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EconDev discussion forum - join us! 0 G. Schrock Colleagues, It is our pleasure to announce the creation of the "ACSP EconDev" discussion forum on Google Groups. We created it as a way to support communication and dialogue among economic development planning faculty, scholars, and graduate students about research, teaching and practice related to the field. All ACSP members interested in economic development are welcomed to join. To do so, go to https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/acsp-econdev and click "Apply for membership." Or email gschrock@pdx.edu and we will send you an invite. thanks- Greg Schrock, Portland State University Nichola Lowe, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ACSP Economic Development track co-chairs  
by G. Schrock
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Limitations/Delimitations 1 M. Miller I typically put limitations at the end of the discussion, or somewhere in the discussion section.
by L. Merlin
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Urbanism Next Conference in Portland - March 5-7 0 R. Lewis 2018 National Urbanism Next Conference: Proposals due Monday, November 6 Plan now to attend the National Urbanism Next Conference in Portland, OR from March 5-7, 2018! A partnership between the University of Oregon (UO), the American Planning Association (APA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Emerging technologies - autonomous vehicles (AVs), the sharing economy, and E-commerce - are having profound effects not only on how we live, move, and spend our time in cities, but also increasingly on urban form and development itself. Join planners, architects, landscape architects, developers, academics and many others as we come together for presentations, sessions, and interactive workshops and charrettes to learn about the secondary impacts of emerging technologies on land uses, urban design, transportation, and real estate markets and the implications these changes have for equity, the environment, the economy, and governance. We are currently looking for presenters for conference sessions and workshops/charrettes. The deadline for submitting a proposal is next Monday, November 6, 2017. For more information about the types of sessions we are recruiting for, go to our interim website: http://urbanismnext.uoregon.edu/conference/    Call for Proposals: https://urbanismnext.uoregon.edu/files/2017/10/UrbanismNextConf_Call_for_Proposals-24f4w6j.pdf  Conference Flyer: https://urbanismnext.uoregon.edu/files/2017/10/2018-UrbNext-Conf-Flyer-Final-1l2311i.pdf 
by R. Lewis
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
LGBTQ Planners in ACSP and at ACSP 8 M. Frisch LGBTQ Planners in Denver at ACSP 2017.:We plan to meet in the hotel lobby at 8:30 Sat Ovct 14 and walk to Pride and Swagger, a local bar. There's also the Roundtable today at 2pm.
by M. Frisch
Saturday, October 14, 2017
ACSP talks by UNC PhD students 0 T. BenDor Hi Everyone, Just wanted to announce that ten of our fantastic PhD students are giving talks at ACSP.  For those of you interested, they are listed here (* indicates student is on the job market): THURSDAY Amanda Martin Talk: Role of Floodplain Buyouts in Post-Disaster Economic Resilience: Comparative Case Study of African-American Communities in Eastern North Carolina Session: as of 10/9, this was rescheduled for TBD, check last minute changes at registration   FRIDAY Mary Wolfe Talk: School Location and Air Pollution Exposure Session: “Land Use, Air Pollution and Health Aspects of Transportation” Time: Friday, October 13, 2017, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM Andrew Guinn Talk: Vocational training institutions and social mobility in Brazil: Lessons on inclusion and equity from a century of reform                                  Session: 2.5 Labor Markets, Employment and Social Mobility Time: Friday, October 13, 2017, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM (Matchless-LL1) Yan Chen Talk: How Does Built Environment Influence the Perception of Vibrancy, Beauty, And Safety – An Empirical Study Using Google Streetview Data Session:Data and the Built Environment  Time: Friday, October 13, 2017, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM Independence-LL1   SATURDAY Jane Zhao* Talk: Market premiums for (different kinds of) piped water connections: A meta-analysis of the hedonic method and an empirical study in Kathmandu, Nepal Session: Time: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Kirstin Frescoln* Talk: The Self-Sufficiency Mandate of Public Housing Session: