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Call for Papers: Journal of Urban Affairs (JUA) Special Issue: The Arts and the City

Guest editors: - Eleonora Redaelli, Associate Professor, University of Oregon - Deborah Stevenson, Professor, Western Sydney University Aim and theme of the issue: What is the role of the arts in the city? The literature in urban cultural policy has engaged with this question from the perspectives of different disciplines, with debates often gravitating around… Continue reading Call for Papers: Journal of Urban Affairs (JUA) Special Issue: The Arts and the City

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Do you want to learn more about market-based approaches for public education reform? Check out this article by Stephen Danley & Julia Sass Rubin

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. What enables communities to resist neoliberal education reforms? Lessons from Newark and Camden, New Jersey, by Stephen Danley & Julia Sass Rubin Abstract: Neoliberal education reformers advance a set of strategies intended to improve public education by incorporating market-based approaches. To facilitate the… Continue reading Do you want to learn more about market-based approaches for public education reform? Check out this article by Stephen Danley & Julia Sass Rubin

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Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “After the Projects: Public Housing Redevelopment & the Governance of the Poorest Americans”, reviewed by Rachel Garshick Kleit

After the Projects: Public Housing Redevelopment & the Governance of the Poorest Americans, by Lawrence J. Vale, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2019. Reviewed by: Rachel Garshick Kleit, Ohio State University HOPE VI takes different forms in cities across America. Lawrence Vale’s After the Projects makes an argument that a complexity of forces creates quite varied redevelopment… Continue reading Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “After the Projects: Public Housing Redevelopment & the Governance of the Poorest Americans”, reviewed by Rachel Garshick Kleit

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Are you interested in social impact bonds and the future of the social investment market? Take a look at this article by Simon Lilley, David Harvie, Geoff Lightfoot, & Kenneth Weir

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. Using derivative logic to speculate on the future of the social investment market, by Simon Lilley, David Harvie, Geoff Lightfoot, & Kenneth Weir Abstract: This article pries open the black box of the social impact bond (SIB), the novel financial instrument at… Continue reading Are you interested in social impact bonds and the future of the social investment market? Take a look at this article by Simon Lilley, David Harvie, Geoff Lightfoot, & Kenneth Weir

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Have you ever wondered how neighborhood churches may be related to crime prevention? Check out this article by Barbara D. Warner & Rebecca Headley Konkel

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. Neighborhood churches and their relationship to neighborhood processes important for crime prevention, by Barbara D. Warner & Rebecca Headley Konkel Abstract: Neighborhood organizations are important aspects of the urban landscape that are increasingly being studied in relationship to crime. However, the neighborhood… Continue reading Have you ever wondered how neighborhood churches may be related to crime prevention? Check out this article by Barbara D. Warner & Rebecca Headley Konkel

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Do you want to learn more about how professional sports can create economic development? Check out this article by Geoffrey Propheter

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. Professional sports as economic activity magnets: Some evidence from employment microdata, by Geoffrey Propheter Abstract: Proponents of subsidies for professional sports argue that new sports facilities can revitalize neighborhoods, because they attract large crowds of people and thereby act as magnets of… Continue reading Do you want to learn more about how professional sports can create economic development? Check out this article by Geoffrey Propheter

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Are you curious about the effects of gentrification in small cities? Take a look at this article by Richard E. Ocejo

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. The creative class gets political: Gentrifier politics in small city America, by Richard E. Ocejo Abstract: Gentrification is one among many issues in small cities that urban research has yet to adequately address. As many large cities are becoming unaffordable for even… Continue reading Are you curious about the effects of gentrification in small cities? Take a look at this article by Richard E. Ocejo

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Are you interested in immigration integration in welcoming cities? Take a look at this article by Paul N. McDaniel, Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez, & Qingfang Wang

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. Immigrant integration and receptivity policy formation in welcoming cities, by Paul N. McDaniel, Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez, & Qingfang Wang Abstract: Amid a broader context of immigration federalism and debates over immigration policy in the United States at the national level, states and… Continue reading Are you interested in immigration integration in welcoming cities? Take a look at this article by Paul N. McDaniel, Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez, & Qingfang Wang

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Do you want to learn more about the spatial redistribution of Latino origin groups in America? Check out this article by Barrett A. Lee & Michael J. R. Martin

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. Whither the urban diaspora? The spatial redistribution of Latino origin groups in metropolitan America since 1990, by Barrett A. Lee & Michael J. R. Martin Abstract: Our research advances what is known about the urban portion of the Latino diaspora, focusing on the… Continue reading Do you want to learn more about the spatial redistribution of Latino origin groups in America? Check out this article by Barrett A. Lee & Michael J. R. Martin

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Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: Stigma Cities, reviewed by Fritz (Charles F.) Casey-Leininger, Ph.D.

Foster, Jonathan. Stigma Cities: The Reputation and History of Birmingham, San Francisco, and Las Vegas. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2018. xiv. Reviewed by: Fritz (Charles F.) Casey-Leininger, Ph.D. In Stigma Cities, Jonathan Foster ably demonstrates that reputation and history are deeply intertwined in Birmingham, San Francisco, and Las Vegas and by extension in other cities.… Continue reading Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: Stigma Cities, reviewed by Fritz (Charles F.) Casey-Leininger, Ph.D.