Dr Romola Sanyal‘s recent article in the Journal ‘Urban Geography’ has been published online. Entitled ‘making urban humanitarian policy: the “neighbourhood approach” in Lebanon’, the paper traces the development of the ‘neighbourhood approach’ – an area-based policy model – in Lebanon. It explores how humanitarians imagine ideas of ‘neighbourhood’ and ‘community’ in urban contexts, and uses the critical literature on urban policymaking and mobilities to show how the making of the neighbourhood approach draws together people, experiences, lessons, and territories at both local and global scales. The article offers a glimpse into the world of urban policymaking by humanitarian organisations whilst also challenging the mainstream discussions on urban policy mobilities.

Dr Sanyal’s article can be found here.