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Is it all in the eye of the beholder? Benefits of living in mixed-income neighborhoods in New York and Los Angeles.

Is it all in the eye of the beholder? Benefits of living in mixed-income neighborhoods in New York and Los Angeles, by Elena Vesselinov, Mary Clare Lennon & Renaud Le Goix, appears in Volume 40, Issue 2 of the Jorunal of Urban Affairs and is currently available for free access. By Elena Vesselinov I am… Continue reading Is it all in the eye of the beholder? Benefits of living in mixed-income neighborhoods in New York and Los Angeles.

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Special Issue on “Contributions of Community Psychology to Urban Research and Policy”

Special Issue of Journal of Urban Affairs on “Contributions of Community Psychology to Urban Research and Policy” The Journal of Urban Affairs invites proposals for articles to be published in a special issue on “Contributions of Community Psychology to Urban Research and Policy,” guest edited by Jennifer Watling Neal (Michigan State University). The field of… Continue reading CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Special Issue on “Contributions of Community Psychology to Urban Research and Policy”

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Special Issue: The Citizens in City-regions

Special Issue: The Citizens in City-regions Guest editors: Anders Lidström and Linze Schaap For the first time ever, a special collection of papers on the citizens in city-regions has been published in the Journal of Urban Affairs. It has become increasingly relevant to develop knowledge about citizenship in a city-regional setting as more people all… Continue reading Special Issue: The Citizens in City-regions

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Book Review Preview: How to Kill a City

By Dennis E. Gale Peter Moskowitz. How to Kill a City. (New York: Nation Books, 2017) Journalist Moskowitz pens a provocative book arguing that gentrification --- in virtually all of its dimensions --- destroys communities. An impassioned writer, he centers his critique on case studies of four U.S. cities: New Orleans, Detroit, San Francisco, and… Continue reading Book Review Preview: How to Kill a City

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CALL FOR PAPERS: JUA Special Issue on Black Meccas of the South

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2018 Call for Papers: JUA Special Issue Black Meccas of the South The Journal of Urban Affairs invites article submissions for a special issue on “Black Meccas of the South,” guest edited by Kali-Ahset Amen (Emory University) and Deirdre Oakley (Georgia State University). Employing an inter-American framework to interrogate and reposition the… Continue reading CALL FOR PAPERS: JUA Special Issue on Black Meccas of the South

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue on “Cities, Networks, & Urban Policy”

Special Issue of Journal of Urban Affairs on “Cities, Networks, & Urban Policy” The Journal of Urban Affairs invites article submissions for a special issue on “Cities, Networks, & Urban Policy,” guest edited by Zachary Neal (Michigan State University) and Ben Derudder (Universiteit Gent). References to ‘urban networks’ in scientific books and articles have grown… Continue reading CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue on “Cities, Networks, & Urban Policy”

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: ANIMALS IN THE CITY

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: ANIMALS IN THE CITY Symposium, Journal of Urban Affairs Laura A. Reese, Editor Global Urban Studies Program Michigan State University Public policies and other issues related to animals in the city have not been well explored; yet, issues of animal welfare have long been tied to municipal politics.  Historically, regulations designed to… Continue reading CALL FOR PROPOSALS: ANIMALS IN THE CITY

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Special Issue: Urban Transformations and Spectacles in Brazil

Guest editor: Xuefei Ren This special issue presents a set of articles that critically examine the changing urban governance, politics, and rights to the city in Brazil in the wake of two mega-events: the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics. To date, much of the critical geography scholarship on mega-events has been framed… Continue reading Special Issue: Urban Transformations and Spectacles in Brazil

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Does spatial assimilation lead to reproduction of gentrification in the global city?

By Richard J. Smith My thinking about gentrification formed as an undergraduate at the University of Michigan at church. After a weekend service trip on Detroit’s west side with Habitat for Humanity, I casually mentioned to our associate pastor how great it was to see all the new investment in downtown Detroit. He responded, "But… Continue reading Does spatial assimilation lead to reproduction of gentrification in the global city?

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Book Review Preview: The New Brooklyn

By Tony Filipovitch Kay S. Hymowitz, The New Brooklyn: What It Takes to Bring Back a City (Lanham, MD:  Rowman & Littlefield, 2017).  Kay Hymowitz offers a nuanced defense of gentrification as a process of creative destruction, one that results in winners and losers (although sometimes in unanticipated ways).  As she says in her conclusion,… Continue reading Book Review Preview: The New Brooklyn