Faculty publications: Urban cultural policy, shrinking cities and addressing critics of smart growth

Carl Grodach Carl Grodach, Ph.D., assistant professor of City and Regional Planning, had an article published in the latest issue of the Journal of Urban Affairs, one of the highest-rated journals in the field. Grodach’s article, “Before and After the Creative City: The Politics of Urban Cultural Policy in Austin, Texas,” examines factors that influence cultural economy planning and policy-making in Austin. You can view the article on the Journal of Urban Affairs website.

Ivonne Audirac Ivonne Audirac, Ph.D., director and associate professor of City and Regional Planning, co-authored two articles that were published in the March 2012 issue of the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research“Shrinking Cities: Urban Challenges of Globalization,” examines the global phenomenon of urban shrinkage. “Declining Suburbs in Europe and Latin America,” describes and compares urban decline in industrial suburbs in Glasgow, Paris, Sao Paulo and Guadalajara.  You can read both of the articles on the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research website.

Andrew WhittemoreAndrew Whittemore, Ph.D., assistant professor of City and Regional Planning, contributed a recent article to The Atlantic Cities website. His article, “Why Planners Need to Take Agenda 21 Criticism More Seriously,” offers thoughts on how planners can engage smart growth opponents for a more productive dialogue. Read the article at The Atlantic Cities website.

If you are aware of other recent School of Urban and Public Affairs faculty or student publications please send an email to supamav@uta.edu.

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