Time: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM Sophie Kelmenson Roundtable: Progressive Food Systems Planning in the Trump Era ID #1211 Time: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM (Matchless-LL1 8.9 ) Kyle Onda Talk: SPRAWLING CITIES AND SPLINTERED NETWORKS: RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN URBAN FORM AND WATER SERVICE QUALITY AND EQUITY IN BRAZIL Session: “Pre-Organized Session: Urban Water, Sanitation, and Wastewater: Emerging Issues and Future Directions I - Planning and Management” Time: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (Penrose 2-LL1)   SUNDAY Sophie Kelmenson Talk: Mission Driven Intermediaries in Building Out the Agriculture of the Middle ID #670 Session 8.8 Domestic Food Systems: Actors, Access, and Culture Sunday, October 15, 2017, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (Colorado D-LL2) Gwen Kash* Talk: Transit Crime: Gendered Effects, Experiences, and Attitudes in Colombia and Bolivia Session: 4.9 Embodied space and planning as social control Time: Sunday, Oct. 15, 9:45-11:15 am (Colorado G-LL2) Allison Forbes* Talk: Linked Through Skill: Interdependencies in the Automotive Value Chain                     Session: 2.38 Shifting Occupational Structures’ Impact on Local Economic Development  Time: Sunday, October 15, 2017, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (Colorado B-LL2)                 
by T. BenDor
Thursday, October 12, 2017
404 0 M. Miller ACSP Career Center Link on the main  page is a dead link.  http://www.acsp.org/news/340997/Announcing-ACSPs-Updated-Career-Center.htm I expect it is supposed to lead here: https://jobs.acsp.org/
by M. Miller
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Michigan 0 J. Levine The Urban and Regional Planning Program of the University of Michigan invites application to National Center for Institutional Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.  The NCID Postdoctoral Fellowship is a one-year (12 month) fellowship that follows a visiting scholar model, aimed at promoting and supporting the work of outstanding early career diversity scholars. Application deadline:  November 1, 2017.  Please contact Jonathan Levine (jnthnlvn@umich.edu) for more information.  
by J. Levine
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Statistical Stew 2 M. Miller Since they're using a small geography--block groups--spatial autocorrelation may also be an issue. Local Indicators of Spatial Autocorrelation (LISA) at the level of each city, then all together could be helpful. Also, since block groups are often separated by street centerlines, transit trip characteristics may get inappropriately split between block groups, muddling effects. Geographically weighted regression may help address autocorrelation, but has several requirements. Anselin, L. (1995). Local Indicators of Spatial Association-LISA. Geographical Analysis, 27(2).Anselin, L., Syabri, I., & Kho, Y. (2006). GeoDa: An Introduction to Spatial Data Analysis. Geographical Analysis, 38(1), 5–22. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0016-7363.2005.00671.xLeung, Y., Mei, C. L., & Zhang, W. X. (2000). Statistical tests for spatial nonstationarity based on the geographically weighted regression model. Environment and Planning A, 32(1), 9-32.
by G. Griffin
Monday, September 25, 2017
Transit Ridership, Direct Demand 0 M. Miller Greetings.  Does anyone know of a recent literature review on transit ridership modeling at the stop/station scale? Sometimes called 'sketch modeling', 'direct demand modeling' or 'direct ridership modeling'? Specifically, I want to know of any reviews (or review like things) other than TCRP 16/H1, Lane et al 2006, and Upchurch and Kuby 2014. -Matt.
by M. Miller
Monday, August 28, 2017
ACSP17 sessions on 'serious games for collaborative planning and stake...' 1 T. Schenk People do love to draw on maps. The question would be if that represents serious public engagement, or just placation. Which, offhand, is determined not just by how much public contributions are included, but how those contributions are acknowledged.
by M. Miller
Monday, August 28, 2017
Looking for Books & Reviewers for Book Reviews in ‘Transport Reviews' 1 R. Buehler I'd be interested in reviewing a book.
by M. Miller
Monday, August 28, 2017
Heard of the World Urban Campaign? 0 A. ACSP This is really cool! If you've heard of the World Urban Campaign, let me know your thoughts on what your favorite part of the campaign is. If you haven't heard of it, check it out at http://www.worldurbancampaign.org/. You can also look at their latest newsletter here: http://www.worldurbancampaign.org/newsletter#a2447.
