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Submit Your Paper for the 2016 UAA Best Conference Paper Award!

Deadline: July 15, 2016   This award is presented to the author(s) of the paper judged to be the best paper presented at the most recent Urban Affairs Association conference. Recipients are given a $1000 honorarium and a complimentary registration to the subsequent conference where the achievement is officially recognized, including the presentation of a… Continue reading Submit Your Paper for the 2016 UAA Best Conference Paper Award!

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Call for Papers: JUA Special Issue on Central and South America

Central and South America, along with the Caribbean Islands, face unique urban challenges. From being “economic miracles” in the 1950s through the so-called “lost decade” in the 1980s, this global region has also been the laboratory for testing radical neoliberal policies since the mid 1970s and is now a focal point of a worldwide economic… Continue reading Call for Papers: JUA Special Issue on Central and South America

Urban Policy

Toward a Community Paradigm for Socioeconomic Attainment

By David Imbroscio Much of American urban policy focuses on the limited nature of economic opportunities for disadvantaged populations, something that impedes upward social mobility. In essence, while it often goes unacknowledged (or even recognized), it is the powerful principle of meritocracy that is violated by these blocked opportunities and barriers to social mobility; that… Continue reading Toward a Community Paradigm for Socioeconomic Attainment

book review, Jerusalem

Some Relections on Jerusalem: The Spatial Politics of a Divided Metropolis

This is the third in a series of blog posts evolving from a panel at UAA 2016. In Part 1, Anne Shlay introduced her book Jerusalem: The Spatial Politics of a Divided Metropolis, co-written with Gillad Rosen. In Part 2, Zachary Neal shared his thoughts on the book. By Deirdre Oakley I’ll begin by saying… Continue reading Some Relections on Jerusalem: The Spatial Politics of a Divided Metropolis

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Blog Exclusive Book Review: Ghetto

By Deirdre Oakley and Clinton Boyd, Jr., Georgia State University. Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea. By Mitchell Duneier: New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016. In this new, very timely and well-written book, Sociologist Mitchell Duneier takes on the complex challenge of documenting the history and ever-changing meaning… Continue reading Blog Exclusive Book Review: Ghetto

book review, Jerusalem

Jerusalem: The Spatial Politics of a Divided Metropolis

This is the first in a series of blog posts around the book Jerusalem: The Spatial Politics of a Divided Metropolis. By Anne B. Shlay In 2006, I received a Fulbright Research Scholarship to study Israeli housing markets.  I was fascinated by the high density levels in which Jerusalemites lived and thought that knowing more… Continue reading Jerusalem: The Spatial Politics of a Divided Metropolis