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Online ahead of print| Open government data in the smart city: Interoperability, urban knowledge, and linking legacy systems, by Thomas Lodato, Emma French, & Jennifer Clark

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online prior to print. Open government data in the smart city: Interoperability, urban knowledge, and linking legacy systems, by Thomas Lodato, Emma French, & Jennifer Clark Abstract: Open government data (OGD) promise to reveal new insights and inform governance decisions related to changing… Continue reading Online ahead of print| Open government data in the smart city: Interoperability, urban knowledge, and linking legacy systems, by Thomas Lodato, Emma French, & Jennifer Clark

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Online ahead of print | Assemblages of altruism in urban service delivery: Seamful designs and cities, by Teresa Swist & Liam Magee

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online prior to print. Assemblages of altruism in urban service delivery: Seamful designs and cities, by Teresa Swist & Liam Magee Abstract: Lack of access to services is one of the chief difficulties faced by marginalized urban communities. The proximity of digital technologies… Continue reading Online ahead of print | Assemblages of altruism in urban service delivery: Seamful designs and cities, by Teresa Swist & Liam Magee

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Free Access Article: Cultural entrepreneurship in U.S. cities (Issue 8)

The following article in the Journal of Urban Affairs, Issue 8 of 2018, is now available as a free access article. Cultural entrepreneurship in U.S. cities, by Haifeng Qian &Shiqin Liu Abstract: The cultural economy and entrepreneurship have been recognized as driving forces for urban and regional economic development. However, the overlap between the two—that is, cultural… Continue reading Free Access Article: Cultural entrepreneurship in U.S. cities (Issue 8)

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Request for Proposal: Founding Editorship of UAA’s New Journal “Race, Ethnicity and the City”

The Urban Affairs Association (UAA) is delighted to invite applications from individuals or teams for the founding editorship of our new journal, Race, Ethnicity and the City. The initial period of the editorship will be between 1st April 2019 and 31st December 2021, with the option of renewal for a further period, subject to mutual consent. Key Deadlines… Continue reading Request for Proposal: Founding Editorship of UAA’s New Journal “Race, Ethnicity and the City”

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Online ahead of print | An island of civilization in a sea of delay?

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online prior to print. An island of civilization in a sea of delay? Indifference and fragmentation along the rugged shorelines of Kiev’s newbuild archipelago, by Kostyantyn Mezentsev, Michael Gentile, Nataliia Mezentseva & Iuliia Stebletska Abstract: Some of the literature on newbuild gentrification (NBG)… Continue reading Online ahead of print | An island of civilization in a sea of delay?

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Free Access Article: Drift and conversion in metropolitan governance

Please enjoy the following free access article in the Journal of Urban Affairs, Issue 7 of 2018. Drift and conversion in metropolitan governance: The rise of California’s redevelopment agencies, by Nicholas J. Marantz Abstract: Analysis of formal institutions in metropolitan governance has focused primarily on observable changes such as statewide property tax limitations and municipal… Continue reading Free Access Article: Drift and conversion in metropolitan governance

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Book Review Preview: Global City Makers

Global City Makers: Economic Actors and Practices in the World City Network, by Michael Hoyler, Christof Parnreiter, and Allan Watson (eds.). Cheltenham, UK, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018 Reviewed By Sören Scholvin, University of Hanover The world city network “can be seen as the ‘collective product of the agency’ of particular actors” (p. 10), the editors… Continue reading Book Review Preview: Global City Makers

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Book Review Preview: The Roots of Urban Renaissance

The Roots of Urban Renaissance: Gentrification and the Struggle Over Harlem, by Brian D. Goldstein. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 2017 Reviewed by Dennis E. Gale, Stanford University Novelist Ralph Ellison wrote in the mid-1960s that New York City’s Harlem was “a slum,” and “a ruin,” composed not only of the “spires and crosses of churches,” but,… Continue reading Book Review Preview: The Roots of Urban Renaissance

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Book Review Preview: Creating Cities

Creating Cities/Building Cities by Peter Karl Kresl with Daniele Ietri. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017 By Dennis E. Gale, Stanford University Author Kresl sets out to examine “the ways in which, over time, architecture has been used to define and redefine a city, both visually and functionally, and to enhance its competitiveness.”… Continue reading Book Review Preview: Creating Cities

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Arab Cities Conference 2019

Call for Papers  Cities of the Arab World: Theory, Investigation, Critique February 14-16, 2019 Global Urban Studies Program, Michigan State University Contemporary Arab cities are dynamic entities within and through which larger national, regional and global political-economic, technological and cultural forces interact. Global discourses of urban development and redevelopment, for example, contribute to traumatic dislocations in… Continue reading Arab Cities Conference 2019