• Spotlight On Forum: Africa's Urban Futures

    The online forum organised by the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research with support from the Department of Geography and Environment at LSE is now available to watch online.
    Watch here

  • Spotlight On African Futures

    Six essays signposting exciting directions in research on Africa’s cities
    Read the open access essays

  • Book Reviews now online

    We are pleased to announce that our book review section is now hosted online with no paywall. Our first 5 new reviews are available now.
    Read them here

  • Interviews

    “The Urban Middle East”: A Conversation on Beirut and Knowledge Production with Hiba Bou Akar by Noura Wahby
    Read the full interview


More articles


Detail from decolonizing urbanisms in the Taipei-Keelung metropolitan area of Taiwan through a collaborative art and countermapping project and exhibit by Indigenous artists and activists Chang En-man and Panai Runie Wang (detail from photo courtesy of Chang En-man, 2017)


A young girl walks through her neighborhood in the Otodo Gbame waterfront settlement in Lagos, Nigeria (photo © Brianna Castro, July 2016)

Detail from a municipality of Bobo-Dioulasso zoning plan superimposed on satellite image of the informal settlement of Sarfalao in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso (map data © 2010 Google maps, © 2010 Maxar Technologies)