e.polis Fall 2017

Volume IX

Contested Urban Development: From Stadium Construction to Lead Abatement

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e.polis Production Editor
Gonçalo Borges, Doctoral Student

Advisor
Jamie Harris, Ph.D., Urban Studies Associate Director

Editors
Tathagato Chakraborty, Jane Van Eerden, Jamison Ellis, Peter Lund, Stephanie Harling, Katherine Kocisky, Hamideh Moayyed, Isabella Rieke, Peter Burress

In This Issue

Winner of the 2017 Urban Studies Award for Outstanding Research
“We all gotta drink the water” Discordant discourses in the remediation of Milwaukee’s lead service lines.
Isabella Rieke, Urban Studies Programs MS Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
e.polis 2017 9: 1-19.

2017 Urban Studies’ Fall Lecture
An Interview with Dr. Sean Dinces, Assistant Professor of History & Political Science, Long Beach City College, CA.
Interviewed by Peter Lund, Urban Studies Programs PhD Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. e.polis 2017 9: 20-26.

2016 Best Senior Capstone Seminar Paper in Urban Studies
The rise of Political fragmentation in Metropolitan Milwaukee, 1892-1935.
Emmajean Snook, Urban Studies Undergraduate Major, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
e.polis 2017 9: 27-73.

e.polis 2017 Open Submission Article I
Correlation between outcomes and services in a Domestic Violence Center.
Maren Hawkins (The Beloit Domestic Violence Survivors Center), Kayla Syrocki (The Beloit Domestic Violence Survivors Center), and Jade Herrscher (MS, Sustainable Peacebuilding, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
e.polis 2017 9: 74-98.

e.polis 2017 Open Submission Article II
The Digital Divide: An analysis of social stratification in the Unites States internet use.
Peter Burress, Urban Studies Programs MS Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
e.polis 2017 9: 99-114.

2016 Urban Studies’ Student Research Forum Guest Speaker
An Interview with Dr. Timothy Weaver, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Louisville, KY.
Interviewed by Ditimoni Baruah, Urban Studies Programs PhD Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Interview transcribed by Peter Burress, Urban Studies Programs MS Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. e.polis 2017 9: 115-122.

Scholar Profile
An Interview with Dr. William Velez, Emeritus Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Interviewed by Tathagato Chakraborty, Urban Studies Programs PhD Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. e.polis 2017 9: 123-137.

 

 

e.polis Fall 2016

Volume VIII

Back to the Future: New (and Old) Development Debates and Discourses in Urban America

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e.polis Production Editor
Ditimoni Baruah, Doctoral Student

Advisor
Jamie Harris, Ph.D., Urban Studies Associate Director

Editors
Samantha Judith Fleischman, Peter J. Lund, Milika Miller, Hamideh Moayyed, Sierra Starner-Heffron, Jane Van Eerden

In This Issue

Winner of the 2015 Scott Greer Award for Outstanding Research
Community Mobilization in Milwaukee: Creating Critical Mass to Address the Free-Rider Problem.
Nicholas DeMarsh, Urban Studies Programs MS Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
e.polis 2016 8: 1-21.

2015 Urban Studies’ Fall Lecture
An Interview with Dr. Eoin O’Neill, Lecturer in Environmental Policy, University College Dublin.
Interviewed by Jane Van Eerden, Urban Studies Programs MS Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
e.polis 2016 8: 22-27.

Book Review
Convention Center Follies: Politics, Power, and Public Investment in American Cities by Heywood T. Sanders. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014, 514 pages.
Peter Lund, Urban Studies Programs Doctoral Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
e.polis 2016 8: 28-31.

2015 Urban Studies Senior Capstone Seminar Paper
Video-Surveillance’s Impact on Crime: Comparing public areas in Chicago and Washington D.C.
Alvin Olson, Urban Studies Undergraduate Major, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
e.polis 2016 8: 32-42.

e.polis 2015 Open Submission Article
Urban Ethnic Tourism: An Overview of Current Research and Framework for Application.
Joy Neilson, MS, Urban Studies, Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
e.polis 2016 8: 43-63.

