Immigration, ethnicity, and race continue to leave a major imprint on the culture, politics, and economy of cities and their suburbs. Rapid sociodemographic change—which especially impacts urban regions—has once again thrust immigration, ethnicity, and race to the forefront of policy and politics throughout North America and Europe. The articles in this virtual issue explore cutting-edge… Continue reading JUA Virtual Issue Available: Immigration, Ethnicity, and Race in the City
Category: Virtual Issues
Do I Still Think Detroit is Dying?
By Peter Eisinger Wandering through a museum exhibit some years ago on art from the cradle of civilization, I came upon a map of the ancient Middle East with the names of scores of cities that no longer exist, and I was suddenly struck that the world is indeed full of sites of once vibrant… Continue reading Do I Still Think Detroit is Dying?
Relocating disadvantage in Australian cities: the case of suburban Sydney
By Bill Randolph and Andy Tice What do the Pope, the President of the United States and the head of the IMF have in common? They have all recently spoken out against rising inequality which has now become a widely recognised global trend over the last thirty years (OECD, 2011; The Economist, 2012). With Oxfam… Continue reading Relocating disadvantage in Australian cities: the case of suburban Sydney
Predatory Equity and Affordable Housing in NYC
By Desiree Fields From 2010-2012, I was conducting fieldwork in New York City, focusing on an aggressive wave of private equity investment in the city’s rent-stabilized housing market during the mid-2000s housing boom. Readers may be familiar with this trend through the story of Stuyvesant Town, a complex consisting of nearly 10,000 apartments in Manhattan:… Continue reading Predatory Equity and Affordable Housing in NYC
Urbanization, Land Development, and Land Financing: Evidence from Chinese Cities
By Lin Ye and Alfred M. Wu China's urbanization is significant worldwide. The country's urban population proportion increased from 18 percent in 1978 to 51 percent in 2011. It is estimated that the urban population in China will exceed 60 percent in 2020 and 70 percent in 2050. This unprecedented urbanization process is characterized by… Continue reading Urbanization, Land Development, and Land Financing: Evidence from Chinese Cities
“DAWN OF THE DEAD CITY” REDUX
By Robert Silverman, Professor, University at Buffalo Kelly Patterson, Associate Professor, University at Buffalo Li Yin, Associate Professor, University at Buffalo Our article, “Dawn of the Dead City” was first published in the Journal of Urban Affairs (JUA) in 2013. It was recently resurrected in the May 2016 virtual issue of the journal. The article… Continue reading “DAWN OF THE DEAD CITY” REDUX
JUA Virtual Issue Available: Global Urban Change
Our latest Virtual Issue has been released! Each Journal of Urban Affairs Virtual Issue features previously published content related to one pressing or noteworthy theme. The topic of our May 2016 Virtual issue is Global Urban Change. The transition from the 20th to the 21st Century has been characterized by processes of rapid urban change,… Continue reading JUA Virtual Issue Available: Global Urban Change