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International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Volume 41 - Issue 3

International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Volume 41 - Issue 3

Matthew Gandy, Maria Kaika, Ananya Roy, Fulong Wu

ISBN: 978-1-119-44266-0

Nov 2017, Wiley-Blackwell

176 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

Creating Space For Citizenship: The Liminal Politics of Undocumented Activism (Thomas Swerts)
A Socio-Technical Perspective To The Right To The City: Regularizing Electricity Access in Rio de Janeiro's Favelas (Francesca Pilo')
Food Deserts and Real-Estate-Led Social Policy (Laura Wolf-Powers)
Is This What The Democratic City Looks Like? Local Democracy, Housing Rights and Homeownership in the Portuguese Context (Ana Drago)
When Social Infrastructure Deficits Create Displacement Pressures: Inner City Schools and the Suburbanization of Families in Melbourne (Megan Nethercote) 

Preface to an Interventions Forum on Contextual Urban Theory and The ‘Appeal’ of Gentrification (Carolyn Cartier)
Contextual Urban Theory and the ‘Appeal’ of Gentrification: Lost in Transposition? (Carolyn Cartier)
Beneath the Appearance of Gentrification: Probing Local Complexities (Tai-Lok Lui)
Beyond Gentrification: Hegemonic Redevelopment in Hong Kong (Wing-Shing Tang)
Institutionalization of ‘The Property Mind’ (Anne Haila)
Gentrifying China's Urbanization? Why Culture and Capital Aren't Enough (Luigi Tomba)
Ain't Talkin' ‘Bout Gentrification: The Erasure of Alternative Idioms of Displacement Resulting from Anglo-American Academic Hegemony (Alan Smart and Josephine Smart) 

Book Reviews
Rebecca Neaera Abers and Margaret E. Keck 2013: Practical Authority: Agency and Institutional Change in Brazilian Water Politics. New York: Oxford University Press Lisa Björkman 2015: Pipe Politics, Contested Waters: Embedded Infrastructures of Millennial Mumbai. Durham, NC and London: Duke University Press (Ross Beveridge)
Rivke Jaffe 2016: Concrete Jungles: Urban Pollution and the Politics of Difference in the Caribbean. New York: Oxford University Press (Colin Clarke)
Chiara Tornaghi and Sabine Knierbein 2014: Public Space and Relational Perspectives: New Challenges for Architecture and Planning. London: Routledge (Sophie Watson)
Faranak Miraftab 2016: Global Heartland: Displaced Labor, Transnational Lives and Local Placemaking. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press (Clara Irazábal)
Brian J. McCabe 2016: No Place Like Home: Wealth, Community and the Politics of Homeownership. New York: Oxford University Press (Rowan Arundel)
Eduardo Marques (ed.) 2016: São Paulo in the Twenty-First Century: Spaces, Heterogeneities, Inequalities. New York and London: Routledge (Alvaro Luis dos Santos Pereira)
Kristin V. Monroe 2016: The Insecure City: Space, Power, and Mobility in Beirut. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (Mona Fawaz)
Erik Harms 2016: Luxury and Rubble: Civility and Dispossession in the New Saigon. Berkeley: University of California Press (Jamie Gillen)