New Editorial Board Members

Mar 10th, 2011


Elijah Anderson is an urban ethnographer at Yale (in the USA). His books includeStreetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community (1990) and Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City (1999). His The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life will be published during 2011. Elijah is a former vice-president of the American Sociological Association.

Mike Raco is Reader in Human Geography at King’s College at the University of London (in the UK). His research is primarily on urban governance and policy in Western Europe, especially the UK. He is the author of Building Sustainable Communities: Spatial Development, Citizenship, and Labour Market Engineering in Post-War Britain (2007).

Raquel Rolnik is Professor of Urban Planning at the University of São Paulo (in Brazil), and the author of several books published in Portuguese (including A Cidade e a Lei: Legislação, politica urbana e territórios na cidade de São Paulo, 1997). She has been very active in the Urban Reform movement in Brazil and served as Director of Planning for the City of Sao Paulo and later as National Secretary for Urban Programmes in President Lula’s first administration (2003-2007). Currently she is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing.

Ananya Roy is Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley (in the USA), where she teaches in the fields of urban studies and international development. She is also co-director of the Global Metropolitan Studies Center. Her books include City Requiem, Calcutta: Gender and the Politics of Poverty (2003), Urban Informality: Transnational Perspectives from the Middle East, South Asia, and Latin America (co-editor, 2004), and (with Aihwa Ong) an edited collection Worlding Cities: Asian Experiments and the Art of Being Global (forthcoming in 2011 in the Studies in Urban and Social Change book series, which is linked to IJURR).

Fulong Wu is Professor of East Asian Planning and Development and the Director of the Urban China Research Centre at Cardiff University (in the UK). He edited or co-edited Restructuring the Chinese City (2005), Globalization and the Chinese City (2006), China’s Emerging Cities: The Making of New Urbanism (2007) and Marginalization in Urban China (2010), and co-authored Urban Development in Post-Reform China: State, Market, and Space (2007) and Urban Poverty in China (2010).

The full Editorial Board in 2011 comprises: Elijah Anderson, Talja Blokland, Julie-Anne Boudreau, Neil Brenner (USA), Matthew Gandy (UK), Maria Kaika (UK), Yuri Kazepov (Italy), Roger Keil (Canada), Bae-Gyoon Park (Korea), Simon Parker (UK), Mike Raco (UK), Raquel Rolnik (Brazil), Ananya Roy (USA), Jenny Robinson (UK), Jeremy Seekings (South Africa/USA), Smriti Srinivas (USA) and Fulong Wu (UK).

Image (from left to right): Matthew Gandy, Yuri Kazepov, Roger Keil, AbdouMaliq Simone, Julie-Anne Boudreau, Simon Parker, Maria Kaika, Min Zhou, Jeremy Seekings, Jennifer Robinson, Talja Blokland, Bae-Gyoon Park and Terry McBride