Urban Affairs Association 2022

View our full list of Urban Studies titles and our Urban Life, Landscape, and Policy series • take 30% off using TUAA2022 at checkout • offer expires June 1, 2022

For submission inquiries, please contact Aaron Javsicas

Announcing the Zane L. Miller Book Development Award 

Scholars from underrepresented communities with limited financial resources are invited to apply
for a grant of up to $2500 to help defray expenses related to the development of an urban
studies-focused book manuscript. Awardees will work directly with one of the editors of our
Urban Life, Landscape, and Policy
book series to craft their manuscript. For more information please
contact Temple University Press Editor-in-Chief Aaron Javsicas:

The Battles of Germantown

Lessons from Philadelphia's Germantown neighborhood on how the public engages the past

Beyond the City Limits

Challenging the notion that there is a single, global process of economic restructuring to which cities must submit

The Death and Life of the Single-Family House

A detailed study of how Vancouver moved away from the single-family house and the effects of this transformation, detailed by interviews with residents

From Improvement to City Planning

A “pre-history” of urban planning in the United States

Furthering Fair Housing

Analyzing federal policy to advance racial equity in housing and neighborhoods

The Great Migration and the Democratic Party

Examining the political impact of Black migration on politics in three northern cities from 1915 to 1965

Healing Our Divided Society

Examining inequality in America fifty years after the Kerner Report

Immigrant Crossroads

Highlights immigrant engagement in urban development, policy, and social movements

Implementing City Sustainability

How cities organize to design and implement sustainability

Loving Orphaned Space

Providing a new vision for the ignored and abused spaces around us

Making a Scene

Examines how autonomous social movements respond to gentrification by creating their own cultural landscape in cities and suburbs

The Misunderstood History of Gentrification

Reframing our understanding of the roles of gentrification and urban renewal in the revitalization of American cities

Modern Mobility Aloft

How American cities used elevated highways as major architectural statements about local growth and modernization before 1956

Monument Lab

A living handbook for vital perspectives on public art and history

A Nice Place to Visit

An engaging, first-of-its-kind historical analysis of four Rustbelt cities’ efforts to remake themselves into tourist locales in the postindustrial era

Philadelphia Battlefields

How upstart political candidates achieved spectacular successes over Philadelphia’s entrenched political establishment

Power, Participation, and Protest in Flint, Michigan

The policy history of, implementation of, and reaction to Flint’s municipal takeovers

Public Schools, Private Governance

A comprehensive examination of education reforms and their political effects on Black and poor public-school parents in New Orleans, pre- and post-Katrina

Reinventing the Austin City Council

Examining how Austin, Texas changed the way it elects its city council—and why it matters


Chronicling the French presence and impact on Philadelphia through its art and artists, as well as through the city’s political and social culture

Second Cities

How Philadelphia and Manchester have successfully grappled with globalization, carving out a series of distinctive niche roles for themselves over time

Sinking Chicago

The first long-term study of the effects of climate change on an American city

Vanishing Eden

Tracking the complexities of whiteness through an analysis of the experiences and memories of whites who lived in racially changing Chicago neighborhoods