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Would you like to learn more about the financialization of single-family rental housing? Take a look at this article by Suzanne Lanyi Charles

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. The financialization of single-family rental housing: An examination of real estate investment trusts’ ownership of single-family houses in the Atlanta metropolitan area, by Suzanne Lanyi Charles Abstract: Single-family rental housing (SFR) is becoming increasingly prevalent in suburban neighborhoods. Historically, small-scale investors have… Continue reading Would you like to learn more about the financialization of single-family rental housing? Take a look at this article by Suzanne Lanyi Charles

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Would you like to learn more about neighborhood selection and race? Take a look at this case study in Los Angeles by C. Aujean Lee

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. “Working towards a better future for ourselves”: Neighborhood choice of middle-class Latino and Asian homeowners in Los Angeles, by C. Aujean Lee Abstract: Homeownership remains the largest asset for families of color and a pathway for socioeconomic opportunities. Latinos and Asian Americans… Continue reading Would you like to learn more about neighborhood selection and race? Take a look at this case study in Los Angeles by C. Aujean Lee

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Are you familiar with “ghost dwellings”? Check out this article by Jake Wegmann to learn more!

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. Residences without residents: Assessing the geography of ghost dwellings in big U.S. cities, by Jake Wegmann Abstract: Ghost dwellings are defined as housing units that are vacant but not abandoned nor available for rent or sale; their owners only occasionally reside in… Continue reading Are you familiar with “ghost dwellings”? Check out this article by Jake Wegmann to learn more!

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Have you ever been curious about why voters appear to be increasingly drawn to populists? Take a look at this article by Simon J. Kiss, Andrea M. L. Perrella & Zachary Spicer

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. Right-wing populism in a metropolis: Personal financial stress, conservative attitudes, and Rob Ford’s Toronto, by Simon J. Kiss, Andrea M. L. Perrella & Zachary Spicer Abstract: Elections such as the UK “Brexit” referendum, Donald Trump’s ascendancy to the presidency, and the growth… Continue reading Have you ever been curious about why voters appear to be increasingly drawn to populists? Take a look at this article by Simon J. Kiss, Andrea M. L. Perrella & Zachary Spicer

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Have you ever wanted to learn more about politics of identification? Take a look at this article by Elizabeth L. Sweet, Rickie Sanders, & Donna-Marie Peters

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. Reversing the gaze, insiders out, outsiders in: Stories from the ivory tower and the field, by Elizabeth L. Sweet, Rickie Sanders, & Donna-Marie Peters Abstract: Western field-based university research places considerable value on objectivity and distancing researchers from the researched. This proves difficult in circumstances… Continue reading Have you ever wanted to learn more about politics of identification? Take a look at this article by Elizabeth L. Sweet, Rickie Sanders, & Donna-Marie Peters

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Call for Papers – Journal of Race, Ethnicity and the City (Deadline: Jan. 15, 2020)

We are delighted to announce that the Journal of Race, Ethnicity and the City (JRE), a new journal sponsored by the Urban Affairs Association, is ready to accept manuscripts for review. The journal will: Serve as an outlet for ground-breaking theoretical and empirical approaches that explore race, ethnicity, identity and social justice; Examine the complex relations between race, ethnicity and other vectors of… Continue reading Call for Papers – Journal of Race, Ethnicity and the City (Deadline: Jan. 15, 2020)

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Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “Legacy Cities”, reviewed by Dennis E. Gale

Legacy Cities: Continuity and Change Amid Decline and Revival, by J. Rosie Tighe and Stephanie Ryberg-Webster (eds.), Pittsburgh, PA, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019 Reviewed by: Dennis E. Gale, Stanford University Legacy (a.k.a. Rust Belt) cities are former centers of industry now suffering from physical and economic decline and social instability. Those in the U.S.… Continue reading Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “Legacy Cities”, reviewed by Dennis E. Gale

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Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “Shaping the Metropolis”, reviewed by Tony Filipovitch

Shaping the Metropolis: Institutions and Urbanization in the United States and Canada, by Zack Taylor, Montreal, Quebec, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019 Reviewed by: Tony Filipovitch, Minnesota State University Mankato Zach Taylor addresses three audiences in this book: political scientists interested in comparative study of the policy process; urban practitioners interested in local cooperation and conflict;… Continue reading Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “Shaping the Metropolis”, reviewed by Tony Filipovitch

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REMINDER: The call for Papers deadline is coming up on November 15th for the 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 concepts such… Continue reading REMINDER: The call for Papers deadline is coming up on November 15th for the Journal of Urban Affairs (JUA) Special Issue: The Arts and the City

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Would you like to learn more about labor market restructuring in post-industrial cities? Take a look at this case study of Pittsburgh and Detroit by Colby King & Laura Crommelin

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. A different perspective on post-industrial labor market restructuring in Detroit and Pittsburgh, by Colby King & Laura Crommelin Abstract: The Midwestern cities of Pittsburgh and Detroit are often held up as quintessential examples of post-industrial urban trajectories—one positive (Pittsburgh) and one negative (Detroit). In… Continue reading Would you like to learn more about labor market restructuring in post-industrial cities? Take a look at this case study of Pittsburgh and Detroit by Colby King & Laura Crommelin