For many, the word “urban” is synonymous with high-rise buildings, financial and cultural centres and inner-city life. But this ignores the existence of the suburbs. Boris Johnson’s initial election as Mayor of London in 2008 was depicted as a battle between the ignored suburbs and the centre. Whatever the truth of this, the suburbs remain a poorly understood part of the city, writes Alan Mace on the British Politics and Policy blog, introducing his new book City Suburbs.
Contributed by Laura Antona On Wednesday 3rd February 2016, Professor Sylvia Chant and Professor Cathy McIlwaine (Queen Mary, University of London) hosted their book launch for ‘Cities, Slums and Gender in the Global South: Towards […]
New publication by Claire Mercer: ‘Landscapes of extended ruralisation: postcolonial suburbs in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’
Dr Claire Mercer‘s (Associate Professor of Human Geography) article ‘Landscapes of extended ruralisation: postcolonial suburbs in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’ was recently published in Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. Abstract: African cities are becoming increasingly […]