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Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “No Little Plans”, reviewed by John Walls

No Little Plans : How Government Built America’s Wealth and Infrastructure, by Ian Wray, New York, Routledge, 2019 Reviewed by: John Walls, Urban Planner (Retired) Ian Wray’s book is important because it provides a lucid explanation for the global decline of the United States. It also helps explain why current politics are increasingly toxic. The… Continue reading Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “No Little Plans”, reviewed by John Walls

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Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “International Financial Centres after the Global Financial Crisis and Brexit”, reviewed by Simone Franzi

International Financial Centres after the Global Financial Crisis and Brexit, by Youssef Cassis and Dariusz Wojcik (Eds), Oxford and New York, Oxford University Press, 2018. Reviewed by: Simone Franzi Virginia, Polytechnic Institute and State University How was the geography of global finance affected by the Global Financial Crisis (GFC)? Cassis and Wojcik’s book, International Financial… Continue reading Take a Look at this Preview of an Upcoming Book Review: “International Financial Centres after the Global Financial Crisis and Brexit”, reviewed by Simone Franzi

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Would you like to learn more about how the presence of independent lists influence voter turnout in elections? Take a look at this article by António F. Tavares, Ringa Raudla, & Tiago Silva to learn more!

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. Best of both worlds? Independent lists and voter turnout in local elections, by António F. Tavares, Ringa Raudla, & Tiago Silva Abstract: How does the presence of independent lists influence voter turnout in municipal and sub-municipal elections? Despite the persistence of independent lists in local… Continue reading Would you like to learn more about how the presence of independent lists influence voter turnout in elections? Take a look at this article by António F. Tavares, Ringa Raudla, & Tiago Silva to learn more!

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Would you like to learn more about the reconfiguration of public spaces into vibrant urban centers? Take a look at Piper Gaubatz’s article focusing on New China (Xinhua) Square

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. New China Square: Chinese public space in developmental, environmental and social contexts, by Piper Gaubatz Abstract: Reconfigured public spaces—particularly those established during the early years of Mao’s China—are significant features in China’s urban core areas. The motivations for maintaining urban public spaces… Continue reading Would you like to learn more about the reconfiguration of public spaces into vibrant urban centers? Take a look at Piper Gaubatz’s article focusing on New China (Xinhua) Square

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Have you ever been curious about social impact bonds? Take a look at this article by Robert Ogman to learn more about ethical capitalism

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. “Ethical capitalism” in the city: Embedded economy or marketization? The case of social impact bonds, by Robert Ogman Abstract: This paper offers a cultural political economy approach to efforts to advance the “social investment market” as a specific crisis management strategy in… Continue reading Have you ever been curious about social impact bonds? Take a look at this article by Robert Ogman to learn more about ethical capitalism

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Have you ever wondered how hosting the Olympics may impact local residents? Take a look at this article by Harry H. Hiller and Richard A. Wanner

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. The Olympics as an urban policy choice: Post-Games assessments of economic value by host city residents, by Harry H. Hiller & Richard A. Wanner Abstract: Olympic boosters have increasingly encountered opposition among city residents about the idea of hosting the Games. Among factors leading… Continue reading Have you ever wondered how hosting the Olympics may impact local residents? Take a look at this article by Harry H. Hiller and Richard A. Wanner

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Are you interested in urban climate governance? Take a look at this unique case in Russia study from Jeroen van der Heijden, Olesya Luckmann, and Alexandra Cherkasheva

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. Urban climate governance in Russia: Insights from Moscow and St. Petersburg, by Jeroen van der Heijden, Olesya Luckmann, and Alexandra Cherkasheva Abstract: Cities are considered key to addressing climate change. A substantial volume of scholarship is now available on urban climate transitions… Continue reading Are you interested in urban climate governance? Take a look at this unique case in Russia study from Jeroen van der Heijden, Olesya Luckmann, and Alexandra Cherkasheva

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Have you wanted to learn more about the phenomenon of the middle neighborhood? Take a look at Alan Mallach’s study into African-American middle neighborhoods in St. Louis

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. Over the edge: Trajectories of African-American middle neighborhoods in St. Louis since 2000, by Alan Mallach Abstract: The phenomenon of the middle neighborhood, those urban working-class neighborhoods that are, in Paul Brophy’s words, “not in deep distress but not thriving either,” has… Continue reading Have you wanted to learn more about the phenomenon of the middle neighborhood? Take a look at Alan Mallach’s study into African-American middle neighborhoods in St. Louis

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Would you like to learn more about urban activism? Check out Christian Fröhlich’s new article, set in contemporary Russia

Please enjoy the following article from the Journal of Urban Affairs, available online. Urban citizenship under post-Soviet conditions: Grassroots struggles of residents in contemporary Moscow, by Christian Fröhlich Abstract: This paper studies local urban activism in contemporary Russia and relates neighborhood protests and urban citizenship to conflicts over housing-related public space. It situates Moscow as… Continue reading Would you like to learn more about urban activism? Check out Christian Fröhlich’s new article, set in contemporary Russia

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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