Urban Studies Research


January 2015

Visual Complexity Analysis Using Taxonomic Diagrams of Figures and Backgrounds in Japanese Residential Streetscapes
Academic Editor:Eric Koomen Course of Environmental Science and Infrastructure Engineering, Saitama University, 255 Shimo-Okubo, Sakura-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken 338-8570, JapanReceived 8 May 2015; Revised 26 August 2015; Accepted 7 September 2015;...
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Testing Estimates of Housing Cost Differences among US Metropolitan Areas
Academic Editor:Eric Koomen Robert B. Pamplin, Jr. School of Business Administration, University of Portland, 5000 N. Willamette Boulevard, Portland, OR 97203, USAReceived 11 June 2014; Revised 16 October 2014; Accepted 23 October 2014; 10 February 2015This...
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Walking beyond the Socioeconomic Status in an Objectively and Perceptually Walkable Pedestrian Environment
Academic Editor:Thomas Panagopoulos Urban Studies and Planning Department, California State University, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8259, USAReceived 20 October 2014; Accepted 22 January 2015; 24 February 2015This is an open access article...
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Associational Involvement in Dutch Municipalities and Neighbourhoods: Does Ethnic Diversity Influence Bonding and Bridging Involvement?
[ProQuest: [...] denotes non US-ASCII text; see PDF]Academic Editor:David Wong Department of Sociology, Radboud University Nijmegen, P.O. Box 9104, 6500 HE Nijmegen, NetherlandsReceived 21 January 2015; Revised 12 May 2015; Accepted 24 May 2015; 29 June...
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Cities, the Urban Green Environment, and Individual Subjective Well-Being: The Case of Milan, Italy
Giorgio Tavano Blessi 1, 2 and Enzo Grossi 3 and Giovanni Pieretti 2 and Guido Ferilli 1 and Alessandra Landi 2 Academic Editor:Leiwen Jiang 1, Faculty of Arts, Markets, and Heritage, IULM University, Via Carlo Bo, No. 1, 20143 Milan, Italy 2, Department...
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Neighborhood Racial Composition, Institutional Socialization, and Intraracial Feelings of Closeness among Black Americans
Academic Editor:Eric Koomen Department of Sociology, The George Washington University, 801 22nd Street NW, Suite 409C, Washington, DC 20052, USAReceived 2 May 2015; Revised 7 August 2015; Accepted 11 August 2015; 23 August 2015This is an open access...
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January 2014

Human Capital, Skills, and Uneven Intraurban Employment Growth: The Case of Göteborg, Sweden, 1990-2008
Academic Editor:David Wong Department of Geography and Economic History, Umeå University, 90187 Umeå, SwedenReceived 5 November 2013; Revised 17 January 2014; Accepted 20 January 2014; 12 March 2014This is an open access article distributed under the...
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Gentrification in Latin America: Overview and Critical Analysis
Academic Editor:Jianfa Shen Department of Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 412 S. Peoria Room 223 (m/c 348), Chicago, IL 60607-7065, USAReceived 17 April 2013; Revised 29 October 2013; Accepted 5 November 2013; 17 February...
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Urban Sprawl in the Mediterranean Urban Regions in Europe and the Crisis Effect on the Urban Land Development: Madrid as Study Case
Academic Editor:David Wong 1, Departamento de Geografía Humana, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, C/ Profesor Aranguren, s/n, 28040 Madrid, SpainReceived 14 May 2014; Revised 1 October 2014; Accepted 15 October 2014; 26 November 2014This is an open...
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From the City to the Suburbs: Characteristics of Suburban Neighborhoods Where Chicago Housing Choice Voucher Households Relocated
Academic Editor:Enda Murphy DePaul University, 14 East Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60604, USAReceived 8 February 2014; Revised 6 May 2014; Accepted 20 May 2014; 16 June 2014This is an open access article distributed under the Creative...
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Planning Office and Community Influence on Land-Use Decisions Intended to Benefit the Low-Income: Welcome to Chicago
Academic Editor:David Wong 1, Chicago State University, USAReceived 2 February 2014; Revised 14 May 2014; Accepted 26 May 2014; 10 July 2014This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted...
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Neighborhood Social Capital, Neighborhood Disadvantage, and Change of Neighborhood as Predictors of School Readiness
Charles Jones 1 and Jing Shen 2 Academic Editor:Joris Hoekstra 1, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, 725 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5S 2J4, Canada 2, The Prentice Institute for Global Population & Economy, University of Lethbridge,...
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Economic Transition in the City of Paterson, New Jersey (America's First Planned Industrial City): Causes, Impacts, and Urban Policy Implications
Academic Editor:David Wong 1, Department of Geography & Urban Studies, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ 07470, USAReceived 7 May 2014; Revised 13 August 2014; Accepted 14 August 2014; 3 September 2014This is an open access article distributed...
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A More Accurate Measure of Local Public Goods: Overlapping Government Combinations as Units of Analysis
Academic Editor:Edoardo Marcucci California State University, Fullerton, USAReceived 21 September 2013; Accepted 10 December 2013; 10 February 2014This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits...
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Youth Exposure to Violence in an Urban Setting
David Seal 1 and Annie Nguyen 2 and Kirsten Beyer 3 Academic Editor:Enda Murphy 1, Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, Tidewater 2301, New Orleans, LA 70112,...
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Production of Quality Housing in Urban Transformation in Areas under Disaster Risk: Osmangazi and Yildirim, Bursa, Turkey
Murat Tas 1 and Nilüfer Tas 1 and Zehra Berna Aydin 2 Academic Editor:Gustav Visser 1, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Uludag University, Görükle Campus, Nilüfer, 16059 Bursa, Turkey 2, Department of Econometrics, Faculty of Economics...
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January 2013

