2013 Award for Best Article in the Journal of Urban Affairs (articles in 2012 volume)

May 5, 2013UAA Community News

Award recipients:  “Ethics Matter: The Morality and Justice Principles of Elected City Officials & Impact of Urban Issues,” by Paul Schumacher (Univ. of Kansas) and Marisa Kelly (Ithaca College), Volume 34, Issue 3. Honorable Mention: “Listening Through White Ears: Cross-racial Dialogues as a Strategy to Address the Racial Effects of Gentrification,” by Emily Drew (Williamette … Read More

2013 Best Conference Paper Award (for a paper presented at 2012 UAA Conference)

May 5, 2013UAA Community News

Award recipient(s): Michael Leo Owens (Emory Univ.) and Jacob Robert Brown (London School of Economics and Political Science)   Award committee assessment: In “Weakening Strong Black Political Empowerment: Implications from Atlanta’s 2009 Mayoral Election”, Owens and Brown have made a powerful and nuanced contribution to our understandings of black empowerment and the factors potentially eroding … Read More

2013 Best Book Award

May 5, 2013UAA Community News

Award recipient(s): Rachel Woldoff (West Virginia Univ.) Award committee assessment: Rachael Woldoff’s White Flight/Black Flight makes an important contribution to the field’s understanding of neighborhood transformation. Her ethnographic approach, with more than 90 expansive personal interviews conducted over three years, gives voice to neighborhood residents—elderly whites, pioneer blacks, and second-wave black arrivals. The result is … Read More

John Scott (Plymouth University, UK) and Ray Bromley (University at Albany, SUNY) recently published a book called Envisioning Sociology: Victor Branford, Patrick Geddes, and the Quest for Social Reconstruction.

May 1, 2013UAA Community News

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

Joe T. Darden and Richard W. Thomas announce Detroit: Race Riots, Racial Conflicts, and Efforts to Bridge the Racial Divide

March 4, 2013UAA Community News

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

March 4, 2013UAA Community News

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 (George Washington University) recently co-authored two articles on the ongoing foreclosure crisis

March 4, 2013UAA Community News

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