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Book Review Preview: Sustainable London

By Samantha McLean Rob Imrie and Loretta Lees (eds), Sustainable London? The Future of a Global City (Bristol, UK: Policy Press, 2014) ‘Sustainable development’ has become a buzzword in the vernacular of urban policy, yet the term’s ambiguity has made it conveniently adoptable by policy makers wishing to further their own development goals. Sustainable London?… Continue reading Book Review Preview: Sustainable London

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Book Review Preview: The Brooklyn Nobody Knows

By John Shapiro William B. Helmreich, The Brooklyn Nobody Knows: An Urban Walking Guide (Princeton, NJ:  Princeton University Press, 2016). Did you know that… Barak Obama once lived in Park Slope. So did Al Capone. Bushwick’s unconstrained graffiti art is really a changing exhibit managed by a collective. In Gerritsen Beach, a favorite pastime is… Continue reading Book Review Preview: The Brooklyn Nobody Knows

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Book Review Preview: The New York Nobody Knows

By Tony Filipovitch William B. Helmreich, The New York Nobody Knows:  Walking 6,000 Miles in the City (Princeton, NJ:  Princeton University Press, 2013). In The New York Nobody Knows Helmreich proposes to evaluate the city sociologically as a whole, and make it come alive. To write this book, he walked all 6,000 miles of streets… Continue reading Book Review Preview: The New York Nobody Knows

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Does Social Mixing Work? A JUA Blog Review of Integrating the Inner City

By David Varady Robert J. Chaskin and Mark L. Joseph. Integrating the Inner City: The Promise and Perils of Mixed-Income Public Housing Transformation (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015). Most previous American public housing research has concentrated either on the history of public housing or on the consequences of demolishing projects and relocating residents. Instead,… Continue reading Does Social Mixing Work? A JUA Blog Review of Integrating the Inner City

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Book Review Preview: Socioeconomic Segregation in European Capital Cities

By David Varady Tiit Tammaru, Szymon Marcińczak, Maarten van Ham, and Sako Musterd (Editors). Socio-Economic Segregation in European Capital Cities: East Meets West. (London and New York: Routledge, 2016). Socio-Economic Segregation in European Cities: East Meets West constitutes the first major comparative analysis of socio-economic segregation in European cities and is based on quantitative and… Continue reading Book Review Preview: Socioeconomic Segregation in European Capital Cities

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Final Reflections on Jerusalem: The Spatial Politics of a Divided Metropolis

This is the fifth and final blog post in our series on the book Jerusalem: The Spatial Politics of a Divided Metropolis. The series was inspired by a panel discussion at UAA. Previous posts were written by Anne Shlay, Zachary Neal, Deirdre Oakley, and Rachel Garshick Kleit. By Elena Vesselinov It was a great privilege… Continue reading Final Reflections on Jerusalem: The Spatial Politics of a Divided Metropolis

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Some Relections on Jerusalem: The Spatial Politics of a Divided Metropolis

This is the third in a series of blog posts evolving from a panel at UAA 2016. In Part 1, Anne Shlay introduced her book Jerusalem: The Spatial Politics of a Divided Metropolis, co-written with Gillad Rosen. In Part 2, Zachary Neal shared his thoughts on the book. By Deirdre Oakley I’ll begin by saying… Continue reading Some Relections on Jerusalem: The Spatial Politics of a Divided Metropolis

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Jerusalem: The Spatial Politics of a Divided Metropolis

This is the first in a series of blog posts around the book Jerusalem: The Spatial Politics of a Divided Metropolis. By Anne B. Shlay In 2006, I received a Fulbright Research Scholarship to study Israeli housing markets.  I was fascinated by the high density levels in which Jerusalemites lived and thought that knowing more… Continue reading Jerusalem: The Spatial Politics of a Divided Metropolis