Hank Savitch (Professor of Urban and Public Affairs), won President’s 2012 Distinguished Faculty Award for Career Achievement in the area of “Outstanding Scholarship, Research & Creative Activity” at the University of Louisville.
Robert Silverman (Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University at Buffalo) published the article, “Making Waves or Treading Water?: An Analysis of Charter Schools in New York State,” in Urban Education. The article was also the focus of the story “Mediocre Report Card for Charter Schools” in the Pacific Standard.
Christina Rosan (Department of Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University) co-edited Planning Ideas that Matter (MIT Press 2012), with Bishwapriya Sanyal (Massachusetts Inst of Technology) and Lawrence J. Vale (Massachusetts Inst of Technology). Over the past hundred years of urbanization and suburbanization, four key themes have shaped urban and regional planning in both theory and practice: … Read More
Elizabeth J. Mueller (University of Texas at Austin) and J. Rosie Tighe (Appalachian State University) have co-edited a new volume called The Affordable Housing Reader (Routledge 2012). The Affordable Housing Reader brings together classic works and contemporary writing on the themes and debates that have animated the field of affordable housing policy as well as the challenges … Read More
Barbara Ferman, (Professor of Political Science and Director of the University Community Collaborative of Philadelphia, Temple University), recently published, “Educating for Democracy: Reflections from a Work in Progress” in the Journal of Political Science Education, (2012) 8:3, 231-250. Link to article at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15512169.2012.695966
Additional details are available on the Best Book in Urban Affairs page.
Additional details, including eligibility and nomination guidelines, are available on the Alma H. Young Emerging Scholar Award page.
William G. Holt (Birmingham-Southern College) has been named coordinator of the Urban Environmental Studies Program. Liberal arts college faculty interested in working on environmental studies issues may contact Dr. Holt at email@example.com.
New colleague Sandra Breux has been appointed Assistant Professor of Urban Studies in May 2012. Her research focuses on municipal politics, representations of the city and their impact on individual behaviour, the notion of urban project, and the use of mental maps. She holds a Master in Political Science and a PhD in Geography from … Read More
Peter V. Hall (Urban Studies, Simon Fraser U.) and Markus Hesse (Urban Studies, U. of Luxembourg) have co-edited a new volume titled “Cities, Regions and Flows” (Routledge). The book examines the significance of flows of goods for urban and regional development, and emphasises the twin processes of integration and disintegration that result from goods movement … Read More