Tag: Urban and Regional Studies

Faculty note: Hutchison presentations


Sociology Prof. Ray Hutchison (Urban and Regional Studies) recently returned from Chicago, where he presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. His two papers: “The Right to Urban Theory: Henri Lefebvre and the Misappropriation of Public Space” (co-authored/co-presented with Joao Pedro Nunes from the University of Lisbon-Nova) and “Exploring the World’s Great […]

Hutchison caps Everyday Life in the 21st Century City conference


Sociology Prof. Ray Hutchison of Urban and Regional Studies recently returned from Florence, Italy and the Everyday Life in the 21st Century City conference he organized for the Del Bianco Foundation. Hutchison presented one of the three keynote talks, addressing the topic “When Austerity Came to the United States.” The three-day conference included some 45 […]

New Urban Sociology text has its fans


We came across this recently: A textbook co-authored by Prof. Ray Hutchison, Urban and Regional Studies, was made recommended reading in 2014-2015 for social-ecological researchers involved in the sprawling “Baltimore Ecosystem Study.” Hutchinson and Mark Gottdiener released the fourth edition of The New Urban Sociology in 2010. To see the BES reference to Hutchison’s work, […]

Hutchison caps ’21st Century City’ conference in Florence

Sociology Prof. Ray Hutchison of Urban and Regional Studies recently returned from Florence, Italy and the Everyday Life in the 21st Century City conference he organized for the Del Bianco Foundation. Hutchison presented one of the three keynote talks, addressing the topic “When Austerity Came to the United States.” The other keynotes were by Derek […]

One month out: Hutchison’s conference in Florence

Additional details are being shared about the conference “Everyday Life in the 21st Century City” to be held July 17-20 in Florence, Italy. Prof. Ray Hutchison is coordinating the conference, which will address rapidly increasing diversity and urbanization as well as issues related to huge rural-to-urban migration taking place in countries including India and China. […]

Faculty note: Nesslein chosen to participate in ‘Research on Poverty’


Economist Thomas Nesslein, associate professor of Urban and Regional Studies, has been chosen to participate in a four-day intensive workshop focused on the poverty theory and policy analysis, sponsored and paid for by the Institute for Research on Poverty at UW-Madison. The event takes place May 26-29. Key topics to be presented include A Historical […]

Faculty note: Parrillo publication

Assistant Prof. Adam Parrillo of Urban and Regional Studies has published the article “Magnetizing Public Education: The Lingering Effects of Magnet Schools in the Cincinnati Public School District” in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education. The article includes information gathered as part of Parrillo’s doctoral research. It examines the racial and socioeconomic patterns of […]

Broadway partnership with GBPD is actually twice as good as advertised

In our most recent issue of the Log newsletter, we linked to Green Bay Press-Gazette coverage of a new Police Department initiative reaching out to residents in the South Broadway neighborhood in a way that involves surveys and analysis by Urban and Regional Studies faculty and students. Actually — and the article didn’t mention it […]

GBPD partners with Psychology, Urban/Regional on helping neighborhood

The Green Bay Press-Gazette is reporting on a new initiative by the Police Department to reach out to residents in the South Broadway neighborhood in a new way that involves UW-Green Bay. The GBPD is partnering with the academic programs in Urban and Regional Studies, and Psychology, to assess needs and make recommendations. Interns are helping […]

In the news: Nesslein on right-to-work

Associate Prof. Tom Nesslein of Urban and Regional Studies was the guest economist joining politicians of both major parties in talking to TV-5 News about the contentious new “right-to-work” proposal in the Wisconsin Legislature. Nesslein says the politics are fairly straightforward, in that passage would likely further erode the power of labor unions. As for […]