Howard Kozloff, managing partner of Agora Partners and Urban Studies Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, was one of two winners of the 2013 ULI Apgar Urban Land Award. Kozloff’s Urban Land story made the case for urban parks providing a measurable bump in value and competitive advantage for real estate. “The Payoff from Parks” cites case … Read More
John Scott and Ray Bromley recently published a book called Envisioning Sociology: Victor Branford, Patrick Geddes, and the Quest for Social Reconstruction. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 288pp. ISBN 978-1-4384-4731-5 This book focuses on the early twentieth-century intellectuals associated with Patrick Geddes (1854-1932). Geddes’s primary partner in the social sciences was Victor V. Branford, who played the leading … Read More
Youqin Huang (Department of Geography and Planning, SUNY Albany). Dr. Huang recently published an article titled “Low-income Housing in Chinese Cities: Policies and Practices” in The China Quarterly, 212: 941-964.
Joe T. Darden and Richard W. Thomas announce Detroit: Race Riots, Racial Conflicts, and Efforts to Bridge the Racial Divide Episodes of racial conflict in Detroit form just one facet of the city’s storied and legendary history, and they have sometimes overshadowed the less widely known but equally important occurrence of interracial cooperation in seeking solutions to the city’s problems. … Read More
The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University released the second edition of Advancing Urban Policy, its new monthly e-newsletter. This issue highlights current research and thought leadership from across the country about Community Development. Future editions will highlight Nonprofit Administration & Leadership (March), City Management (April), Environmental Policy/Management (May), and … Read More
Gregory D. Squires (Department of Sociology at George Washington University) recently co-authored two articles on the ongoing foreclosure crisis: John Gilderbloom, Joshua Ambrosius, Gregory D. Squires, Zachary Kenitzer, and Matt Hanka, 2012. “Investors: The Missing Piece in the Foreclosure Racial Gap Debate ” Journal of Urban Affairs. 34 (5): 559-582. Derek Hyra, Gregory D. Squires, Robert … Read More
William Holt, Birmingham-Southern College, announces that the Urban Environmental Studies Program received a Mellon Grant from the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS). Collaborating for Environmental Justice: An Intra-Campus Initiative will include a survey and community study of North Birmingham, an EPA Superfund site, as well as an urban stream analyses.
The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University announces Advancing Urban Policy, a new monthly e-newsletter. Our goal for this new tool is to provide news about current research and thought leadership on topics related to urban policy from across the country. Each month will highlight a different topic, including Economic … Read More
Eran Ben-Joseph: DUSP’s Newest Department Head In January, Professor Eran Ben-Joseph took over as the head of MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning, succeeding Amy Glasmeier who is stepping down after four years in the post to focus on teaching and research. A professor of landscape architecture and planning, and most recently … Read More