Scholar Profile
An Interview with Dr. Robert Schneider, Associate Professor of Urban Planning, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Interviewed by Hamideh Moayyed, Urban Studies Programs Doctoral Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. e.polis 2016 8: 64-70.

 

 

e.polis Spring 2015

Volume VII

Urban Greening: Past and Present Transformations of the Urban Landscape

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e.polis Production Editor
Madeline Riordan, MS Student

e.polis Editorial Board

Advisory Board
Jasmine Alinder, Ph.D., Urban Studies Director
Jamie Harris, Ph.D., Urban Studies Associate Director

In This Issue

2014 Urban Studies’ Fall Lecture
An interview with Emory University’s Dr. Michael Leo Owens, Associate Professor of Political Science and the April 2013 – April 2015 Chair of the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) Governing Board.
Interviewed by Meghan McDonald, PhD Student in Urban Studies Programs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. e.polis 2015 7: 1-13.

2014 USP Senior Capstone Seminar Paper
Is There Public Transportation Inequality in US Cities?
Michael Hill, Urban Studies Undergraduate Major, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. e.polis 2015 7: 14-27.

e.polis 2014 Open Submission
The Westlawn Partnership for a Healthier Environment: Evaluation of the Healthy Homes Project
Steven A. John, Anne Dressel, and Betty Koepsel, Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health Affiliates, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. e.polis 2015 7: 28-43.

e.polis 2014 Open Submission
Urban Agriculture: Growing Potential in Milwaukee’s 15th Aldermanic District
Renee Scampini, PhD Student in Urban Studies Programs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. e.polis 2015 7: 44-58.

e.polis 2014 Open Submission
Preserving Radishes and Snapdragons in the City: A Historical Perspective of Community Gardens in Milwaukee
Nadege Rolland, MS Student in Urban Studies Programs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. e.polis 2015 7: 59-81.

e.polis 2014 Open Submission
The Story of Greendale: A Utopia Unrealized
Sierra Starner-Heffron, MS Student in Urban Studies Programs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. e.polis 2015 7: 82-100.

e.polis 2014 Open Submission
Brats Behind Bars: The (Local) Story of Mass Incarceration
Heather Angelinetta, MS Student in Urban Studies Programs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. e.polis 2015 7: 101-116.

e.polis 2014 Literature Review
The Southern Turn in Urban Studies: A Literature Review
Salman Hussain, PhD Student in Urban Studies Programs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. e.polis 2015 7: 117-135.

Scholar Profile
An Interview with Dr. Arijit Sen, Associate Professor of Architecture & Urban Planning and Urban Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Interviewed by Ditimoni Baruah, PhD Student in Urban Studies Programs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. e.polis 2015 7: 136-139.

 

 

e.polis Winter 2014

Volume VI

50th Anniversary Issue of e.polis

50th Anniversary

Urban Studies Programs (USP) is celebrating 50 years of innovative urban research and teaching. As one of the original four “peaks of excellence” at UWM, USP helped establish the campus in the 1960s as a premier urban university, and continues its commitment to fostering cutting edge urban research and the rigorous training of students to meet the challenges facing urban communities in the United States and around the world.

This anniversary year marks a number of speaker events and urban summits, alumni reunions and oral histories as we reflect on the past 50 years and map out the future ahead. The current issue of e.polis continues in that tradition of interdisciplinary scholarship and problem-focused research, as well as looking back and forward in assessing the field. Enjoy this issue and we invite you to join us in our year of celebration.

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e.polis Production Editor
Gestina Sewell, MS Student

e.polis Editorial Board

Advisory Board
Jasmine Alinder, Ph.D., Urban Studies Director
Jamie Harris, Ph.D., Urban Studies Associate Director

In This Issue

Interview with UAA’s Director, Dr. Margaret Wilder
An Interview with Dr. Margaret Wilder, Urban Affairs Association Director
Interviewed by Gestina Sewell, MS Student in Urban Studies Programs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
e.polis 2014 6: 1-7.

