The Urban Studies Program (URST) at Trinity College announces a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level focused on Sustainable Urban Development, with a comparative global perspective. We particularly encourage applications from candidates with some range of the following preferred qualifications and expertise: sustainable urban development and environmental policy, international comparative urban environmental policy, urban environmental health and policy, sustainable urban design, sustainable urban transportation and infrastructure, global climate change’s impacts in urban development, urban sustainability and environmental justice, or intersections between social and environmental movements and urban sustainability dynamics. Interests in urban Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial statistics and data visualization applications to sustainable urban development will be considered, but are not required. The geographical regions of specialization are open, although primary research in regions other than North America is preferred; an international and comparative perspective on sustainable urban development and environmental policy is imperative.
In The Fight for America’s Schools, Barbara Ferman brings together a diverse
group of contributors to investigate how parents, communities, teachers, unions,
and students are mobilizing to oppose market-based reforms in education. Drawing
on a series of rich case studies, the book illustrates how disparate groups can
forge new alliances to work together toward common goals.
The URBAN newsletter is now available here, and it includes updates about national URBAN events and node activities during the Spring / Summer of 2017.
The URBAN newsletter is now available here, and it includes updates about national URBAN events and node activities during the Winter of 2017.
The URBAN Network invites you for its first Webinar on Critical Participatory Research (CPAR)
When: February 3, 1:00 PM (MST)
Who: Ana Antunes, University of Utah
Julio Cammarota, Iowa State University
Ben Kirschner, University of Colorado
Chereta Madison, University of Colorado
Maria Torre, City University of New York
What: The Webinar will focus on defining CPAR and answering practical questions about utilizing the methodology.
This is a FREE event but registration is REQUIRED
Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/UahjZF4FBAHccjIS2
In response to a tense post-election moment in the US, the Metropolitics editorial committee has initiated Rapid-Response Peer Review, with a commitment to quickly reviewing and publishing articles that examine organizing and activism around crucial urban issues. Our second call was for papers related to housing policy. John Krinsky argues for a sustained public commitment to housing at the state and local level—a “progressive federalism”—in order to prevent the worsening of New York City’s current housing crisis. Joshua Akers profiles Detroit Eviction Defense, a coalition that has successfully combined a judicial strategy with direct protest. And Elora Raymond deploys unique research on the location of underwater mortgages to suggest that housing, not jobs, may hold the key to reigniting progressive politics in the Rust Belt.
The recent election and subsequent cabinet level nominations, especially in education, are cause for alarm on many levels. As members of URBAN Philadelphia, we want to provide the space for educators, parents, and concerned residents to engage in conversation about how we can collectively address the challenges that are in store for public education in our city. Please see information on this event below. We hope to see you there. Continue reading