05.05.20

Ghost towns and crackdowns: The politics of urban Covid-19 control

By Tom Goodfellow and David Jackman As different responses to coronavirus are implemented around the world, cities have come sharply into focus. One city will forever be associated with the unleashing of Covid-19, and cities account for the most dramatic infection rates. For obvious reasons, urban areas are seen as constituting the most threatening environments for the transmission of […]

02.08.19

Buen Vivir in Bolivia and Ecuador: An inspiring alternative or business as usual?

Buen Vivir – a terminology which originates in indigenous cosmovision (Sumak Kawsay in Kichwa and Suma Qamaña in Aymara) and could be translated into the English term of ‘good living’- has become a prominent feature of decolonial thought across Latin America and beyond.

19.04.18

The geopolitics of African urban transformation

Politics around the urban transformations in African cities and how this has changed in recent years.

07.11.16

Scientists at work: meeting the Syrian refugee women of Beirut

Three refugee women share experiences in their host city

16.12.15

Public participation in ‘Smart City’ planning for Kalyan-Dombivli: critical reflections

Vidya Sagar explores the expectation and exclusion of India’s urban poor during the Smart City planning process in Kalyan-Dombivli, India

08.09.15

Urban Governance and Residential Privatism: the challenges of managing large-scale gated communities in Mexico

In July 2015, Emma Morales visited Prague, Czech Republic, to present a paper at the AESOP Annual Congress: Definite Space – Fuzzy Responsibility