Winner of the 2013 Scott Greer Award for Outstanding Research
Making News in Milwaukee: Two Newspapers’ Coverage of Police Brutality
Ronald Smith, Urban Studies Programs Doctoral Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
e.polis 2014 6: 8-29.

2013 USP Student Forum Article
The “Cultural Deprivation” of Milwaukee’s Youth: An Analysis of the Black History Protests in Milwaukee’s Public Schools
Lucas John Wolff, History Doctoral Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
e.polis 2014 6: 30-59.

Book Review I
The City That Became Safe: New York’s Lessons for Urban Crime and Its Control by Frank E. Zimring. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012, 272 pages.
Scott R. Letteney, Urban Studies Programs Doctoral Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
e.polis 2014 6: 60-63.

Book Review II
Understanding Cultural Globalization by Paul Hopper. Cambridge; Malden: Polity Press, 2007, 233 pages.
Mehdi Nejatbakhsh, MS Student in Urban Studies Programs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
e.polis 2014 6: 64-68.

2013 USP Senior Capstone Seminar Paper
Housing: Affordable, Adequate, and Accessible
Samantha Fleischman, Urban Studies Undergraduate Major, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
e.polis 2014 6: 69-80.

e.polis 2013 Open Submission
Off-Track: The Failure of Light Rail in Milwaukee
Neal A. Johnson, MS Student in Urban Studies Programs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
e.polis 2014 6: 81-101.

Scholar Profile
An Interview with Dr. Paru Shah, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Interviewed by Katie Witz, Urban Studies Programs Doctoral Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
e.polis 2014 6: 102-112.

 

 

e.polis Fall/Winter 2012

Volume V

Global Discourses: From the Streets of Milwaukee to the Squares of Iran

Table of Contents

Winner of the 2012 Scott Greer Award for Outstanding Research
The Saga of a Landslide Reelection, Baby Bonds, and a Recall: Mayor Daniel W. Hoan 1932-1933
Scott R. Letteney, Urban Studies Programs Doctoral Student, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. e.polis 2012 5: 1-34

2012 USP Student Forum Article

The Urban Renewal Blues: The Destruction of the Old Maxwell Street Market
John Terry, History Doctoral Student, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. e.polis 2012 5: 35-65

2012 USP Student Forum Keynote Speaker

An Interview with Dr. Peter Dreier, E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics, Occidental College
Interviewed by Patricia Najera, Urban Studies Programs Doctoral Student, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. e.polis 2012 5: 66-71
A full version of this interview is also available.

Book Review

Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty by Abhijit Bannerjee and Esther Duflo. New York, NY: PublicAffairs, 2011, 320 pages.
Barbara J. Duffy, Center for Urban Initiatives & Research, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. e.polis 2012 5: 72-75

2012 Best Undergraduate Capstone Seminar Paper

Racial and Class Segregation Patterns in the United States: Comparing Atlanta and Chicago
Neal Andrew Johnson, Urban Studies Programs Master’s Student, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. e.polis 2012 5: 76-92

e.polis 2012 Open Submission Article

From Imam Hussein to Azadi Square: Politicized Venues
Seyedeh Ladan Zarabadi, Architecture Doctoral Student, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. e.polis 2012 5: 93-115

Scholar Profile

An Interview with Dr. Marcus Britton, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Urban Studies, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Interviewed by Meghan McDonald, Urban Studies Programs Doctoral Student, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. e.polis 2012 5: 116-121

 

 

 

e.polis Fall/Winter 2011

Volume IV

Reading Multiple Urbans – Global and Local Currents

Table of Contents

Winner of the 2011 Scott Greer Award for Outstanding Research
The Sobering Realities of the 2004 Olympics: Fiscal Crisis and the Privatization of Urban Land
George Papakis, Urban Studies Doctoral Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. e.polis 2011 4: 1-35.

Co-Winner of the 2010 Scott Greer Award for Outstanding Research
Genuine, Protean, Ad Hoc Public Spaces: Patogh-Space networks of Tehran
Sara Khorshidifard, School of Architecture Doctoral Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. e.polis 2011 4: 36-64.

