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More faculty publications and presentations

The School of Urban and Public Affairs faculty has been busy. Check out the latest roundup of recent publications and presentations from our talented faculty:

Richard ColeRichard Cole, PhD, Professor of Urban and Public Affairs

Attachments to Multiple Communities and Public Ambivalence Toward Immigration in the United States,” in Jack Jedwab and John Kincaid, eds., Identities, Trust, and Cohesion in Federal Countries: Perspectives from Public Opinion, (McGill-Queen’s Press), 2012.

Attachments and Identification in Federal States,” (with J. Kincaid), Canadian Issues, summer/fall, 2012).

The Current Status and Roles of State of State Advisory Commissions on Intergovernmental Relations in the U.S. Federal System,Public Administration Review, 2011.

Trickle Down Economics Texas Style:  Impacts of the Texas Budget Crisis on Local Governments,” The Ideas Quarterly Report, 2011.

Citizen Attitudes Toward Issues of Federalism in Canada, Mexico, and the United States,” (with J. Kincaid), Publius: The Journal of Federalism, 2011.

Implications of Public Trust and Confidence in Orders of Government for Intergovernmental Boundaries in Four Federal Countries,” (with J. Kincaid), Annual Meeting of the International Political Science Association, July, 2012.

Attitudinal Evidence for the North American Political Culture Concept,” (with R. Whelan) Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, June 17, 2012.

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Michan ConnorMichan Connor, PhD, Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Holding the Center: Images of Urbanity on Television in Los Angeles, 1950-1970,” scheduled for publication in the Summer 2012 issue of the Southern California Quarterly, the peer-reviewed journal of the Historical Society of Southern California.

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David CourseyDavid Coursey, PhD, Director of Public Administration

Decisions in Research Review Boards: The Role of Individual Characteristics and Communication Medium,” in Public Integrity, Spring 2012 with Yushim Kim, Deirdre Hahn.

Empirical Validation of the Relative Autonomy Index – A Self-Determination Perspective on Work Motivation in the Public Sector,” paper presented at International research Society for Public Management, Rome, Italy, April 2012, with Wouter Vandenabeele.

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SUPA faculty members join Richard Florida to discuss growth and economic development in North Texas

Richard Florida and UTA President James Spaniolo. Photo courtesy University Communications.

Richard Florida, founder of the Creative Class Group and Visiting Distinguished Research Scholar at The University of Texas at Arlington, led a symposium at UT Arlington earlier this month on growth and economic development in the North Texas region.

The symposium, titled “Stronger Together: An Interactive Conversation About Our Region,” featured conversations and panel discussions with UTA President James Spaniolo, Florida, his team from the Creative Class Group, and regional experts including SUPA Faculty members Carl Grodach and Andrew Whittemore. Grodach spoke on a panel about the role of culture-based industries in regional economic development and Whittemore was on a panel addressing historic and current areas for improvement in transportation and land use policy.

The experts focused on how DFW communities can compete globally by working together to bolster economic growth, attract and retain members of the “creative class” of workers, increase research and technology by supporting the region’s universities.

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UT Arlington has partnered with the Creative Class Group since 2010 to examine the Metroplex’s strengths and weaknesses as a region and to engage faculty, students and other stakeholders in conversations about the region’s future growth and economic development. And, the partnership will continue—Florida and his colleague Steven Pedigo will serve as Distinguished Visiting Research Scholars in the School of Urban and Public Affairs through the next academic year.

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.

Whittemore co-authors book on American urban form

Andrew Whittemore, Ph.D., assistant professor of City and Regional Planning, teamed up with Sam Bass Warner, MIT visiting professor and urban historian, to write American Urban Form – A Representative History. The book maps the evolution of the American urban form by offering an illustrated history of the “the City,” a hypothetical city that exemplifies the American city’s transformation throughout history. In addition to co-writing, Whittemore provided all the book’s illustrations as well. The book will be released by The MIT Press next month. You can read more about it here.