Research Publications

Please find links to recent (published in 2018 and 2019 so far) research publications from the Urban Futures Research Domain staff and PhD student members below.

Click on individual names to see a list of all of their publications.


Physical Co-Presence Intensity: Measuring dynamic face-to-face interaction potential in public space using social media check-in records

Shen, Y., Karimi, K., Law, S., Zhong, C. & Dou, D. (eds.) (11 February 2019)

In: PLoS ONE. 

Onward Precarity, Mobility and migration among Latin Americans in London

McIlwaine, C. & Bunge, D. (7 February 2019)

In: Antipode: a Radical Journal of Geography.

“Our Life is a Struggle”: Respectable gender norms and Black resistance to policing

Elliott-Cooper, A. J. (4 February 2019)

In: Antipode: a Radical Journal of Geography.

Posthumanism as a Spectrum

Cowley, R. M. (29 January 2019)

In: Digital Objects, Digital Subjects: Interdisciplinary perspectives on capitalism, labour and politics in the age of big data. London: University of Westminster.

Bringing Relational Comparison into Development Studies: Global health volunteers’ experiences of Sierra Leone

Brooks, A. & Herrick, C. (24 January 2019)

In: Progress in Development Studies.

Moving Beyond Marcuse: Gentrification, displacement and the violence of un-homing

Hubbard, P. J., Lees, L. C. & Elliott-Cooper, A. J. (19 January 2019)

In: Progress in Human Geography.

Detecting and Understanding Urban Changes Through Decomposing the Numbers of Visitors’ Arrivals Using Human Mobility Data

Maeda, T. N., Shiode, N., Zhong, C., Mori, J. & Sakimoto, T. (14 January 2019)

In: Journal of Big Data.

Urban Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in Transnational Perspective: Reflections from Brazilian women in London

McIlwaine, C. & Evans, Y. (10 January 2019)

In: International Development Planning Review.

Varieties of Smart Urbanism in the UK: Discursive logics, the state and local urban context

Caprotti, F. & Cowley, R. M. (10 January 2019)

In: Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.

Mapping Narratives of Urban Resilience in the Global South

Borie, M., Pelling, M., Ziervogel, G. & Hyams, K. (3 January 2019)

In: Global Environmental Change.

A Manifesto for Governing Life on Mars

Cowley, R. M. (1 January 2019)

From: London: King’s College London.

Understanding Contemporary Brazil

Garmany, J. T. & Pereira, A. W. (20 December 2018)

In: Understanding Contemporary Brazil. Oxford: Routledge.

Diversities of International and Transnational Migration In and Beyond Latin America

McIlwaine, C. & Ryburn, M. (17 December 2018)

In: The Routledge Handbook of Latin American Development. Cupples, J., Polomino-Schalscha, M. & Prieto, M. (eds.). London: Routledge.

A Spectrum of Methods for a Spectrum of Risk: Generating evidence to understand and reduce urban risk in Sub-Saharan Africa

Dodman, D., Adelekan, I., Brown, D., Leck, H., Manda, M., Mberu, B., Pelling, M., Rusca, M., Satterthwaite, D. & Taylor, F. (9 December 2018)

In: Area.

Geography and Sexuality: Why space (still) matters

Hubbard, P. (1 December 2018)

In: Sexualities.

The Proliferation of Peripheries: Militarised drones and the reconfiguration of global space

Akhter, M. (16 November 2018)

In: Progress in Human Geography.

‘Cityzens Become Netizens’: Hashtag citizenships in the making of India’s 100 smart cities

Datta, A. (12 November 2018)

In: Creating Smart Cities. Kitchin, R., Coletta, C., Evans, L. & Heaphy, L. (eds.). London: Routledge.

Placing Diversity Among Undergraduate Geography Students in London: Reflections on attainment and progression

McIlwaine, C. & Bunge, D. (5 November 2018)

In: Area.

Migration as a Human Affair: Integrating individual stress thresholds into quantitative models of climate migration

Adams, H. & Kay, S. (23 October 2018)

In: Environmental Science and Policy. 

Derek Ingram: An appreciation

Crowson, A. & Craggs, R. (12 October 2018)

In: Round Table.

