City & Community Vol. 18, No 2. This issue has a symposium reflecting on Nathan Glazer’s work with essays by Phil Kasinitz, Tomeka Davis, Richard Alba, Aldon Morris, and Mary Waters.Read more
by Michael R. Scott (University of Texas, Austin) & David T. Marshall (Auburn University)Read more »
by Dorval Brunelle (Université du Québec à Montréal)Read more »
Robert and Helen Lynd Award for Distinguished Career Achievement
Anne B. Shlay, Georgia State University
Robert E. Park Book Award co-winners
Marcus Anthony Hunter and Zandria F. Robinson. 2018. Chocolate Cities: The Black Map of American Life. Oakland, CA: University of California Press.
Esther Sullivan. 2018. Manufactured Insecurity: Mobile Home Parks and Americans’ Tenuous Right to Place. Oakland, CA: University of California Press.
Jane Addams Article Award
Papachristos, Andrew and Sara Bastomski. 2018. “Connected in Crime: The Enduring Effect of Neighborhood Networks on the Spatial Patterning of Violence.” American Journal of Sociology 124:517-568.
CUSS Graduate Student Paper Award
Winner: Zachary Hyde, University of British Columbia. 2018. “Giving Back to Get Ahead: Altruism as a Developer Strategy of Accumulation Through Affordable Housing Policy in Toronto and Vancouver,” Geoforum (online ahead of print)
Honorable mention: Christine Jang-Trettien, Johns Hopkins University, “Social Structure of the Informal Housing Market”
The awards will be presented at the CUSS Business Meeting and Award Ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 10 @ 3:30-4:10pm in the Empire Ballroom East on the Second Floor of the Sheraton New York (though double check final program to verify location). Please join us to celebrate!
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of California, Irvine
Interview with Deirdre Oakley, Editor-in-Chief, City & Community
-City & Community recently debuted a new cover for the March 2019 volume. What motivated the redesign?
When I became editor in 2018, the original cover design was 16 years old and I thought it was time for a new look. I also found out that Wiley, our publisher, would work with me and my on-site editorial staff on a new design free-of-charge. At the time, the Section’s Chair (Miriam Greenberg) and Publication Committee’s co-chairs (Heather MacIndoe and Japonica Brown-Saracino were supportive of the idea), as was ASA.
-Can you tell me about your editorial vision for the new cover?
There is a form of cityscape art called original line/pencil illustration or rendering. I was familiar with British Illustrator Abi Daker’s work (http://www.abigaildaker.com) and found it inspiring. This is because, symbolically, the contributions to City & Community ‘draw’ cities and the communities within them (both past and present) to reveal unique visions of previously uncovered productions.
One of the urban themes I learned when I was pursuing my master’s degree in geography in the early 1990s was that of the city as a palimpsest. This historic word originally referred to the reuse of parchment for the written word during the 1500s. Basically, with parchment, the previous text — while erased – bled through the new text. We could liken this practice today to what happens with graffiti. But back to history, the term palimpsest began to be used more broadly in the realm of urbanism to illustrate the multiple layers of the city, whether it’s about changes over time, the way different groups perceive their city, placemaking and de-placemaking, infrastructure, inequality (ethnic, racial or socioeconomic), as well as how such aspects of the urban environs are imagined. While it’s virtually impossible to convey the city palimpsest surface in a static cover design, that’s the foundational idea behind our new cover: a rendering of some generic city in line/pencil illustration form, which fades into the distance representing the present, past and future. Fortunately, we had the option for two colors to distinguish the journal title from the artwork.
The Wiley design team is confined to working with stock art (no this is not Daker’s work!), so it took some back and forth to get the image in line with what I wanted it to convey. They did a great job, for which we are all very appreciative. I am also grateful for the quick turn-around time for cover redesign approval by our Section leadership as well as the ASA.
On behalf of the entire on-site GSU Editorial Team, I’ll just say we hope you all like our new cover!
This is the last call for participants for the mentoring sessions for the ASA annual meeting in NYC!
Thanks to all who have already signed up. Our team will begin matching folks soon, but we want to give one last chance to anyone else. Perhaps your schedule shifted and you’ll be attending? Perhaps you know a grad student whose paper was accepted and can now participate?
Fill out the form (CLICK HERE) by Friday, May 31st, and we’ll find a place for you.
|Methodologies for Housing Justice:|
A Summer Institute for Movement-Based and University-Based Scholars
The Summer Institute on Methodologies for Housing Justice brings together movement-based and university-based scholars to address key needs and gaps in housing and planning research. A part of the Housing Justice in #UnequalCities Network, which is housed at the Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin and supported by the National Science Foundation, this class advances research methodologies that tackle pressing housing issues and build power for advocacy and community organizations.
The course will be led by Ananya Roy, Director of the Institute on Inequality and Democracy and Professor of Urban Planning, Social Welfare, and Geography at UCLA, and Raquel Rolnik, Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, University of São Paulo, and former UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing. They will be joined by movement-based and university-based scholars who will lead different modules of the class, including Benjamin Dulchin, Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, New York; Melissa García Lamarca, People’s Debt Diaries and Barcelona Laboratory for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability; Terra Graziani, Anti-Eviction Mapping Project; Shayla Myers, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles; Yusef Omowale, Southern California Library; Amy Ritterbusch, UCLA.
Summer Institute goals: Examine the structural mechanisms of dispossession and displacement in unequal cities, such as financialization, and cover the methodologies needed to pinpoint, analyze, and expose these mechanisms.Study and implement the use of data and research to support forms of resistance, to contribute to public pedagogy, and to generate alternative housing and planning policies and programs.Think through the politics and ethics of data including who collects and controls data and how data is used and for what purposes.Adopt a comparative and transnational approach to housing research by thinking from Los Angeles and learning from struggles in other parts of the world.Participants should come prepared with key questions they would like to explore in the conversation around housing justice. Working in small groups, participants will put together a Methodologies for Housing Justice Resource Guide. This open-access volume will be a critical resource for defining housing justice as a field of inquiry.
Location: University of California, Los Angeles, and Los Angeles Community Action Network.
Summer Institute dates: Participants are expected to be in class 9:00 am–5:00 pm each day for the duration of the five-day Summer Institute (August 5–August 9, 2019). Continued work on assignments is expected through the following week and a final project will be due on August 16, 2019.
Funding and credits: Tuition will be waived for all accepted Summer Institute participants; enrollment is limited to 30 people. Limited fellowship stipends are available for participants involved in movement-based work. Arrangements may be made for UCLA students to develop this work further and receive academic credits.
Eligibility: Graduate students, early career investigators, and movement-based researchers.
Application deadline: May 15, 2019
Applicants notified: May 24, 2019
Vol. 18 No. 1 is now out.
The March issue, featuring a new cover, as well as a provocative symposium: Queer Urbanisms is now live. The symposium, with lead essayist Amin Ghaziani and responses (in the order in which they appear) by Theodore Greene, Petra Doan, Japonica Brown-Saracino and Héctor Carrillo is free access.