Big thanks toJohn Lauerman and Christina Temenos for editing the Special Issue on urban policy failure. My contribution is here
My report on participatory budgeting experiments in California, at CITY: Participatory budgeting, austerity and institutions of democracy: The case of Vallejo, California
I’ve been fortunate enough to be asked to join the Editorial Board at Urban Geography. Very much looking forward to contributing to the journal’s development. I will continue with my editing duties at Geography Compass and CITY.
Please to announce the publication of “Cities Under Austerity” with SUNY Press- pleasure to put it together with Kevin Ward. Huge thanks to all those wonderful scholars who contributed. Sample PDF of first chapter – by me and Kevin – available here: http://www.sunypress.edu/pdf/63583.pdf
Very happy to see this conversation on Alberta Sbragia’s much under-appreciated Debt Wish in print. Thanks to Kevin Ward for co-editing and all those who contributed.
Very pleased to be a part of Mark and Kevin’s new book… my contribution is on “governance”
The Life and Death of the Urban Working Class
Inaudible Politics and the Crisis of Democracy Planning for City or Planet?
A small contribution to the ongoing debates on “planetary urbanization” with Kurt Iveson. The paper is an extension of the work I’ve done with Kurt developing the notion of the “method of equality”. Our discussion was prompted by the work Neil Brenner and Christian Schmidt have undertaken on the concept.
Harvey’s (1989) outline of entrepreneurial urban governance remains a staple of urban theory. Consensus is that cities – as constrained by neoliberal institutions – must pursue growth above all else, even at the cost of the well-being of some of their citizens (Merrifield, 2014). Urban governance is therefore seen to rely on technocratic or speculative Read more about 2015 AAG CFP: Revisiting Entrepreneurialism: the logics of urban governance in systemic crisis[…]