Male Genital Mutilation (MGM). FGM is viewed by many as marking the boundary of … Continue reading

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GCSE success determined by the neighborhood in which pupils live

Classifying pupils by where they live: how well does this predict variations in their GCSE results? From Urban Studies In the UK, this year’s record GCSE results may offer many young British students a great reason to celebrate, but for … Continue reading

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The separate criminal justice system created for foreign nationals

Foreign nationals, enemy penology and the criminal justice system From Race & Class European governments have introduced a series of measures aimed at clamping down on foreign nationals within criminal justice systems, this can be viewed as a cultivation of … Continue reading

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