by A. ACSP
Monday, June 26, 2017
Soul City Documentary, building a multiracial racial utopia in 1970s NC 0 C. Slotterback The message below came to my inbox via my ACSP Secretary role, so I thought I'd pass it along to UNIVerse.  Sara Giustini, engagement coordination for the PBS series REEL SOUTH, reached out related to a new documentary called Soul City.  See the trailer here.  The film tells the story of a group of civil rights activists who attempted to build a multiracial utopia - Soul City - in the hear to North Carolina's Klan country during the 1970s.     Ms. Giustini is interested in connecting with planning faculty and departments to explore potential partnerships.  The film is available for free and she can offer access to online platforms (e.g. OVEE) that allow for interactive viewing and dialogue.  I chatted with her a couple of weeks ago and she was excited about the opportunity to connect with academics in our field.  She had some creative ideas for building engagement around screening the film.  If the film is of interest related to your teaching or research, I encourage you to reach out to her at sarabethgiustini@gmail.com. .............. The conversation with Sara Giustini also got me thinking about how we might use documentaries and other films in more creative ways in our courses.  While films are ever more accessible online, I wonder if others have used creative platforms along with films in order to stimulate real time conversation among students, with the community, or even across institutions.  It would be great to hear about your approaches.  Thanks!  
by C. Slotterback
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Urban Informatics 2 L. Mandarano Hi Lynn -- we teach a similar masters course at UC Berkeley. I have a short write-up here: http://geoffboeing.com/2015/08/urban-informatics-visualization-berkeley/. I'd also be interested to chat more with you and Rob as your course development progresses.
by G. Boeing
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
CFP: Spaces of Struggle 2017 - A Mini-Conference on Radical Planning 0 B. Gauger Spaces of Struggle 2017 | A Mini-Conference on Radical Planning October 11, 2017  |  Denver, Colorado Directly preceding the ACSP conference Website: radicalplanning.wordpress.com Conference contact: sos.radplan@gmail.com While planning offers hope for better cities, radical scholars and planners have exposed a troubled history of the complicity of planning in perpetuating spatialized inequity, injustice, and domination.  This mini-conference addresses both the theoretical and practical aspects of an invigorated contemporary radical planning agenda, posing critical questions in pursuit of better ways forward. Inspired by the first Spaces of Struggle held in 2016 in Portland, Oregon, this year’s mini-conference offers a space of exchange for the many voices who believe radical practice and scholarship are crucial to understanding and challenging mainstream systems and practices. We assemble doctoral students, scholars and faculty from across the globe, as well as activists, artists, and community representatives. Spaces of Struggle is a commentary on and complement to ACSP 2017 events, activities and presentations. While we welcome a variety of critical and radical perspectives, proposals should engage directly with the histories, theories, and practices of urban planning.  Applicants will be selected and organized into panels and roundtable sessions based on the relevance of their proposal to the conference themes and the potential for dialogue among participants. ---------------- Submission deadline: May 1, 2017 Paper Panel Sessions: These sessions will consist of panels of three to four scholarly papers addressing different themes or concentrations in radical planning. Presenters will have 15-minutes to read or discuss their paper, followed by audience questions and discussion. To apply to present a paper, please submit a 250-word abstract proposal outlining (1) the subject of the paper and your research approach (community project, research project, dissertation project, etc.), and (2) how it intersects with other themes and issues of radical planning.  Include 3 keywords. Special Topic Roundtable Discussions: These less structured sessions will be organized around themes or specific topics that emerge from both the paper and roundtable submissions. Three to five discussants will have 5-minutes to introduce how their scholarship intersects with radical planning and then engage the audience in an open conversation. To apply to participate as a discussant in a roundtable discussion, please submit a 250-word statement of interest. The statement should (1) describe how you position your research, activism and/or community experience within the themes and issues of radical planning, and (2) conclude with one or two specific questions for discussion. The questions that will shape our discussion will be drawn directly from selected panelist submissions. Please submit your application to sos.radplan@gmail.com by midnight on Monday, May 1 with the subject line “Space of