Readership: Academics, researchers, graduate students, and practitioners in the fields of urban economics, regional science and urban planning.
Edited by Nancy Brooks, Visiting Associate Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University, Kieran Donaghy, Professor and Chair, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University, and Gerrit-Jan Knaap, Professor of Urban Studies and Planning and Director of the National Center for Smart Growth Research, University of Maryland
Nancy Brooks is currently a Visiting Associate Professor at Cornell University in the Department of City and Regional Planning, and she has also been on the economics department faculty at the University of
Vermont. She earned her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995. Her research interests are in applied urban and environmental economics. She has published in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.
Kieran Donaghy is professor and chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. He holds a Ph.D. in regional science from Cornell University. He has studied issues in transportation, land use, housing, labor markets, and the environment. Much of his recent research concerns the impacts of globalization and climate change on regions and how resource-rich regions can avoid the resource curse.
Gerrit-Jan Knaap is Professor of Urban Studies and Planning and Director of the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education at the University of Maryland. Knaap's research interests include the economics and politics of land
use planning, the efficacy of economic development instruments, and the impacts of environmental policy. He serves on the State of Maryland's Smart Growth Subcabinet and Sustainable Growth Commission and the Science and Technical Advisory Committee to the Chesapeake Bay Commission. Knaap earned his B.S. from Willamette University, his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, and received post-doctoral training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, all in economics.
"The large number of chapters results in coverage of a wide range of topics, all treated analytically and many augmented with empirical evidence.... Teachers and students of urban economics as well as urban planners will find it quite valuable. Highly recommended." - CHOICE
I. Principles of Planning and Urban Economics
1: Nancy Brooks, "Teaching urban economics to planners and the role of urban planning to economists."
2: Nikhil Kaza and Gerrit-Jan Knaap, "Principles of planning for economists."
3: Richard Arnott, "What planners need to know about the 'new urban economics'."
II. Urban Structure, Growth and the Development Process
4: Kieran Donaghy, "Managing Change in Urban Infrastructure Systems"
5: Peter Gordon and Harry Richardson, "Urban Structure and Economic Growth."
6: Alex Anas, "Discovering the Efficiency of Urban Sprawl."
7: Joseph Persky and Wim Wiewel, "Urban decentralization, suburbanization and sprawl: An Equity Perspective."
8: Philip McCann, "The Role of Industrial Clustering and Increasing Returns to Scale in Economic Development and Urban Growth"
III. Social and Equity Issues
9: Stephen Ross, "Social Interactions within Cities: Neighborhood Environments and Peer Relationships."
10: Hyunsun Choi and David Sloane, "Does Working Together Prevent Crime?: Social Capital, Neighborhoods and Crime."
11: William W. Goldsmith, "The Drug War and Inner-City Neighborhoods."
12: Brendan O'Flaherty, "Homelessness in the United States."
13: Paul A. Jargowsky, "Urban Poverty, Economic Segregation, and Urban Policy"
14: Leah Platt Boustan, "Racial Residential Segregation in American cities."
15: Manuel Pastor, "Spatial Assimilation and Its Discontents: The Changing Geography of Immigrant Integration in Metropolitan America."
16: Ingrid Gould Ellen and Katherine O'Regan, "Gentrification: The perspectives of economists and planners"
IV. Urban Land Use and Transportation Policy
17: Yasuhide Okuyama and Stephanie Chang, "Economic and Planning Approaches to Natural Disasters."
18: Richard Green, "Housing markets, prices, and policies."
19: John F. McDonald and Daniel P. McMillen, "The Economics of Zoning."
20: Casey J. Dawkins, "Exclusionary Land Use Policies: Economic Rationales and Legal Remedies."
21: Virginia McConnell and Keith Wiley, "Infill Development: Perspectives and Evidence from Economics and Planning"
22: Yan Song and Mark Stevens, "The Economics of New Urbanism and Smart Growth: Comparing Price Gains and Costs between New Urbanist and Conventional Developments."
23: Randall Crane and Zhan Guo "Toward a Second Generation of Land Use/Travel Models with an Application to Path Choice."
24: Aisling Reynolds-Feighan and Roger Vickerman, "Transportation Economics for Planners in the 21st century"
25: Genevieve Giuliano, "Transportation Policy: Public Transit, Settlement Patterns, and Equity in the U.S."
V. Economic, Workforce and Human Capital Development
26: Eric A. Hanushek and Kuzey Yilmaz, "Urban Education: Location and Opportunity in the United States."
27: Kevin Hollenbeck, "The Role of the Workforce Development System in the Economic Development of Urban Areas."
28: Timothy J. Bartik and Randall Eberts, "The roles of tax incentives and other business incentives in local economic development."
29: Richard Schramm, "The Interface of Urban Economics and Urban Planning in Local Economic Development Practice."
30: Jae Hong Kim and Geoffrey J.D. Hewings, "Framing Urban Systems and Planning Concerns as a Multi-Level Problem: A Review of the Integrated Urban System Models with an Emphasis on Their Hierarchical Structures."
VI. Urban Public Finance and Governance
31: Lorelei Juntunen, Gerrit-Jan Knaap and Terry Moore "Fiscal Impact Analysis and the Costs of Alternative Development Patterns."
32: Tracy M. Gordon, "Addressing Local Fiscal Disparities."
33: Rachelle Alterman, "Land use regulations and property values: The "Windfalls Capture" Idea Revisited."
VII. International Settings
34: Matias Echanove and Rahul Srivastava, "The High Rise & The Slum: Speculative Urban Development in Mumbai"
35: Martim Smolka and Ciro Biderman, "Housing Informality: An Economist's Perspective on Urban Planning."
36: Margaret Grieco, "Transportation in African Cities: an Institutional Perspective."
37: Amitabh Kundu, "Globalisation and Urban Growth in the Developing World with Special Reference to Asian Countries"
38: Thomas Vietorisz, "Third World Urban Migration as a Global Sustainability Challenge."
39: Chengri Ding and Xingshuo Zhao, "Urbanization and Policy in Japan, South Korea, and China: Policy and Reality."