Urban Studies Publications

The Inclusive City: Infrastructure and Public Services for the Urban Poor in Asia, edited by Aprodicio A. Laquian, Vinod Tewari, and Lisa M. Hanley

The Inclusive City: Infrastructure and Public Services for the Urban Poor in Asia

May 01, 2007
Getting basic services—housing, transportation, trash disposal, water, and sanitation—poses almost unimaginable challenges to the urban poor of Asia. The Inclusive City provides case studies of how governmental programs attempt to meet these challenges by directly involving the poor themselves in improving their access to urban services through collaborative efforts. more

Toward a Society under Law: Citizens and Their Police in Latin America, edited by Joseph S. Tulchin and Meg Ruthenburg

Toward a Society under Law: Citizens and Their Police in Latin America

Oct 01, 2006
Toward a Society under Law covers issues of crime and police in Latin America, with chapters on the impact of community policing, the role of advocacy networks, urban social policies and crime, and the cost of crime. It also includes case studies of police reform, community policing, Argentina’s national plan for crime prevention, and crime in Mexico City. more

Asian Americans and Politics: Perspectives, Experiences, Prospects, edited by Gordon H. Chang

Asian Americans and Politics: Perspectives, Experiences, Prospects

May 01, 2001
This volume is the first to take a broad-ranging look at the engagement of Asian Americans with American politics. Its contributors come from a variety of disciplines—history, political science, sociology, and urban studies—and from the practical political realm. more

The American Planning Tradition: Culture and Policy, edited by Robert Fishman

The American Planning Tradition: Culture and Policy

Oct 01, 1999
This book looks at the figures and themes that have shaped American public spaces, schools, parks, libraries and cities. more

Welfare Reform: A Race to the Bottom? edited by Sanford F. Schram and Samuel H. Beer

Welfare Reform: A Race to the Bottom?

Oct 01, 1999
These essays on welfare reform by the most prominent scholars in the field canvas the issues both theoretically and empirically. The contributors present the pro and con arguments and assess the effects on related programs, as well as the prospects for poor mothers and their families. more

Race, Self-Employment, and Upward Mobility: An Illusive American Dream by Timothy Bates

Race, Self-Employment, and Upward Mobility: An Illusive American Dream

Oct 01, 1998
Race, Self-Employment, and Upward Mobility refutes conventional notions about entrepreneurship with a wealth of unimpeachable data. Timothy Bates finds that self-employment and upward mobility are open to those who are highly educated and skilled, often possessing significant personal financial resources. This is true among Asian Americans, African Americans, and everybody else. more

Preparing for the Urban Future: Global Pressures and Local Forces

Preparing for the Urban Future: Global Pressures and Local Forces

May 01, 1996
More and more of the world's people live in urban areas, which share the same problems: unemployment, corroding infrastructure, deteriorating environment, a collapsing social compact, and weakening institutions. Twenty-two leading social scientists and experienced public officials pooled their experience at the June 1996 United Nations conference on human settlement in Istanbul. Their collaborative effort is published in Preparing for the Urban Future: Global Pressures and Local Forces. more

Stillborn Environments: The New Soviet Town of the 1960s and Urban Life in Russia Today (1995)

Dec 03, 1995
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #261, 1995. PDF 31 pages. 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.