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
Public Space & Urban Justice - a new assessment
Introducing our special issue on Public Space and Urban Justice with its international set of cases from Ankara, Amsterdam, Auckland, Beirut, Ljubljana and Medellin.
By Editors of 43(2) Public Space & Urban Justice 11 Jun 2017
The Craft of Innovative Industry
Martin Crookston reflects on the arguments being made in BE’s latest issue, and glimpses a possible future of manufacturing in the UK.
By Martin Crookston 16 May 2017
Industrial Urbanism: Contemporary Dynamics between Production and City Development
What is the relationship between places and their industries? Tali Hatuka seeks to welcome industry back to the city - see our latest special issue 43(1) on ‘Industrial Urbanism’
By Tali Hatuka 23 Feb 2017
The Last Mile: Why Does It Have To Be So Problematic
Out now, ‘The Last Mile: Why Does It Have To Be So Problematic’, Built Environment vol. 42(4) guest edited by Moshe Givoni. It addresses the ‘last-mile problem’ - the challenge of integrating long-distance inter-city transport with short-distance urban transport.
By Built Environment Editors 28 Dec 2016
Disability and the Built Environment – Call for Guest Editors
Built Environment now invites proposals for a guest editor(s) to guest edit a themed issue of the journal on ‘The Enabling Built Environment’ (or related title), to distil critical lessons from international academic research and practice for the built environment audience. Deadline Friday 9th Dec 2016.
By Built Environment Editors 4 Nov 2016
City and Regional Food Systems – Call for Papers
A call for papers, for the forthcoming 'City & Regional Food Systems' issue of the Built Environment, including the chance of an award for early career scholars (abstracts by 14 Nov 2016).
By Samina Raja and Kevin Morgan 27 Oct 2016

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