City on fire: The role of extortion in urban fires
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by Enrique García‐Tejeda, Gustavo Fondevila
6d ago
Short Abstract This work focuses on the analysis of fires in shopping malls, public markets and businesses in Mexico City to study the criminal intention of arson in cities. The main finding indicates a spatial concentration of fires in the city, with extortion as a significant predictor that increases the occurrence of fires. In commercial nodes, extortionists may burn down premises that resist extortion in reprisal and as an indirect threat to future victims. Abstract Most of the literature on fires focuses on the wild or rural environment. Nevertheless, urban fires, and in particular those ..read more
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Geographies of inland waterscapes: Thinking with watery places
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by Francesco Visentin, Maarja Kaaristo
1w ago
Short Abstract River Adda joining the river Po in Maccastorna (Lodi), Italy. Photo by Ignazio Lambertini, 2015. Abstract Humans and water have a complex relationship that includes various dimensions such as sociocultural, political, legal and ecological. Considering the ubiquity of water, we need a more holistic perspective to help us see water not as a static entity but rather as one in constant movement, physically and conceptually; acknowledging the interplay between water and humans is essential to understanding societal narratives deeply embedded in places. In this special section, an in ..read more
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Asymmetric patterns in territorial cooperation between core and periphery: The participation of Central and Eastern Europe in transnational and interregional cooperation programmes
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by Márton Péti, Géza Salamin, Zsófia Nemes, Gábor Pörzse, László Csicsmann
3w ago
Short Abstract Core–periphery division patterns exist within the European Union, even when it comes to territorially balanced programmes such as the European Territorial Cooperation, shown by the data processed by the authors from the period between 2007 and 2020 (the figure is presenting ESPON, INTERREG and URBACT programmes summarised with logarithmic values). The article provides a solid theoretical background and empirical database to underpin the poor representation of the CEE region in a leading role in programmes of crucial importance from the cohesion and cooperation perspective. Abst ..read more
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The atmospheres of massiveness: The politics and times of the maybe in Southern megaregions
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by Steve Ouma Akoth, Nausheen Anwar, Nitin Bathla, Mariana Cavalcanti, Momen El‐Husseiny, K. Murat Güney, Dian Tri Irawaty, Sobia Ahmad Kaker, Caroline Wanjiku Kihato, Taibat Lawanson, Kristian Karlo Saguin, AbdouMaliq Simone
3w ago
Abstract In this introduction to the special issue on massive urbanisation, the collective that has prepared this issue reviews the thinking and experiences that have been important to them. The reflections centre on the use of ‘massive’ in Jamaican patois, where it has two countervailing meanings. On the one hand, it means an inordinate lack of sensitivity to the real conditions taking place, a sense of extreme self-inflation beyond reason. On the other, it means a collectivity coming into being without a set form, but reflective of a desire for collaboration and mutuality. Massive urbanisati ..read more
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‘Fixing’ coal in Whitehaven: the affective promises of a coalmine
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by Andrew Telford, Ed Atkins
1M ago
Abstract This commentary explores the promises surrounding the construction of a new coalmine in Whitehaven in the UK. The impacts of the closure of carbon-heavy coal facilities increasingly feature in scholarship and policy understandings of energy transitions: illuminating the importance of the temporalities of transition. We seek to further such temporal understandings to highlight the importance of ‘futures’ in discussions of coal, which despite promises of abatement maintains a significant presence in global energy relations. We explore how the Woodhouse Colliery at Whitehaven has come to ..read more
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Whose city is it: The impact of an intentional community on the city—A case study from Israel
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by Hila Shlomi, Avinoam Meir, Nurit Alfasi
1M ago
Short Abstract Viewing an intentional community as a geographical entity, a case study from Israel demonstrates the demographic, social, economic, spatial, political and identity impacts upon the city. Filling the gap of assessing comprehensively the impact of intentional communities (ICs), and suggesting questions for further research, the great potential contribution of urban geography to this field is highlighted. Abstract Urban geography suffers a considerable disciplinary deficiency in studying urban intentional communities (ICs). Particularly lacking, also in general social sciences, ar ..read more
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Germany's public EV charging points: Analysing the 2023 state of expansion
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by Stefan Neumeier, Torsten Osigus
1M ago
Short Abstract With a special focus on rural areas, this paper considers the questions whether and where spatial inequalities in the accessibility of public charging stations might currently exist. To approach these questions, we examine the nationwide distribution, accessibility and number of charging options available of public charging stations in Germany at small scale from the point of view of the ‘household’ as well as those who travel by e-car. We found that the network of the public charging stations is quite dense. However, taking a closer look reveals that the charging infrastructure ..read more
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The troika of energy consumption, economic growth, and CO2 emission: Quantile regression evidences for five Asian economies
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by Saleem Khan, Noor Jehan, Abdur Rauf, Fahim Nawaz, Naila Erum
2M ago
Short Abstract We examined the quadratic role of REN and GDPPC on environment quality in five Asian economies (China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Bangladesh). The findings show that the square of GDPPC and REN significantly reduces CO2 emissions. This implies that our results support the EKC hypothesis; an inverted U-shaped is established for both GDPPC and REN. Abstract This study examined the quadratic role of renewable energy and economic growth on environment quality in Asia's five most populous countries: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Previous literature has scar ..read more
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Citizens apart? Representing post‐Brexit youth politics in the UK media
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by Jihyun Lee, Suzanne Beech, Sara McDowell, Mark Holton
2M ago
Abstract In 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU). This outcome was not only unexpected but also had clear geographical and age-bound divisions. While people over the age of 65 tended to vote to leave, younger voters were more likely to vote to remain a part of the EU. Reflecting on 7 years of journalism, this paper explores the ways in which young people have been represented by the news media with regards to the issue of Brexit. It analyses a database of 700 news media articles published from 2016 to 2022 across the UK, equating to 100 articles per calendar year and ranging fro ..read more
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