Struggle 2017: application”. Include your full name, affiliation and position, and contact information. You may apply to present at both the paper and roundtable sessions but will be limited to one presentation. Selected presenters will be notified by mid-June. Participants will be required to submit their conference papers or discussion outline by the end of September 2017. ---------------- Statement on Accessibility and Accommodation: In keeping with radical values and positions, we are dedicated to working with our colleagues and communities to find reasonable accommodations whenever possible to facilitate alternative presentation or participation formats for those who may face barriers due to political, financial, medical, ability or other accessibility concerns and restrictions. This may include but is not limited to the use of digital technologies or presentations read by proxy. Suggested topics: Radical planning movements and practices Radical practice, policy, and professionals Anarchist, socialist, feminist, and/or queer planning Direct action and social movements Informality and insurgency across the globe Radical planning issues and themes Dissensus, democracy, and agonistic pluralism White supremacy, racism, and xenophobia Colonialism, migration, and indigeneity Neoliberalization/market fundamentalism Financialization Gentrification, race, eviction, and displacement Policing, law, and the State Technology, software, and innovation Labor, energy, and work Intersectionality and identity The body, gender, sexuality, and social reproduction Ability and access Infrastructures, logistics, and networks Environments, ecologies, and natures Housing, property, and the Commons Zoning, regulation, and control Radical planning epistemologies and pedagogies Radical and activist research methodologies Expertise, data, and knowledge Teaching radical planning, publishing, media, and knowledge networks Historical and comparative analyses of radical planning practice Co-organizers: Bri Gauger, University of Michigan Sarah Gelbard, McGill University Carla Maria Kayanan, University of Michigan Julie Mah, University of Toronto Danielle Rivera, University of Colorado Boulder Stephen Sherman, University of Illinois Raksha Vasudevan, University of Texas
by B. Gauger
Friday, March 31, 2017
CFP: ACSP 2017 proposed session on Neighborhood-Based Retail 0 E. Talen CFP: ACSP 2017 proposed session on Neighborhood-Based Retail   Session organizers: Emily Talen, University of Chicago, and Conrad Kickert, University of Cincinnati   Street-level retailing used to be the life-blood of thriving urban neighborhoods, but neighborhood-based retail, especially with localized ownership (mom and pop stores) struggles to survive. Many factors have led to the demise of street-level retailing, and many of these factors seem to be beyond anyone’s control: car-based consumer culture, online shopping, zoning that encourages segregated land use, corporate ownership and chain stores, and internet-based social contact. This session will consider the death and life of active frontages and neighborhood-based retail, including issues related to the maintenance of active frontages, small businesses, and independent retail ownership. What’s keeping main streets and active retailing from thriving, and what is less controllable (market realities) vs. more controllable (government regulations)? What incentives or financing mechanisms have successfully supported neighborhood-based retailing? We welcome papers that explore the issue of active streets and neighborhood-based retail from a variety of perspectives: urban design, marketing, finance, governance, regulation, and public policy.   Please email Emily Talen (talen@uchicago.edu) or Conrad Kickert (kickercd@ucmail.uc.edu) if you would be interested in joining our session.
by E. Talen
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Data preparation: Appending Census data to Zip code? 4 M. Shirgaokar Thank you all for pointing out these great resources!
by M. Shirgaokar
Monday, March 27, 2017
2017 Urban Planning Citation Analysis 0 T. Sanchez The annual update and ranking of urban planning citation activity is now available. These data are for urban planning programs and faculty in the U.S. and Canada, which currently includes 116 schools and 1,100 faculty. A summary is at: http://tomwsanchez.com/2017-urban-planning-citation-analysis/. See the searchable database at: http://scholarmetrics.com/metrics.html. Your comments are appreciated.
by T. Sanchez
Friday, March 10, 2017
In Memory Professor Sir Peter Hall 1 J. Richmond Jonathan. Great picture. Send it to Magda Hall. She is so proud of it.Best,Mike
by M. Teitz
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Current Political Moment: What Is Your School Doing to Address the Issues 0 A. ACSP UNM's Community & Regional Planning has organized a Teach week: Arming Yourself with Analysis in the Current Political Moment. What is your University doing to respond to the current political environment?
by A. ACSP
Friday, February 24, 2017

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