Anne Shlay (Temple University) was awarded a Lady Davis Fellowship that will permit her to spend a semester in the Department of Geography at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem She is writing a book on the spatial politics of Jerusalem with Dr. Gillad Rosen and will also work with him to study affordable housing policy.
Sharon M. Meagher, (University of Scranton) will be the keynote speaker at Brooklyn College’s Philosophy in the City conference to be held Dec. 6-7, 2013. Participant proposals will be accepted until August 17, 2013. For additional information: http://philosophyofthecity.org/
Revision of BHI Partnership General Management Plan (GMP) to be based on proposal by capstone students in City Planning and Urban Affairs program at Boston University Metropolitan College. Under the guidance of Enrique Silva, assistant professor of city planning and urban affairs at Boston University Metropolitan College (MET), students from MET’s Master of City Planning … Read More
Sir Robert Harvey (“Mayor Bob”), former mayor of Waitakere, New Zealand’s first Eco-City, was in the Washington, D.C., area last week to meet with government officials in Virginia and Maryland who are fostering sustainability in their communities and to give a lecture at the Artisphere in Arlington. For the past 25 years, Harvey has infused … Read More
Daniel Silver (Univ of Toronto) and Terry Clark (Univ of Chicago) suggest adding “buzz” to our concepts and tools of urban policy analysis. Especially arts and culture buzz, which partly workslike other urban policy resources. Many examples re using buzz in practice in “Buzz as an Urban Resource”: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5559963/Buzz.CJS.2013.pdf Buzz extends work in two books on Scenes, … Read More
The Georgia Tech School of City and Regional Planning is now offering a new professional degree: the Master of Science in Geographic Information Science and Technology (MS-GIST). Geographic information science (GIS) is an emerging field of study centered on the acquisition, management, analysis, and dissemination of information that is spatially-referenced to locations on, above, and … Read More
Stephen E. Barton, Deputy Director, Berkeley Rent Stabilization Program has two forthcoming articles. “From Community Control to Professionalism: Social Housing in Berkeley, 1976 – 2011” will appear in the Journal of Planning History and is currently available on its web site. “’This Social Mother in Whose Household We All Live’: Berkeley Mayor J. Stitt Wilson’s … Read More
Antwan Jones, Department of Sociology at The George Washington University, published two articles on segregation and health. Jones, A. 2013. “Segregation and cardiovascular illness: The role of individual and metropolitan socioeconomic status.” Health and Place 22(1): 56-67. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1353829213000373 Jones, A., Grigsby-Toussaint, D. S., & Kubo, J. 2013. “Black-White residential segregation and diabetes status: Results … Read More
Rachel Krause and Bradley Lane (The University of Texas at El Paso) will be joining the faculty of the School of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Kansas in Fall 2013.
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