Urban + Environmental Policy + Planning
 
Professor Justin Hollander quoted in Next City Article about Social Media Influencing Cities
 
10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
 
Professor Hollander examines how studying “big data” can inform planning and policy. He and his colleagues have begun developing models to analyze Twitter posts for key words and sentiments, in an effort to harness “the free-flowing ideas and thoughts that people express on social media.”  Link to article.
 
 
 
Prof. Goldman reports on recent labor victories
 
10/5/2014 3:00:00 PM
 
In a post for Rooflines, a blog published by the National Housing Institute, Professor Laurie Goldman reflects on lessons learned from recent labor victories won by Hyatt Hotel Corporpration housekeepers and employees of the Market Basket family-owned grocery store chain. As stated by Prof. Goldman:

"These two labor victories are remarkable not only because they demonstrate the power of collective bargaining even without union support, they also illustrate the power of collective purchasing power: the thousands of consumers who boycotted Market Basket and targeted Hyatt hotels used their suitcases and shopping carts to promote workers’ rights."

Full post
 
 
 
Professor Agyeman has Sharing Cities article published in TIME Magazine
 
9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
 

Looking at mayors and developers putting technology ahead of people, Professor Agyeman examines how the result leads to inequality and undermines the public involvement. The article focuses on how real "smart cities will be those that deploy modern technology in building a new urban commons to support communal sharing."