Urban Sustainability Experiments in their Socio-Economic Milieux: A quantitative approach

Håkansson, I. (11 October 2018)

In: Journal of Cleaner Production.

Postcolonial Urban Futures: Imagining and governing India’s smart urban age

Datta, A. (4 October 2018)

In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space.

Walking a Lonely Path: Gender, landscape and ‘new nature writing’

Hubbard, P. J. & Wilkinson, E. (2 October 2018)

In: Cultural Geographies.

The Politics of Accelerating Low-Carbon Transitions: Towards a new research agenda

Roberts, C., Geels, F. W., Lockwood, M., Newell, P., Schmitz, H., Turnheim, B. & Jordan, A. (1 October 2018)

In: Energy Research and Social Science. 

Profiling the Spatial Structure of London: From individual Tweets to aggregated functional zones

Zhong, C., Zeng, S., Tu, W. & Yoshida, M. (25 September 2018)

In: ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information.

Understanding Urban Gentrification Through Machine Learning: Predicting neighbourhood change in London

Reades, J., De Souza, J. & Hubbard, P. (25 September 2018)

In: Urban Studies.

Homonormative Aesthetics: AIDS and ‘de-generational unremembering’ in 1990s London

Andersson, J. C. A. (14 September 2018)

In: Urban Studies.

Ordinary Chinese Smart Cities: The case of Wuhan

Cowley, R., Caprotti, F., Ferretti, M. & Zhong, C. (12 September 2018)

In: Inside Smart Cities: Place, politics and urban innovation. Karvonen, A., Cugurullo, F. & Caprotti, F. (eds.). London: Routledge.

Dores Que Libertam: Falas de mulheres das favelas sa mare, no Rio de Janeiro sobre violencias

McIlwaine, C. J., Krenzinger, M., Sousa Silva, E. & Heritage, P. (eds.) (3 September 2018)

From: Curitiba: Appris Editora.

The Digital Turn in Postcolonial Urbanism: Smart citizenship in the making of India’s 100 smart cities

Datta, A. (1 September 2018)

In: Institute of British Geographers. Transactions.

The Political Impacts of Adaptation Actions: Social contracts, a research agenda

Blackburn, S. & Pelling, M. (31 August 2018)

In: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews – Climate Change.

Challenges Ahead: Understanding, assessing, anticipating and governing foreseeable societal tensions to support accelerated low-carbon transitions in Europe

Turnheim, B., Wesseling, J., Truffer, B., Rohracher, H., Carvalho, L. & Binder, C. (24 August 2018)

In: Advancing Energy Policy: Lessons on the integration of social sciences and humanities. Foulds, C. & Robinson, R. (eds.). London: Palgrave Pilot.

Unsettling Expertise: The energy generation project

Dickens, L. A. (6 August 2018)

In: Energetic: Exploring the past, present and future of energy. Smith, J. & Tyszczuk, R. (eds.). Cambridge: Shed.

Towards Risk-Sensitive and Transformative Urban Development in Sub- Saharan Africa

Leck, H., Pelling, M., Adelekan, I., Dodman, D., Issaka, H., Johnson, C., Manda, M., Mberu, B., Nwokocha, E., Osuteye, E. & Boubacar, S. (1 August 2018)

In: Sustainability.

Urban Transformative Potential in a Changing Climate

Romero-Lankao, P., Bulkely, H., Pelling, M., Burch, S., Gordon, D., Gupta, J., Johnson, C., Kurian, P., Lecavalier, E., Simon, D., Tozer, L., Ziervogel, G. & Munshi, D. (1 August 2018)

In: Nature Climate Change. 

Smart City as Anti-Planning in the UK

Cowley, R. & Caprotti, F. (13 July 2018)

In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space.

The Possibilities and Limits to Dialogue

Datta, A., Rose-Redwood, R., Kitchin, R., Rickards, L., Rossi, U. & Crampton, J. (8 July 2018)

In: Dialogues in Human Geography.

The Uneven Terrain of Dialogical Encounters and the Spatial Politics of Listening

Datta, A., Rose-Redwood, R., Kitchin, R., Rickards, L., Rossi, U. & Crampton, J. (8 July 2018)

In: Dialogues in Human Geography.

