The most recent issue of the Journal of Urban Affairs, co-edited by Nuno F. da Cruz, Philipp Rode and Michael McQuarrie is now open to free access. This special issue, entitled New Urban Governance, shows that engaging with modern-day urban governance study and practice will require an interdisciplinary and mostly empirical research agenda from diverse global contexts. By presenting a set of articles that explore the relationships between institutional settings, national urban policies, and city-specific reforms and changes while also offering perspectives on current governance challenges and future opportunities in Brazil, China, Europe, India, and South Africa, this special issue lays an important foundation for that agenda. The article is an output from LSE Cities’ New Urban Governance research project.
A new article, “Envisioning Migration: Drawing the Infrastructure of Stapleton Road, Bristol” by Suzanne Hall, Julia King, and Robin Finlay has been published in the “New Diversities” journal. Emerging from the “Super-diverse Streets” research project, it explores the different ways drawing can be practiced to understand how migration shapes the infrastructure of the so-called ‘British’ high street. Focusing on Stapleton Road, Bristol, the article contributes to discussions on the role of drawing as a critical visual practice in social research, while elaborating on a conception of “migrant infrastructure” to bring practices of economic life into view, relating the processes of migration and marginalisation to the spaces of world, street, shop and body.