Led by Professor Jonathan Davies, De Montfort University in Leicester, UK, has been awarded an Urban Studies/Urban Studies Foundation grant to host a major international conference on “Interrogating Urban Crisis: Governance, Contestation and Critique” from 9-11 September 2013. Urban scholarship is pre-occupied with the implications for cities of an enduring global economic crisis. Yet, comparative research … Read More
With a newly revised mission to advance sustainable, resilient and just places, Georgia Tech’s School of City and Regional Planning has been growing and active with a range of new people and initiatives and has enjoyed recognition from both familiar and new quarters. The U.S. Department of Transportation named Georgia The American Institute of Certified Planners selected … Read More
Josh Pacewicz joined the faculty in Urban Studies and Sociology at Brown University in the fall of 2012. Josh is a former ASA Postdoctoral Fellow on the Current Economic Crisis at Stanford University and a graduate of the Sociology Department at the University of Chicago, where he also worked for a time as Associate Editor … Read More
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
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Additional details, including eligibility and nomination guidelines, are available on the Alma H. Young Emerging Scholar Award page.