Creating Cities/Building Cities by Peter Karl Kresl with Daniele Ietri. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017 By Dennis E. Gale, Stanford University Author Kresl sets out to examine “the ways in which, over time, architecture has been used to define and redefine a city, both visually and functionally, and to enhance its competitiveness.”… Continue reading Book Review Preview: Creating Cities
Call for Papers Cities of the Arab World: Theory, Investigation, Critique February 14-16, 2019 Global Urban Studies Program, Michigan State University Contemporary Arab cities are dynamic entities within and through which larger national, regional and global political-economic, technological and cultural forces interact. Global discourses of urban development and redevelopment, for example, contribute to traumatic dislocations in… Continue reading Arab Cities Conference 2019
The output of research papers continues to accelerate for many reasons: new topics (such as the many dimensions of climate change, including adaptation), new methods (including big data), and of course the emergence of new urban systems, notably in China and India. In this intellectual marketplace, where more researchers are being serviced by more journals,… Continue reading The JUA’s New Push for Critical Review Articles in Urban Studies
By James DeFilippis, Brian Stromberg & Olivia R. Williams Community Land Trusts (CLTs) have grown dramatically in both number and size in the last twenty years. A product of civil rights activists, the CLT first emerged as a mechanism explicitly for community control of land and development. In this form, the CLT was a vehicle to… Continue reading W(h)ither the Community in Community Land Trusts?
By Brittany Lee Frederick Development Drowned and Reborn: Blues and Bourbon Restorations in Post-Katrina New Orleans, by Clyde Woods (Athens: University of Georgia Press 2017). In 1927, long before Hurricane Katrina bore down upon Louisiana with devastating force, city planners dynamited the levees in the predominately black St. Bernard and Plaquemine parishes in anticipation of a… Continue reading Book Review Preview – Development Drowned and Reborn: Blues and Bourbon Restorations in Post-Katrina New Orleans
Trajectories of Conflict and Peace: Jerusalem and Belfast Since 1994, by Scott Bollens, New York, NY, Routledge Press, 2018 By Anne Shlay Scott Bollens tackles two stubborn conflicts – one between Jews and Palestinians in Jerusalem and the other between Catholics and Protestants in Belfast. We encounter space, nationalism, ethnicity, urban and national politics and… Continue reading Book Review Preview: Trajectories of Conflict
By Igor Vojnovic We begin our third year with changes to the JUA’s main editorial team. Deirdre Oakley accepted a new role as editor-in-chief of City & Community, so she has stepped down from her position as the JUA’s community development, housing, and urban affairs managing editor. Congratulations Deirdre! Given her role and impact with… Continue reading Our Year Three: Change and Continuity at the JUA
By Haifeng Qian I have studied entrepreneurship in cities for about a decade. Although not a very risk-taking person myself, I always admire the courage of entrepreneurs to startup their own businesses in an increasingly fast-changing market. It is a risky career choice, as most startup companies cannot survive the first five years. As an… Continue reading Cultural Entrepreneurship in U.S. Cities (2018 UAA Best Conference Paper)
By Gregory D. Squires Book Review Preview: Healing our Divided Society: Investing in America Fifty Years After the Kerner Report, Fred Harris and Alan Curtis (eds) Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2018 “Everybody does better when everybody does better” (p. vi) is the appropriate opening epigram, penned by Jim Hightower, for this retrospective on the 50th… Continue reading Book Review Preview: Healing our Divided Society: Investing in America Fifty Years After the Kerner Report
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?