Embracing the Complexity and Justice of Mobilities Automation?
In response to the challenge of Self-driving Vehicle technology and technological transitions in everyday mobility, Miloš N. Mladenović examines Automated and Autonomous Spatial Mobilities, by Aharon Kellerman (2018)
By Miloš N. Mladenović 14 Nov 2018
Cognition & the City
Our latest special issue brings together two disciplinary domains: cognition as studied mainly in cognitive science, and cities as studied in disciplines such as urban studies, urban geography, architecture and more.
By Juval Portugali 8 Aug 2018
A Postcard from Rio
How does the art and culture of Rio’s favelas interact with urban change? Martin Crookston & Tom Crookston review Postcards from Rio, by Kátia da Costa Bezerra
By Martin & Tom Crookston 8 Aug 2018
The nuances of sociability
Karin Krokfors reviews The Sociable City: An American Intellectual Tradition (Rowan, 2017), and its historical analysis of the development of sociability notions in the US.
By Karin Krokfors 27 Jul 2018
Inclusive design, special needs and social equity … the curious role of the public toilet.
Introducing her new issue Jo-Anne Bichard asks, 'what do the shape, state and means of entry to public toilets, the quinessential essential public service each one of us needs, reveal about the inclusiveness and social equity in the built evironment, and approaches to its design?'
By Jo-Anne Bichard 26 Apr 2018
Prize for Papers on food systems planning in Brazil and US
Announcing the 2 prize winners from issue 43.4 on Planning for Equitable Urban and Regional Food Systems.
By Enjoli Hall and Samina Raja 13 Mar 2018
Environmental satisfaction of urban villages in suburban Beijing
Following in the footsteps of our ‘Suburban Spaces, Suburban Culture’ issue, Miao Qiao and Cecilia Wong of Manchester University's Manchester Urban Institute present fascinating insights into life in Chengzhongcun or Urban Villages in suburban Beijing.
By Miao Qiao and Cecilia Wong 27 Feb 2018
Introducing Vertical urbanism in Europe
This issue of Built Environment seeks to contribute to emerging debates around vertical urbanism by emphasizing the recent sharp upward trajectories of European cities. The skylines of London, Paris, Madrid, Milan, or even Saragossa and Malmo have been transformed dramatically by new tall buildings. This resurgence of skyscrapers...
By Manuel Appert, Martine Drozdz, Andrew Harris 20 Jan 2018
Justice in city-regional food systems? Start here!
How pleasing it is to see this special issue of Built Environment (Vol 43, No 3) appear on this critical topic: bringing together food planning and equitable food systems at urban and regional scales. Of course you might suggest that I would say that having been thinking and writing on the topic for more years than I care...
By Susan Parham 30 Nov 2017
Food as a lever for economic and social justice
Enjoli Hall, Samina Raja, and Kevin Morgan introduce the theme of Built Environment Issue 43.3 : “Planning for Equitable Urban and Regional Food Systems”
By Enjoli Hall, Samina Raja, and Kevin Morgan 5 Oct 2017

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