Domestic Destruction: Violent Acts towards Self-Built Homes in Cairo and Los Angeles
This blog ‘Domestic Destruction’ on the violence around housing builds on the framings of violence in issue 40(3) Urban Violence and 37(1) Informal Urbanism, both guest-edited by our very own Editorial Board member, Yasser Elsheshtawy. Blog authors, University of Columbia Graduates Polina Stepanova (MArch) and Catherine...
By Polina Stepanova & Catherine Weilein 24 Jul 2023
Urban Science for augmented cities
What is Urban Science? How does urban science differ from other kinds of science, or other kinds of urban knowledge? And how could urban science help support understanding of urban fields including the built environment? Prof Stephen Marshall explains in this blog.
By Stephen Marshall 23 Nov 2022
Hedonistic Urbanism: Connecting Self-Interest and Societal Good for Life Saving Streets
Christopher Martin reflects on the potential impact of COVID-19 on urban futures, which should provide food for thought for built environment academics and practitioners alike.
By Christopher Martin 10 May 2020
The Datafication of Urban Transport
Dudley et al. consider how the data enabled by new urban transport technologies can become a prime motivating force in political power struggles.
By Geoffrey Dudley, David Banister, and Tim Schwanen 10 Oct 2019
Regulating Informality: spaces of everyday consumption in Riyadh
The fifth in our editorial board member Yasser Elsheshtawy’s series of blogs on Riyadh, considering the uses of both informality and regulation.
By Yasser Elsheshtawy 27 Aug 2019
Green Dreams: Reviving the Gardens of Riyadh
Parks are the focus in Yasser Elsheshtawy’s fourth blog on Riyadh, with fascinating insights and images from the city.
By Yasser Elsheshtawy 8 Jul 2019
It was 20 years ago today, Sergeant Rogers taught the band to play….
20 years on from the publication of Urban Task Force report ‘Towards an Urban Renaissance’, Martin Crookston, one of our editorial board members, describes the UTF study of US cities.
By Martin Crookston 2 Jul 2019
Riyadh Drifting: Walking in the City
The third of a series of blogs from Yasser Elsheshtawy one of our editorial board members, reflecting changing impressions of the Saudi city.
By Yasser Elsheshtawy 9 Jun 2019
A Flâneur in Riyadh: The Transformation of Tahlia Street
Yasser Elsheshtawy, one of our editorial board members, brings us the second part of his series of reflections on Riyadh in transformation.
By Yasser Elsheshtawy 1 May 2019
Three days in Riyadh: A city in transition
A special blog from Yasser Elsheshtawy, one of our editorial board members, reflecting changing impressions of Riyadh.
By Yasser Elsheshtawy 15 Feb 2019