Urban Studies Publications

Transnational Migration to New Regional Centers: Policy Challenges, Practice, and the Migrant Experience

Jul 07, 2011
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute and Comparative Urban Studies Eurasian Migration Paper #2, 2008. PDF 168 pages. more

Population, Urbanization, Environment, and Security: A Summary of the Issues

Jul 07, 2011
Th author addresses issues including migration to urban centers, the immediate environmental and health impacts of urban pollution on developing country cities, and the link between crime and security. more

PECS News Issue 4 (Summer 2001)

Jul 07, 2011
PECS News Issue 4 features discussions of the 2001 IFAD Rural Poverty Report and the film The Urban Explosion, and an article by Michigan International Development Associate John Williams on integrating population into conservation projects. more

PECS News Issue 3 (Winter 2000)

Jul 07, 2011
PECS News Issue 3 features a report from the Wilson Center's forum on HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa, and an article on urban health in megacities by University of Michigan International Development Associate Brian Hubbard. more

Urban Diversity:  Space, Culture, and Inclusive Pluralism in Cities Worldwide, edited by Caroline Wanjiku Kihato, Mejgan Massoumi, Blair A. Ruble, Pep Subirós, and Allison M. Garland

Urban Diversity: Space, Culture, and Inclusive Pluralism in Cities Worldwide

Oct 01, 2010
As the world’s urban populations grow, cities become spaces where increasingly diverse peoples negotiate such differences as language, citizenship, ethnicity and race, class and wealth, and gender. Using a comparative framework, Urban Diversity examines the multiple meanings of inclusion and exclusion in fast—changing urban contexts. more

Washington's U Street:  A Biography by Blair A. Ruble

Washington's U Street: A Biography

Oct 01, 2010
Washington’s U Street: A Biography traces the history of the U Street neighborhood in Washington, D.C., from its Civil War–era origins to its recent gentrification. more

The Caged Phoenix: Can India Fly? by Dipankar Gupta

The Caged Phoenix: Can India Fly?

May 01, 2010
Dipankar Gupta, one of India’s foremost thinkers on social and economic issues, takes a critical—and controversial—look at the limits of the Indian success story in The Caged Phoenix. more

Participatory Institutions in Democratic Brazil by Leonardo Avritzer

Participatory Institutions in Democratic Brazil

May 01, 2009
Brazil has conducted some of the world’s most stunning experiments in participatory democracy, most notably the creation of city budgets through local citizens’ meetings. Leonardo Avritzer introduces a fresh analytical approach to reveal the social and institutional conditions that make civic participation most effective. more

Cities after the Fall of Communism: Reshaping Cultural Landscapes and European Identity, edited by John Czaplicka, Nida Gelazis, and Blair A. Ruble

Cities after the Fall of Communism: Reshaping Cultural Landscapes and European Identity

May 01, 2009
Cities after the Fall of Communism traces the cultural reorientation of East European cities since 1989. Analyzing the architecture, commemorative practices, and urban planning of cities such as Lviv, Vilnius, and Odessa, the contributors illustrate how history may be selectively re-imagined in light of present political and cultural realities. more

Immigration and Integration in Urban Communities: Renegotiating the City, edited by Lisa M. Hanley, Blair A. Ruble, and Allison M. Garland

Immigration and Integration in Urban Communities: Renegotiating the City

May 01, 2008
In nations across the globe, immigration policies have abandoned strategies of multiculturalism in favor of a “play the game by our rules or leave” mentality. Immigration and Integration in Urban Communities shows how immigrants negotiate with longtime residents over economic, political, cultural, and linguistic boundaries. more

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Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.