By Mildred E. Warner and Allison E. Tse Imagine a world in which multinational investment firms teamed up with city governments to provide the public goods that we need most—education for our children, housing for the homeless, or a new start for the formerly incarcerated. This is the dream of advocates for a new kind… Continue reading Social Impact Bonds: Are They Too Good to Be True?
By Antonio Paolo Russo ‘Overtourism’, ‘antitourism’, ‘tourismophobia’ are everywhere on the media these days and peep up in small talk at any friends and relatives’ gathering. Of course, in the academia we are quite familiar with the concept and evidence of tourism growth changing places and eventually affecting them. And we’ve been reading about residents’… Continue reading Barcelona’s Struggle with Tourism — Possibly Your Hometown’s Struggle Tomorrow?
By Laura Reese In November of 2011, an emaciated pit bull-type dog was found outside of an Ace Hardware store in Detroit. A concerned citizen called City of Detroit Animal Control (DAC). The dog, known as “Ace,” quickly became a media cause célèbre and pleas to “Save Ace” and offers of adoption from individuals… Continue reading Environmental Correlates of Urban Dog Bites: A Spatial Analysis
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.
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”
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
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
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
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”
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