Co-Winner of the 2010 Scott Greer Award for Outstanding Research
Non-Urgent Pediatric Emergency Departments Visits: A Qualitative Analysis of Caregiver and Physician Perspectives
Nichole L. Yunk, Urban Studies Master’s Graduate, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. e.polis 2011 4: 65-99.

Milwaukee’s Hat Workers: Union Strategy and the Logic of Industrial Capitalism
William Reck, History Doctoral Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. e.polis 2011 4: 100-128.

An Interview with Dr. Anne Bonds, Assistant Professor Geography, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Interviewed by Melissa Mann, Urban Studies Programs Master’s Graduate, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. e.polis 2011 4:129-142.

Book Review: The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education by Diane Ravitch. Basic Books, New York, 2010, 242 pages.
Courtney Bauder, MS Educational Leadership Graduate, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. e-polis 2011 4: 143-145.

Undergraduate Paper: The Privatization of Water in Latin America
Karen M. Brummond, Undergraduate Student in Urban Studies/Sociology 377, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. e.polis 2011 4:146-155.

 

 

e.polis Spring 2009

Volume III

Table of Contents

Articles
Winner of the 2009 Scott Greer Award for Outstanding Research
‘We Come from the Future’: Legacies of Authoritarianism and Urban Unrest in the Age of Neoliberalism
Nicholas Papakis, Urban Studies MS Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. e.polis 2009 3: 1-24.

Voices from Within: The Academic Experiences of Minority Scholars at a Midwest Research University
Tammy L. Hodo, Urban Studies Doctoral Graduate, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee e.polis 2009 3: 25-59.

Canoli in the Cream City
Ashley Zampogna, History Doctoral Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee e.polis 2009 3: 60-83.

A ‘Blue Shirt’ UW for Milwaukee: Making the Case for the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, 1948-1956
Seth Zlotocha, History MA Graduate, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee e.polis 2009 3: 84-110.

An Interview with Dr. Laura McEnaney, Keynote Speaker for 2009 Urban Studies Programs’ Student Forum
Dr. McEnaney discusses her research, teaching, and writing. Interviewed by Dan Murphy, Urban Studies Doctoral Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee e.polis 2009 3: 111-132.

Who’s Your City?: How the Creative Economy is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life by Richard Florida. Perseus Books Group, Philadelphia, PA, 2008, 374 pages
Book Review by: Jason Biernat, Urban Planning MS Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee e.polis 2009 3: 133-136.

Legacies of Struggle: Conflict and Cooperation in Korean American Politics by A. Y. Chung. Stanford University Press, Stanford, 2007, 322 pages
Book Review by: Akarath Soukhaphon, Geography MA Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee e.polis 2009 3: 137-140.

 

 

e.polis Spring 2008

Volume II

Table of Contents

Articles
The Paradox of Post-Colonial Historic Preservation: Implications of Dutch Heritage Preservation in Modern Jakarta
by Marsely Von Lengerke Kehoe

Book Reviews
Towards a Carnal Sociology, Towards a Carnal Urban Studies?
by Michael J. Lorr

Scholar Profile
Christopher De Sousa, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Chair

Scott Greer Award for Outstanding Urban Research, April 2007
Paper by Peter R. Janecky

Undergraduate Essays
A Genealogy of the Uber-Design
by Alan Wold

 

 

e.polis Spring 2007

Table of Contents

Articles
On the Nature of Resistance: The Chicago Hardcore Punk Scene and Level of Opposition to the Dominant Culture
by Michael Lorr

Book Reviews
Rural-Urban Symbiosis and the Making of Chicago: Review of Nature’s Metropolis (author William Cronon)
by Robert Jach

Towards a New Poverty Knowledge (author Alice O’Connor)
by Michele Radi Fontaine

Scholar Profile
Amanda Seligman, Associate Professor of History and Urban Studies

Scott Greer Award for Outstanding Urban Research, April 2007
Miniature Demons: Transformation of the Unskilled in Milwaukee’s Glass Industry, 1880-1922
by Nicholas J. Hoffman

Undergraduate Essays
Improving Urban Communities
by Jackelyn Wicklund

The Making of Suburbia
by Julien Congretel