Tim Kellison Awarded Grant to Study Olympic Games' Environmental ImpactTim Kellison received a 10k grant from the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Studies Centre. The project entitled “Cost and knowledge valuation of LA 2028’s environmental legacy” will examine how local residents prioritize environmental programs in relation to the Olympics. To learn more click here.
Jean-Paul Addie Publishes From the 'Smart City to the 'Smart Metropolis'?In his new article in European Urban and Regional Studies, Dr. Addie, Stefano De Falco, and Margarita Angelidou examine how, and where, smart city strategies can be deployed to address spatial, social, and material dimensions of urban peripherality. Read the article here.
Deirdre Oakley Publishes Black Lives and Policing: The Larger Context of GhettoizationIn her new article published in The Journal of Urban Affairs, Dr. Oakley reviews the institutionalized racism called out by the Kerner Commission, arguing that occasional and even chronic police violence is an outcome rather than the core problem. To read the full article, click here.
Jean-Paul Addie Publishes New Article in European Planning StudiesJean-Paul Addie publishes “University-led innovation in and for peripheral urban areas: New approaches in Naples, Italy and Newark, NJ, US” with Rosalba Angrisani and Stefano De Falco in European Planning Studies. The paper focuses on the spatial development problem of university-led innovation and, through a novel comparative framework, demonstrates the significance of multi-scalar relationships in structuring economic development policy and institutional practice in peripheral urban spaces. Read the article here.
Celebrating 50 Years of the Fair Housing ActThe Fair Housing Act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on April 11, 1968. In its fifty years of existence, “the Fair Housing Act has been inching us to a fairer, more integrated nation,” said Reed Colfax, keynote speaker at the 50th anniversary celebration of the passage of the Fair Housing Act held on April 11th at Georgia State Law. The event was co-sponsored and organized by Metro Fair Housing Services Inc. in partnership with Georgia State’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth and many other institutions.
April Preemption Workshop Draws City Attorneys From Across SoutheastOn April 16, city attorneys from around the southeast gathered at Georgia State Law for a one day workshop, Local Government Decision Making and Preemption: Legal Remedies and Actions. This workshop was sponsored by Georgia State’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth, The Urban Law Center at Fordham Law School, the National League of Cities, and the Local Solutions Support Center.
Transportation, Accessibility, and the Health of Vulnerable Populations in Metro AtlantaFei Li and Chris Wyczalkowski granted 14k from internal funding for newest research. The project will focus on the lack of access to safe, timely, and affordable transportation and how it may be detrimental to social and economic wellbeing and harmful to health. To learn more about the project, click here.
Land Use Planning and Development Regulation LawWest Academic Publishing has published the fourth edition of Land Use Planning and Development Regulation Law, a hornbook series written by Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer, Georgia State University, Thomas E. Roberts, Wake Forest, Patricia E. Salkin, Touro, and Ryan Max Rowberry, Georgia State University.
Jan Nijman keynotes Year of India ConferenceKennesaw State University in partnership with Georgia State University hosts The Year of India conference which explores India’s rich political, economic, and artistic history. Urban Studies Institute’s Jan Nijman Keynotes the Conference on March 17. To learn more about the Year of India Conference, click here.
Old Wine in Private Equity Bottles?Dan Immergluck publishes “Old Wine in Private Equity Bottles? The Resurgence of Contract-for-Deed Home Sales in US Urban Neighborhoods” in the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.This article describes the reemergence, in the wake of the mortgage crisis, of a predatory financial practice in predominantly black neighborhoods in the US: the contract for deed (CFD). To read the article click here.
The UREx Program Seeks Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: March 31, 2018The Scenarios Working Group research team at the Urban Studies Institute is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join the team. The focus of research will be on scenario co-development of urban resilience and sustainability transformation under possible alternate future scenarios. The interdisciplinary position is open Ph.D applicants who has experience with participatory research, independent and collaborative research, and published research results. For full job description click here.