Faculty, Student, and Alumni News from The Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers

October 30, 2012UAA Community News

FACULTY NEWS Hooshang Amirahmadi has just published a new book entitled The Political Economy of Iran Under the Qajars: Society, Politics, Economics and Foreign Relations 1796-1926. The book is published by I B. Tauris in London and distributed by McMillan, Palgrave and St. Martin Press. Clinton Andrews is leading a multi-university research project on occupant … Read More

Institutional News from The Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers

October 30, 2012UAA Community News

The Bloustein School’s Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center is the recipient of a $20,000 grant from the Rutgers University Community-University Research Grants for New Brunswick for the City of New Brunswick Sustainable Safe Streets Initiative. These grants are designed to encourage the development of new initiatives to enhance the university’s ties with New Brunswick and … Read More

News from the Urban Affairs and Planning Program at Virginia Tech

October 30, 2012UAA Community News

www.uap.vt.edu John O. Browder, Associate Dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech, recently published his own website, “The Will of the Amazon,” a personal retrospective of his 30 years of research in the Brazilian Amazon (www.johnobrowder.wordpress.com). Ralph Buehler’s co-edited book ‘City Cycling’ was published by MIT Press in October 2012. … Read More

Mary Donegan has joined the staff at the Center for Urban and Regional Studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

October 25, 2012UAA Community News

The Center is pleased that Mary Donegan has joined our staff as a research associate.  Mary is working on an evaluation of the Charlotte Housing Authority’s (CHA) Moving Forward Program and an evaluation of the CHA HOPE IV Project. Mary’s research interests focus on economic development, workforce development, and the creative city.  She is a … Read More

William G. Holt has edited “Urban Areas and Global Climate Change” (Emerald Press)

October 24, 2012UAA Community News

William G. Holt (Urban Environmental Studies Program, Birmingham-Southern College) has edited Urban Areas and Global Climate Change. Volume 12 in Research in Urban Studies from Emerald Press (http://emeraldinsight.com/books) focusing in urban initiatives in the global north and south. Contributions on the global north examine: the role of governing processes in sustainable cities; local growth machines … Read More

William G. Holt received a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

October 24, 2012UAA Community News

William G. Holt (Urban Environmental Studies Program, Birmingham-Southern College) in conjunction with other with BSC faculty were recently awarded a $25,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Environmental Justice in Jones Valley: Studying Soil Contamination and its Implications Across the Curriculum. This project involves BSC faculty working with undergraduates conducting research samples and … Read More

Maria Martinez-Cosio (Univ. Texas Arlington) was named the new Chair of the Institutional Review Board

October 23, 2012UAA Community News

Dr. Maria Martinez-Cosio, Associate Professor in the School of Urban and Public Affairs was named the new Chair of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the University of Texas Arlington.  The board advises investigators on the design of research projects in order to minimize potential harm to human participants, and monitors research protocols. The university … Read More

Rachel Garshick Kleit (Ohio State University) appointed Professor and Section Head for City and Regional Planning in the Knowlton School of Architecture at the Ohio State University

October 17, 2012UAA Community News

Rachel Garshick Kleit (City and Regional Planning, Ohio State University) has been appointed Professor and Section Head for City and Regional Planning in the Knowlton School of Architecture at the Ohio State University (OSU).  She comes to OSU after thirteen years at the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington in Seattle.  … Read More

Bill Rohe (Univ. of North Carolina) published The Research Triangle: From Tobacco Road to Global Prominence (University of Pennsylvania Press)

October 16, 2012UAA Community News

The Center for Urban and Regional Studies at the University of North Carolina Bill Rohe, Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Studies at University of North Carolina and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of City and Regional Planning recently wrote The Research Triangle: From Tobacco Road to Global Prominence (University of Pennsylvania Press).  … Read More