William G. Holt (Urban Environmental Studies Program, Birmingham-Southern College) in conjunction with other with BSC faculty were recently awarded a $25,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Environmental Justice in Jones Valley: Studying Soil Contamination and its Implications Across the Curriculum. This project involves BSC faculty working with undergraduates conducting research samples and … Read More
Dr. Maria Martinez-Cosio, Associate Professor in the School of Urban and Public Affairs was named the new Chair of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the University of Texas Arlington. The board advises investigators on the design of research projects in order to minimize potential harm to human participants, and monitors research protocols. The university … Read More
Rachel Garshick Kleit (City and Regional Planning, Ohio State University) has been appointed Professor and Section Head for City and Regional Planning in the Knowlton School of Architecture at the Ohio State University (OSU). She comes to OSU after thirteen years at the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington in Seattle. … Read More
The Center for Urban and Regional Studies at the University of North Carolina Bill Rohe, Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Studies at University of North Carolina and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of City and Regional Planning recently wrote The Research Triangle: From Tobacco Road to Global Prominence (University of Pennsylvania Press). … Read More
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Barbara Ferman (Professor of Political Science & Director of the University Community Collaborative of Philadelphia at Temple University) just published “Pathways to College and to Social Justice Leadership” in Diversity and Democracy You can access the web version of this article at http://www.diversityweb.org/DiversityDemocracy/vol15no3/ferman.cfm.
Donald Rosdil (independent scholar, Washington DC) announces the publication of The Cultural Contradictions of Progressive Politics: The Role of Cultural Change and the Global Economy in Local Policymaking (Routledge, 2012). This work explains why, despite their vulnerability to the locational options of mobile capital and highly skilled knowledge workers, some large U.S. cities have pursued a progressive agenda which … Read More
Richard C. Hula (Department of Political Science, Michigan State University), Laura A. Reese (Global Urban Studies Program and Department of Political Science, Michigan State University) and Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore (Honors College and Department of Political Science, Michigan State University) published their edited volume “Reclaiming Brownfields: A Comparative Analysis of Adaptive Reuse of Contaminated Properties” (Ashgate 2012). … Read More
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