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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