Metropolitan Mobilities: Transnational urban labour markets

McIlwaine, C. J. & Ryburn, M. (1 July 2018)

In: Handbook of Urban Geography. Schwanen, T. & Van Kempen, R. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

Sex and Sexuality: Exploring the geographies of prostitution

Hubbard, P. J. (1 July 2018)

In: Handbook on the Geographies of Power. Agnew, J. & Coleman, M. (eds.). London: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

Subaltern Geopolitics and the Post-Colonial Commonwealth, 1965-1990

Craggs, R. (1 July 2018)

In: Political Geography.

Urban Regeneration Through Culture

Hubbard, P. J. & Ward, J. (1 July 2018)

In: Urban Regeneration Through Culture. Schwanen, T. & Van Kampen, R. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

Ecosystem Services Linked to Livelihoods and Well-Being in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta

Adams, H. J., Adger, W. N. & Nicholls, R. J. (24 June 2018)

In: Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas: Integrated assessment for policy analysis. Nicholls, R. J., Hutton , C. W., Adger, W. N., Hanson, S. E., Rahman, M. M. & Salehin, M. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Low-Carbon Transitions Pathways in Mobility: Applying the MLP in a combined case study and simulation bridging analysis of passenger transport in the Netherlands

Köhler, J., Turnheim, B. & Hodson, M. (18 June 2018)

In: Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

Geopolitics of the Belt and Road: Space, state, and capital in China and Pakistan

Akhter, M. (16 June 2018)

In: Logistical Asia: The labour of making a world region. Pulau Ujong: Springer Singapore.

Post-Colonial Careering and the Discipline of Geography: British geographers in Nigeria and the UK, 1945-1990

Craggs, R. J. & Neate, H. (6 June 2018)

In: Journal of Historical Geography.

The 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, the Windrush Scandal and the Legacies of Empire

Craggs, R. (6 June 2018)

In: Round Table.

The Binds of Global Health Partnership: Working out working together in Sierra Leone

Herrick, C. & Brooks, A. (4 June 2018)

In: Medical Anthropology Quarterly.

Characterising Associations Between Poverty and Ecosystem Services

Adams, H., Neil Adger, W., Ahmad, S., Ahmed, A., Begum, D., Chan, M., Lázár, A. N., Matthews, Z., Rahman, M. M. & Streatfield, P. K. (29 May 2018)

In: Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas: Integrated assessment for policy analysis. Basel: Springer International Publishing Switzerland.

Defining Social-Ecological Systems in South-West Bangladesh

Adams, H., Neil Adger, W., Ahmed, M., Huq, H., Rahman, R. & Salehin, M. (29 May 2018)

In: Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas: Integrated assessment for policy analysis. Basel: Springer International Publishing Switzerland.

Ecosystem Services Linked to Livelihoods and Well-Being in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta

Adams, H., Neil Adger, W. & Nicholls, R. J. (29 May 2018)

In: Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas: Integrated assessment for policy analysis. Basel: Springer International Publishing Switzerland.

Ecosystem Services, Well-Being and Deltas: Current knowledge and understanding

Neil Adger, W., Adams, H., Kay, S., Nicholls, R. J., Hutton, C. W., Hanson, S. E., Rahman, M. M. & Salehin, M. (29 May 2018)

In: Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas: Integrated assessment for policy analysis. Basel: Springer International Publishing Switzerland.

Integrative Analysis Applying the Delta Dynamic Integrated Emulator Model in South-West Coastal Bangladesh

Lázár, A. N., Payo, A., Adams, H., Ahmed, A., Allan, A., Akanda, A. R., Amoako Johnson, F., Barbour, E. J., Biswas, S. K., Caesar, J., Chapman, A., Clarke, D., Fernandes, J. A., Haque, A., Hossain, M. A. R., Hunt, A., Hutton, C. W., Kay, S., Mukhopadhyay, A., Nicholls, R. J., Saleh, A. F. M., Salehin, M., Szabo, S. & Whitehead, P. G. (29 May 2018)

In: Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas: Integrated assessment for policy analysis. Basel: Springer International Publishing Switzerland.

