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Have you ever been curious about how educational budget cuts impact urban school districts? Take a look at this article by Mariah Kornbluh

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. Untold student stories: Examining educational budget cuts within urban school settings, by Mariah Kornbluh Abstract: School choice, which allows a school district to accept students from other districts, has been enthusiastically touted in the state of Michigan and recently on a national… Continue reading Have you ever been curious about how educational budget cuts impact urban school districts? Take a look at this article by Mariah Kornbluh

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Journal of Urban Affairs: Scholar Development Program

The editors of the Journal of Urban Affairs are committed to supporting the development of the next generation of urban scholars. To this end, JUA has participated in the publishing workshops at the annual meetings of the Urban Affairs Association. At these workshops, recent graduates and beginning scholars have the opportunity to learn more about… Continue reading Journal of Urban Affairs: Scholar Development Program

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Have you ever struggled with methodological challenges while researching neighborhood effects? Take a look at this article by Christoph Zangger

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. Making a place for space: Using spatial econometrics to model neighborhood effects, by Christoph Zangger Abstract: Researchers interested in neighborhood effects face many methodological challenges, including, among others, the unobserved selection into neighborhoods that might be associated with the outcome under study,… Continue reading Have you ever struggled with methodological challenges while researching neighborhood effects? Take a look at this article by Christoph Zangger

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Do you want to learn more about the emergence of cooperative cities? Take a look at this article by Stacey A. Sutton

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. Cooperative cities: Municipal support for worker cooperatives in the United States, by Stacey A. Sutton Abstract: This article examines the emergence of cooperative cities, or municipalities creating enabling environments for worker-owned cooperatives since 2009 by adopting legislation and budget initiatives explicitly fitted… Continue reading Do you want to learn more about the emergence of cooperative cities? Take a look at this article by Stacey A. Sutton

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Do you have an interest in public art projects and their representation in urban public spaces? Take a look at this article by Andrew Zitcer and Salina M. Almanzar

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. Public art, cultural representation, and the just city, by Andrew Zitcer and Salina M. Almanzar Abstract: Recent controversies around public art demonstrate that cultural representation in urban public space is enormously consequential. Given that urban planners and policymakers are often involved in… Continue reading Do you have an interest in public art projects and their representation in urban public spaces? Take a look at this article by Andrew Zitcer and Salina M. Almanzar

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Have you ever been curious about how cities can reduce property tax delinquencies? Take a look at this article from Timothy R. Hodge.

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. Decreasing delinquency through assessment reductions: Evidence from Detroit, by Timothy R. Hodge Abstract: Detroit recently decreased assessments for 3 consecutive years, 2014–2016, with 2 possible types of reduction: a decrease in assessment without a decrease in property tax bill or a decrease… Continue reading Have you ever been curious about how cities can reduce property tax delinquencies? Take a look at this article from Timothy R. Hodge.

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Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “The Geopolitics of Spectacle: Space, Synecdoche, and the New Capitals of Asia”, reviewed by Kyle T. Evered

The Geopolitics of Spectacle: Space, Synecdoche, and the New Capitals of Asia, by Natalie Koch. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018. Reviewed by: Kyle T. Evered, Michigan State University In her 2018 book The Geopolitics of Spectacle: Space, Synecdoche, and the New Capitals of Asia, political geographer Natalie Koch confronts today’s spectacle-scapes of monumental urban development… Continue reading Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “The Geopolitics of Spectacle: Space, Synecdoche, and the New Capitals of Asia”, reviewed by Kyle T. Evered

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Call for Papers: 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… Continue reading Call for Papers: Journal of Urban Affairs (JUA) Special Issue: The Arts and the City

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Do you want to learn more about market-based approaches for public education reform? Check out this article by Stephen Danley & Julia Sass Rubin

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. What enables communities to resist neoliberal education reforms? Lessons from Newark and Camden, New Jersey, by Stephen Danley & Julia Sass Rubin Abstract: Neoliberal education reformers advance a set of strategies intended to improve public education by incorporating market-based approaches. To facilitate the… Continue reading Do you want to learn more about market-based approaches for public education reform? Check out this article by Stephen Danley & Julia Sass Rubin

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Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “After the Projects: Public Housing Redevelopment & the Governance of the Poorest Americans”, reviewed by Rachel Garshick Kleit

After the Projects: Public Housing Redevelopment & the Governance of the Poorest Americans, by Lawrence J. Vale, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2019. Reviewed by: Rachel Garshick Kleit, Ohio State University HOPE VI takes different forms in cities across America. Lawrence Vale’s After the Projects makes an argument that a complexity of forces creates quite varied redevelopment… Continue reading Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “After the Projects: Public Housing Redevelopment & the Governance of the Poorest Americans”, reviewed by Rachel Garshick Kleit