Grade Point Average Differences between Dual and Nondual Credit College Students
Recommended by James Moore Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling, College of Education, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77340, USAReceived 7 November 2012; Revised 10 January 2013; Accepted 15 January 2013This is an open access...
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The World Bank and the Building of Local Institutionality in Senegal: A Path toward Municipal Adjustment
Mebometa Ndongo 1 and Juan-Luis Klein 2 Academic Editor:Joris Hoekstra 1, Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, 228 Paterson Hall, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON, Canada 2, Department of Geography, Centre de Recherche sur les Innovations...
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January 2012

The Spatial-Temporal Dynamics of China's Changing Urban Hierarchy (1950-2005)
Recommended by Bo-Sin Tang 1, Department of Geography, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL 60115, USAReceived 17 July 2012; Revised 24 September 2012; Accepted 3 October 2012This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution...
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Beliefs about the Causes of Racial Inequality: The Persisting Impact of Urban and Suburban Locations?
J. Scott Carter 1 and Mamadi Corra 2 Recommended by Karen F. Parker 1, Department of Sociology, University of Central Florida, 1200 W. International Speedway Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, USA 2, Department of Sociology, East Carolina University,...
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Consequences of Economic Deconcentration in Italy and Rome: Unplanned Processes in a Highly Regulated Country
Recommended by Robert C. Kloosterman Dipartimento di Studi Europei, Americani e Interculturali, Sapienza Università di Roma, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma, ItalyReceived 10 January 2012; Revised 6 March 2012; Accepted 18 April 2012This is an open...
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Assessing Resilience to Climate Change in US Cities
Casilda Saavedra 1 and William W. Budd 2 and Nicholas P. Lovrich 3 Recommended by Karen F. Parker 1, College of Civil Engineering, Technological University of Panama, P.O. Box 0819-07289, El Dorado, Panama City, Panama 2, Division of Governmental Studies...
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"Trench Town Rock": Reggae Music, Landscape Inscription, and the Making of Place in Kingston, Jamaica
Kevon Rhiney 1 and Romain Cruse 2 Recommended by Adrian G. Aguilar 1, Department of Geography and Geology, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica 2, Department of Geography, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Port...
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Conundrums in Conservation: Complexity in Control
Danielle Rush 1 and Sean Macintyre 2 and Jane Mc Kay 3 and Stephen Mc Kay 4 Recommended by Jianfa Shen 1, Planning and Local Government Group, Department of the Environment Millennium House, 17-25 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7BN, UK 2, School...
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Streets Apart: Does Social Capital Vary with Neighbourhood Design?
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.) "...things which we see are not by themselves what we see ..." Immanuel KantLisa Wood 1 and Billie Giles-Corti 2 and Max Bulsara 3 Recommended by Annette Hastings 1, Centre for the Built Environment...
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Diversity Management in the Canadian Workplace: Towards an Antiracism Approach
Recommended by Michelle Thompson-Fawcett Metropolitan University College, Copenhagen, DenmarkReceived 21 March 2012; Revised 28 August 2012; Accepted 15 September 2012This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License,...
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The Coexistence of Humans and Companion Animals in the City Parks of Xanthi: The Views of the Citizens
Paraskevi Karanikola 1 and Evangelos Manolas 1 and Stilianos Tampakis 1 and Thomas Panagopoulos 2 Recommended by Heejun Chang 1, Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources, Democritus University of Thrace, 193 Pantazidou...
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Urban Environmental Stress and Behavioral Adaptation in Bhopal City of India
Parul Rishi 1 and Gayatri Khuntia 2 Recommended by César Ducruet 1, Department of Management, National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training and Research, Bhopal 462002, India 2, Natural Resource Management, Indian Institute of Forest Management,...
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Public Transport Subsidies and Affordability in Mumbai, India
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.) Maureen Cropper 1,2 and Soma Bhattacharya 1 Recommended by David Wong 1, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA 2, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC 20036, USAReceived 24 March 2012;...
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Creative Careers and Territorial Development: The Role of Networks and Relational Proximity in Fashion Design
Recommended by Jianfa Shen Teluq, University of Quebec, 100 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC, H2X 3P2, CanadaReceived 8 July 2012; Accepted 3 September 2012This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License,...
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