We are a collective of urban scholars writing collaboratively across countries, disciplines and theoretical and methodological boundaries. We aim to harness new thinking in the field to promote online discussion about urban social theory, and policy and practice. Through mobilising a collective of writers in different places, we will create a movement of critically engaged scholars. Blogging is a more instant medium for promoting debate than traditional academic publishing, and allows the opportunity for commentary on contemporary urban issues within policy, politics and practice.
We welcome contributions from scholars at all career stages who are concerned with urban issues and who can talk to the broad theme of social-spatial justice within local, regional, national and international contexts. All posts should be between 750-1000 words long. Posts that respond to critical academic debates and contemporary policy issues, or reflect on ongoing or completed research are encouraged.
If you’d be interested in blogging with us, please email the Theme Editor who most closely relates to your area of interest:
Joe Crawford, University of Stirling
Joe Crawford – Social Housing and Homelessness, Bourdieu
Andy Inch – Planning
Douglas Robertson – Politics & Belonging, the Private Rented Sector
Dianne Theakstone – Housing and Disability