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!
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. Linking local sustainability policies to health outcomes: An analysis of the urban sustainability-health nexus, by William L. Swann, Emily Brixey & Wayne Wohler Abstract: Sustainable cities are assumed to be healthier, but the relationship between sustainability policies and health outcomes is conspicuously overlooked in the… Continue reading Have you even been curious about the link between sustainability policies and health? Take a look at this article by William L. Swann, Emily Brixey & Wayne Wohler
Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. Is need enough? The determinants of intergovernmental grants to local homeless programs, by David Lee Abstract: The Continuum of Care (CoC) is one of the largest homeless programs in the U.S. The main goal of the CoC is to ameliorate homelessness by… Continue reading Have you ever been curious about federal grand allocation and homeless programs? Take a look at this article by David Lee to learn more!