Urban Policy and Community Development
Over the past decades, globalization, immigration, technology, crime, and other social, economic, and political forces have radically altered urban life. Faculty in this area attempt to understand the real-world sources and consequences of urban poverty and problems that cities and urban dwellers face, from education and housing to policing and segregation.
Find out more about faculty research that seeks to understand many questions relating to the urban experience, such as segregation and poverty concentration, cross-national issues of inequality, and housing policy and crime.
Working Papers and Publications
Recently published articles and working papers in this program area include:
- Quillian, L. 2012. Segregation and poverty concentration: The role of three segregations. American Sociological Review 77(3): 354-79.
- Skogan, W. G. 2012. Why reforms fail. In Police Reform from the Bottom Up: Officers and their Unions as Agents of Change, ed. M. Marks and D. Sklansky. UK: Routledge.
- Hagan, J., and H. Foster. 2012. Intergenerational educational effects of mass imprisonment in America. Sociology of Education 85(3): 259-86.
Political scientists, sociologists, education and social policy experts, and other social scientists come together to study topics associated with the urban landscape and its communities. Learn more about these faculty through their bios, research, and publications.