In a newly published paper in Urban Affairs Review, Jean-Paul Addie develops a conceptual and methodological approach to assess the urban strategic priorities of universities in an era of global urbanization. >>>Read More.
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Forbes Magazine praises ‘landmark study” on climate change and public opinion, by USI faculty affiliate Risa Palm and co-authors. See Link.
Four prominent land use and planning professors introduced their new book, Market Demand-Based Planning and Permitting, at the Georgia State University College of Law in early November. Professor Julian Juergensmeyer introduced his co-authors and thesis of their work: that new real estate development should be approved only when there is a demonstrated market demand for it, an idea first conceived during the Great Recession.
The book sheds new light on a largely neglected aspect of neoliberal urbanism—namely, its role in fostering an economy of hope even as it keeps reproducing precariousness.
Call for papers: Year of India Conference. Click here for more information and guidelines on the 2018 Year of India Conference.
The Partnership engages faculty from partnering universities in major cities where there are clear interest and expertise in the study of the social, economic, and political processes driving common and unique urban processes, and generating both urban challenges and opportunities. This Partnership focuses on research projects in which scholars with an expertise in urban issues in… more »
Sustainable for Whom? Green Urban Development, Environmental Gentrification, and the Atlanta Beltline
New paper examines the effect of the Beltline on housing values within one half mile. From 2011 to 2015, depending on the segment of the Beltline, values rose between 17.9 percent and 26.6 percent more for homes within a half-mile of the Beltline than elsewhere. The implications for housing affordability and neighborhood change… more »
Georgia State University has created a new Urban Studies Institute headed by Dr. Jan Nijman. Says Nijman “The Urban Studies Institute will conduct interdisciplinary research, create new degree programs and teach about urban resilience, inclusive development and challenges such as mobility.”