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.
A Message From Lincoln Quillian, Program Chair
Recently published articles and working papers in this program area include:
Stephanie Edgerly, Rachel Davis Mersey, and Owen Youngman. 2020. Market-based Opportunities in Local News Innovation: Drafting a Theoretical Framework (WP-20-50).
Beth Redbird and Kat Albrecht. 2020. Racial Disparity in Arrests Increased as Crime Rates Declined (WP-20-28).
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.