University of Maryland Faculty Member Willow Lung-Amam Named Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar for 2017

May 16, 2017UAA Community News

University of Maryland faculty member Willow Lung-Amam, an assistant professor in the department of urban studies and planning program, has been named one of ten Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars for 2017 at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Malkiel Scholars Award supports junior faculty whose research focuses … Read More

Fragmented Regional Worlds: Inequality and Populism in a Globalising World

May 16, 2017UAA Community News

RSA Australasia Conference 2017, Sydney, Australia This conference uses recent developments as a backdrop for understanding the social, economic and political drivers of regional change and policy responses, in a post-truth world. We encourage papers that consider Antipodean perspectives of these phenomena, as well as those that seek to provide a broader understanding of contemporary … Read More

University of Louisville PhD Program Funding Still Available (This Year) **Fall, 2017**

May 9, 2017UAA Community News

The Ph.D program in Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Louisville has Graduate Research Asst (GRA) funding available for highly qualified candidates to begin studies Fall, 2017 (August). Please see the Urban and Public Affairs website for more information. http://louisville.edu/upa/programs/phd The deadline for applications (including ALL materials) is before August 1. Please contact … Read More

Geoffrey Moss Publishes New Book: “Artistic Enclaves in the Post-Industrial City: A Case Study of Lawrenceville Pittsburgh”

April 18, 2017UAA Community News

This book clarifies, builds on and amends Richard Florida’s comment that bohemian artists have become part of a larger creative class. It defines a new heuristic type, the artistic creative class enclave, and presents an elaborate typological analysis of the similarities and differences between artistic creative class enclaves and other types of artistic enclaves. It … Read More

Call for Papers: Manufacturing Growth and Innovation in the United States

April 14, 2017UAA Community News

Economic Development Quarterly (EDQ) is seeking evidence-based research manuscripts for a special issue of the journal that highlights effective economic development and workforce policies designed to foster manufacturing innovation and growth in the United States. The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and Sage Publications are collaborating with the National Institute of Standards and Technology … Read More

New Book: Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City by Derek Hyra

March 28, 2017UAA Community News

Derek Hyra, Associate Professor and Founding Director of the Metropolitan Policy Center at American University, has a new book coming out. Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City is an in-depth ethnography of Washington, DC’s Shaw/U Street neighborhood. Hyra captures here a quickly gentrifying space, in which long-time black residents are joined, and variously … Read More

Local Government in Australia: History, Theory and Public Policy by Bligh Grant and Joseph Drew Published by Springer Palgrave

March 28, 2017UAA Community News

This is the first comprehensive book examining local government in the Australian federation for several decades. It is written from the perspective of political studies, incorporating elements of economics and public administration. In 12 chapters, it covers four broad topics. First, it provides a history of local government in Australia in the individual colonies and … Read More

Via The Guardian: Saskia Sassen on Jane Jacobs’ Legacy and the Relevance of “Place”

March 15, 2017UAA Community News

A timely reminder of Jane Jacobs’ contribution to our understanding of urban living. Sassen provides a vivid story of her encounter with Jane Jacobs’ sharp and critical mind while also providing an important reminder about the relevance of place in our global world. https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/may/04/jane-jacobs-100th-birthday-saskia-sassen?CMP=share_btn_fb Join us Saturday, April 22, 2017 @ 1pm to “What would … Read More