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 […]

27.01.20

Sanitation worker health, safety and wellbeing: Reflections from the UK and India

By Sally Cawood and CS Sharada Prasad  “Just because something is visible doesn’t mean it is seen” (CS Sharada Prasad, December 2019) Hazardous and degrading forms of sanitation work, such as manual scavenging, persist in many countries around the world. Within India, Bangladesh and across South Asia, the cleaning, emptying and management of human waste […]

06.03.19

The effects of the Colombian peace process on urban barrios populares

Blog post written by Angela Lin  and Melanie Lombard discussing the effects of the Colombian peace process on cities and in particular, low-income neighbourhoods.

14.11.18

Speculative Infrastructures at the Urban Margins

Victoria Okoye reflects on her participation in a thought-provoking panel on engaging the ‘margins’ in the research process, organised and held at The University of Sheffield.

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.

18.09.17

Podcast: Urban Change and Gender in the Global South

Dr Paula Meth