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International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Volume 41 - Issue 2

International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Volume 41 - Issue 2

Matthew Gandy, Maria Kaika, Ananya Roy, Fulong Wu

ISBN: 978-1-119-44267-7

Oct 2017, Wiley-Blackwell

188 pages

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Since its foundation in 1977 IJURR has been at the cutting-edge of critical urban scholarship. IJURR is taking forward its commitment to interdisciplinary and international urban research, connecting with new audiences and debates, consolidating its position as a leading publication in the field. 

  • Explores questions and themes of interest to a wide readership including urban planners, architects and practitioners.
  • Includes both stand-alone articles and critical dialogues
  • Connects with critical debates in the policy-making and professional arenas
  • Uses visual materials ranging from architectural sketches, film stills and photographs to various explanatory figures and tables


Family or Money? The False Dilemma in Property Dispossession in Shanghai (Yunpeng Zhang)

Idioms of Accumulation: Corporate Accumulation by Dispossession in Urban Zimbabwe (Beacon Mbiba)

Negotiating the Politics of Exclusion: Georges Candilis, Housing and the Kuwaiti Welfare State (Asseel Al-Ragam)

The Weakness Of Symbolic Boundaries: Handling Exclusion Among Montevideo's Squatters (María José Álvarez-Rivadulla)

Breaking With Neoliberalization by Restricting The Housing Market: Novel Urban Policies and the Case of Hamburg (Anne Vogelpohl and Tino Buchholz)

Informal Housing in the United States (Noah J. Durst and Jake Wegmann)

Governed Through Ghost Jurisdictions: Municipal Law, Inner Suburbs and Rooming Houses (Lisa Freeman)

‘Generation Rent’ and The Fallacy of Choice (Kim Mckee, Tom Moore, Adriana Soaita and Joe Crawford)

The High-Rise Home: Verticality as Practice in London (Richard Baxter)


Critically Interrogating Eco-Homes (Jenny Pickerill)

Book Reviews

Carolyn Gallaher 2016: The Politics of Staying Put: Condo Conversion and Tenant Right-to-buy in Washington, DC. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press (Derek Hyra)

Robert J. Chaskin and Mark L. Joseph 2015: Integrating the Inner City: The Promise and Perils of Mixed-income Public Housing Transformation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press (David Wilson)

Peter Herrle, Astrid Ley and Josefine Fokdal (eds.) 2015: From Local Action to Global Networks: Housing the Urban Poor. Farnham: Ashgate (Sonia Roitman)

Michaël Tatham 2016: With, Without, or Against the State? How European Regions Play the Brussels Game. Oxford: Oxford University Press (Nicole Bolleyer)

Eugenie L. Birch, Shahana Chattaraj and Susan M. Wachter (eds.) 2016: Slums: How Informal Real Estate Markets Work. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press (Richard Harris)

Philip Harrison, Graeme Gotz, Alison Todes and Chris Wray (eds.) 2014: Changing Space, Changing City: Johannesburg after Apartheid. Johannesburg: Wits University Press (Alexandra Parker)

Filip de Boeck and Sammy Baloji 2016: Suturing the City. Living Together in Congo's Urban Worlds. London: Autograph ABP (Kacper Pobłocki)

Amale Andraos, Nora Akawi and Caitlin Blanchfield (eds.) 2016: The Arab City: Architecture and Representation. New York: Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, Columbia University Press (Aya Nassar)