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Special Issue Preview: Cities, Networks, and Urban Policy

Articles from our current Special Issue, Cities, Networks, and Urban Policy, are available for download now! Please see all the links below for an introduction to all of our articles in this issue. Introduction By Guest Editor: Zachary Neal (Michigan State University) and Ben Derudder (Ghent University) Research on cities and networks at both the… Continue reading Special Issue Preview: Cities, Networks, and Urban Policy

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Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “Brave New Home: Our Future in Smarter, Simpler, Happier Housing”, reviewed by Tony Filipovitch

Brave New Home: Our Future in Smarter, Simpler, Happier Housing, by Diana Lind, New York, Bold Type Books, 2020. Reviewed by: Tony Filipovitch, Minnesota State University Mankato We have been through so much in recent times: the subprime mortgage crisis, the Great Recession , the Pandemic. The traditional paradigms of where and how we live… Continue reading Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “Brave New Home: Our Future in Smarter, Simpler, Happier Housing”, reviewed by Tony Filipovitch

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Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “Creating the Suburban School Advantage: Race, Localism, and Inequality in an American Metropolis”, reviewed by Jeffrey A. Raffel

Creating the Suburban School Advantage: Race, Localism, and Inequality in an American Metropolis, by John L. Rury, Ithaca and London, Cornell University Press, 2020 Reviewed by: Jeffrey A. Raffel, Messick Chair Emeritus at the Joseph R. Biden School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware Urbanologists are familiar with the unequal distribution… Continue reading Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “Creating the Suburban School Advantage: Race, Localism, and Inequality in an American Metropolis”, reviewed by Jeffrey A. Raffel

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Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “Planning Australia’s Healthy Built Environments”, reviewed by Dr. Tony Matthews

Planning Australia’s Healthy Built Environments, by Jennifer L. Kent and Susan Thompson, New York, Routledge, 2019. Reviewed by: Dr. Tony Matthews, Griffith University Jennifer Kent and Susan Thompson’s excellent new book, Planning Australia’s Healthy Built Environments, depicts the intersections between contemporary urban planning and human health in Australia. Drawing on a growing body of empirical… Continue reading Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “Planning Australia’s Healthy Built Environments”, reviewed by Dr. Tony Matthews

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Would you like to learn more about heritage preservation and urban regeneration? Take a look at this article by Milena Vukmirović & Marko Nikolić

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. Industrial heritage preservation and the urban revitalisation process in Belgrade, by Milena Vukmirović & Marko Nikolić Abstract: Urban regeneration is often driven by economic interests, while the preservation of the meaning and memory of a place is neglected. This could be considered… Continue reading Would you like to learn more about heritage preservation and urban regeneration? Take a look at this article by Milena Vukmirović & Marko Nikolić

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Would you like to know more about the relationship between neighborhood effects and socioeconomic integration? Take a look at this article by Stephan Treuke

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. Between social isolation and opportunity-enriching environments: Assessing neighborhood effects on the socioeconomic integration of the populations of three shanty towns in Salvador, Brazil, by Stephan Treuke Abstract: We aim at assessing neighborhood effects on the socioeconomic integration of poor individuals living in… Continue reading Would you like to know more about the relationship between neighborhood effects and socioeconomic integration? Take a look at this article by Stephan Treuke

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Would you like to know more about fiscal pressures on local governments in China? Take a look at this article by Yan Yan & Andrew Reschovsky

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. Fiscal disparities among local governments in Zhejiang Province, China, by Yan Yan & Andrew Reschovsky Abstract: Although nearly all local governments in China face serious fiscal challenges, fiscal pressures on some local governments are more severe than on others. Using data from… Continue reading Would you like to know more about fiscal pressures on local governments in China? Take a look at this article by Yan Yan & Andrew Reschovsky

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Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “Handbook of Urban Geography”, reviewed by Mark Wilson

Handbook of Urban Geography, by Tim Schwanen and Ronald van Kempen (eds). Edward-Elgar Publishing (2019). Reviewed by: Mark Wilson, Michigan State University Handbooks provide a valuable reference to the contemporary state of thought for a field, and the Handbook of Urban Geography is no exception. Editors Tim Schwanen and Ronald van Kempen have curated an… Continue reading Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “Handbook of Urban Geography”, reviewed by Mark Wilson

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Would you like to know more about land finance revenue? Take a look at this article by Jian Wang, Mark Skidmore, Qun Wu & Shu Wang

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. The impact of a tax cut reform on land finance revenue: Constrained by the binding target of construction land, by Jian Wang, Mark Skidmore, Qun Wu & Shu Wang Abstract: Over the past 2 decades, China’s local governments have tended to increase… Continue reading Would you like to know more about land finance revenue? Take a look at this article by Jian Wang, Mark Skidmore, Qun Wu & Shu Wang

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Would you like to know more about the social solidarity economy? Take a look at this article by Athina Arampatzi

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. Social solidarity economy and urban commoning in post-crisis contexts: Madrid and Athens in a comparative perspective, by Athina Arampatzi Abstract: The social solidarity economy (SSE), as an alternative paradigm to crisis-prone market-driven capitalism, gained significant momentum during the last decade in cities… Continue reading Would you like to know more about the social solidarity economy? Take a look at this article by Athina Arampatzi