Anne Shlay (Temple University) was awarded a Lady Davis Fellowship

July 5, 2013UAA Community News

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.

MET Symposium Team Commissioned by the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership

June 25, 2013UAA Community News

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

Metropolitan Institute at Virginia Tech hosts Sir Robert Harvey, mayor of New Zealand’s first Eco-City, for series of sustainability meetings and presentations

June 18, 2013UAA Community News

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

June 8, 2013UAA Community News

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

New Georgia Tech degree in Geographic Information Science and Technology

June 7, 2013UAA Community News

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.

June 3, 2013UAA Community News

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, (The George Washington University), published two articles on segregation and health.

May 7, 2013UAA Community News

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