By Peter Eisinger Wandering through a museum exhibit some years ago on art from the cradle of civilization, I came upon a map of the ancient Middle East with the names of scores of cities that no longer exist, and I was suddenly struck that the world is indeed full of sites of once vibrant… Continue reading Do I Still Think Detroit is Dying?
By David Varady Robert J. Chaskin and Mark L. Joseph. Integrating the Inner City: The Promise and Perils of Mixed-Income Public Housing Transformation (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015). Most previous American public housing research has concentrated either on the history of public housing or on the consequences of demolishing projects and relocating residents. Instead,… Continue reading Does Social Mixing Work? A JUA Blog Review of Integrating the Inner City
By David Varady Tiit Tammaru, Szymon Marcińczak, Maarten van Ham, and Sako Musterd (Editors). Socio-Economic Segregation in European Capital Cities: East Meets West. (London and New York: Routledge, 2016). Socio-Economic Segregation in European Cities: East Meets West constitutes the first major comparative analysis of socio-economic segregation in European cities and is based on quantitative and… Continue reading Book Review Preview: Socioeconomic Segregation in European Capital Cities
Guest Editors: Ronald K. Vogel and Meghan Joy Submission Deadline: March 31, 2017 There is a serious gap between the problems faced by 21st century cities and their proposed solutions, which are often small-scale, siloed and unsustainable. Paradoxically, as cities face the pressures of poverty, unemployment, social and physical infrastructure degradation, and pollution, they are… Continue reading Call for Papers: JUA Special Issue on Actioning the Progressive City