Journal of Urban Affairs: Special Issue on Promoting Social Justice and Equity in Shrinking Cities

Journal of Urban Affairs

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Professor Robert Silverman guest edited this special issue of the Journal of Urban Affairs (JUA) which reframes the discussion of shrinking cities, placing an emphasis on the analysis of policies to promote social justice and equity.

The special issue includes a mix of manuscripts that appeal to the JUA’s growing global readership. Articles critically examine urban policy and governance in shrinking cities with a particular focus on approaches to urban revitalization that embrace redistributive justice. Within this framework, empirical and theoretical articles are included that focus on challenges shrinking cities face related to: affordable housing, education, neighborhood revitalization, community organizing, empowerment, and race and ethnic relations.

Guest Editor

Robert Mark Silverman


Taylor & Francis

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