Housing, New York City, Virtual Issues

Predatory Equity and Affordable Housing in NYC

By Desiree Fields From 2010-2012, I was conducting fieldwork in New York City, focusing on an aggressive wave of private equity investment in the city’s rent-stabilized housing market during the mid-2000s housing boom. Readers may be familiar with this trend through the story of Stuyvesant Town, a complex consisting of nearly 10,000 apartments in Manhattan:… Continue reading Predatory Equity and Affordable Housing in NYC

China, Virtual Issues

Urbanization, Land Development, and Land Financing: Evidence from Chinese Cities

By Lin Ye and Alfred M. Wu China's urbanization is significant worldwide. The country's urban population proportion increased from 18 percent in 1978 to 51 percent in 2011. It is estimated that the urban population in China will exceed 60 percent in 2020 and 70 percent in 2050. This unprecedented urbanization process is characterized by… Continue reading Urbanization, Land Development, and Land Financing: Evidence from Chinese Cities

book review

Book Review Preview: Blaming the Poor

By David Imbroscio Susan D. Greenbaum, Blaming the Poor: The Long Shadow of the Moynihan Report on Cruel Images About Poverty (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2015). The Moynihan Report’s “regrettably durable impact” on “race relations and social policy in the US, with an emphasis on the humiliating image the report cast of poor… Continue reading Book Review Preview: Blaming the Poor

Buffalo, Virtual Issues

“DAWN OF THE DEAD CITY” REDUX

By Robert Silverman, Professor, University at Buffalo Kelly Patterson, Associate Professor, University at Buffalo Li Yin, Associate Professor, University at Buffalo Our article, “Dawn of the Dead City” was first published in the Journal of Urban Affairs (JUA) in 2013. It was recently resurrected in the May 2016 virtual issue of the journal. The article… Continue reading “DAWN OF THE DEAD CITY” REDUX

Virtual Issues

JUA Virtual Issue Available: Global Urban Change

Our latest Virtual Issue has been released! Each Journal of Urban Affairs Virtual Issue features previously published content related to one pressing or noteworthy theme. The topic of our May 2016 Virtual issue is Global Urban Change. The transition from the 20th to the 21st Century has been characterized by processes of rapid urban change,… Continue reading JUA Virtual Issue Available: Global Urban Change