Using Mobility Data as Proxy for Measuring Urban Vitality

Sulis, P., Manley, E., Zhong, C. & Batty, M. (14 May 2018)

 In: Journal of Spatial Information Science.

Aligning Integrated Assessment Modelling with Socio-Technical Transition Insights: An application to low-carbon energy scenario analysis in Europe

Van Sluisveld, M. A. E., Hof, A., Carrara, S., Geels, F. W., Nilsson, M., Rogge, K., Turnheim, B. & Van Vuuren, D. P. (8 May 2018)

In: Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

Measuring What Matters in the Great Barrier Reef

Marshall, N., Barnes, M. L., Birtles, A., Brown, K., Cinner, J., Curnock, M., Eakin, H., Goldberg, J., Gooch, M., Kittinger, J., Marshall, P., Manuel-Navarrete, D., Pelling, M., Pert, P. L., Smit, B. & Tobin, R. (7 May 2018)

In: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Political Economy of Planned Relocation: A model of action and inaction in government responses

Mortreux, C., Safra de Campos, R., Adger, W. N., Ghosh, T., Das, S., Adams, H. & Hazra, S. (1 May 2018)

In: Global Environmental Change.

Survivor-Led Response: Local recommendations to operationalise building back better

Murphy, R., Pelling, M., Adams, H., Di Vincez, S. & Visman, E. (24 April 2018)

In: International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.

Introduction: Streetlife – the shifting sociologies of the street

Hubbard, P. & Lyon, D. (17 April 2018)

In: The Sociological Review.

Future Cities: Renarrating human agency

Cowley, R. M. (10 April 2018)

In: Palgrave Communications.

Africa’s Urban Adaptation Transition Under a 1.5° Climate

Pelling, M., Leck, H., Pasquini, L., Ajibade, I., Osuteye, E., Parnell, S., Lwasa, S., Johnson, C., Fraser, A., Barcena, A. & Boubacar, S. (1 April 2018)

In: Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability.

Crime, Insecurity, and Corruption: Considering the growth of urban private security

Garmany, J. T. & Galdeano, A. P. (1 April 2018)

In: Urban Studies.

Retail Gentrification

Hubbard, P. J. (1 April 2018)

In: Handbook of Gentrification. Lees, L. & Phillips, M. (eds.). London: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

Beyond Experiments: Innovation in climate governance

Turnheim, B. J., Kivimaa, P. & Berkhout, F. (29 March 2018)

In: Innovating Climate Governance: Moving beyond experiments. Turnheim, B., Kivimaa, P. & Berkhout, F. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Experiments and Beyond: An emerging agenda for climate governance innovation

Turnheim, B. J., Kivimaa, P. & Berkhout, F. (29 March 2018)

In: Innovating Climate Governance: Moving beyond experiments. Turnheim, B., Kivimaa, P. & Berkhout, F. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Innovating Climate Governance: Moving beyond experiments

Turnheim, B. J., Kivimaa, P. & Berkhout, F. (eds.) (29 March 2018) 

From: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

The Right to Community? Legal geographies of resistance on London’s gentrification frontiers

Hubbard, P. & Lees, L. (15 March 2018)

In: City. 

We Can’t Fight in the Dark: Violence against women and girls among Brazilians in London

McIlwaine, C. J. & Evans, Y. M. (1 March 2018)

From: London: King’s College London.

Economies of (Alleged) Deviance: Sex work and the sport mega-event

De Lisio, A., Hubbard, P. & Silk, M. (1 February 2018)

In: Sexuality Research and Social Policy.

An Introduction to the Special Issue on Identity Politics

Kumar, A., Elliott-Cooper, A., Iyer, S. & Gebrial, D. (1 January 2018)

In: Historical Materialism.

Opening Up the Feasibility of Sustainability Transitions Pathways (STPs): Representations, potentials, and conditions

Turnheim, B. & Nykvist, B. (1 January 2018)

In: Research Policy.

What Can Urban Sustainability Experiments Do?

Cowley, R. M. & Phillips, J. L. H. (1 January 2018)

From: Exeter: University of Exeter.


You can find research publications from the Urban Futures Research Domain staff and PhD student members published in previous years here