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The smart grid as commons: Exploring alternatives to infrastructure financialisation (2018)
Journal Article
Hall, S., Jonas, A. E. G., Shepherd, S., & Wadud, Z. (in press). The smart grid as commons: Exploring alternatives to infrastructure financialisation. Urban studies, doi:10.1177/0042098018784146

This paper explores a tension between financialisation of electricity infrastructures and efforts to bring critical urban systems into common ownership. Focusing on the emerging landscape of electricity regulation and e-mobility in the United Kingdom... Read More

Urban fiscal austerity, infrastructure provision and the struggle for regional transit in 'Motor City' (2014)
Journal Article
Hall, S., & Jonas, A. E. G. (2014). Urban fiscal austerity, infrastructure provision and the struggle for regional transit in 'Motor City'. Cambridge journal of regions economy and society, 7(1), (189-206). doi:10.1093/cjres/rst031. ISSN 1752-1378

Studies suggest that urban fiscal crises trigger the institutional separation of strategic services from general purpose municipal functions. Traditional reformists have highlighted the economic benefits of regional approaches. Global austerity has c... Read More