Journal of Urban Affairs

(The median citation count of Journal of Urban Affairs is 0. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-01-01 to 2024-01-01.)
The financialization of Canadian multi-family rental housing: From trailer to tower53
Smart city initiatives: A comparative study of American and Chinese cities46
Can the innovative-city-pilot policy promote urban innovation? An empirical analysis from China27
People-Centered Smart Cities: An exploratory action research on the Cities’ Coalition for Digital Rights19
Platform Spaces: When culture and the arts intersect territorial development and social innovation, a view from the Italian context19
Delineate the U.S. suburb: An examination of how different definitions of the suburbs matter18
A Polanyi-inspired perspective on social-ecological transformations of cities17
Renovation of industrial heritage sites and sustainable urban regeneration in post-industrial Shanghai17
Managing free-roaming cats in U.S. cities: An object lesson in public policy and citizen action15
Managing cybersecurity at the grassroots: Evidence from the first nationwide survey of local government cybersecurity15
The more-than-human right to the city: A multispecies reevaluation14
Diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in arts and cultural planning12
Unused private and public buildings: Re-discussing merely empty and truly abandoned situations, with particular reference to the case of Italy and the city of Milan12
In debt to the rent gap: Gentrification generalized and the frontier of the future12
Urban climate governance under the national government shadow: Evidence from Istanbul11
Managing shrinkage by “right-sizing” schools: The case of school closures in Philadelphia11
State-led gentrification in three Latin American cities10
Cultural creative economy and urban competitiveness: How one matters to the other9
Refuge city: Creating places of welcome in the suburban U.S. South9
The impact of a tax cut reform on land finance revenue: Constrained by the binding target of construction land9
Grassroots refugee community organizations: In search of participatory urban governance9
Racial/ethnic and class segregation at workplace and residence: A Los Angeles case study9
Place branding and growth machines: Implications for spatial planning and urban development8
Drivers of differences in inventiveness across urban and rural regions8
Commoning toward urban resilience: The role of trust, social cohesion, and involvement in a simulated urban commons setting8
Street entanglements: Contestation, collaboration, and co-optation in Manila’s informal vending spaces8
Addressing the problems of urban education: An ecological systems perspective8
From shared micro-mobility to shared responsibility: Using crowdsourcing to understand dockless vehicle violations in Austin, Texas8
An environmental justice analysis of urban tree canopy distribution and change7
Exploring the impact of factors influencing case selection in the place branding literature from 2014 to 20187
Interests driven or socially mobilized? Place attachment, social capital, and neighborhood participation in urban China7
Planning, participation, and power in a shrinking city: The Detroit Works Project7
“Placing” the relation of social media participation to neighborhood community connection7
Using urban networks to gain new insight into old questions: Community, economy, bureaucracy7
A fowl politics of urban dwelling. Or, Ybor City’s republic of noise7
Follow the money: Do gentrifying and at-risk neighborhoods attract more park spending?7
Exceptionalism and theorizing spatial inequality: Segregation research on cities in China7
Creative discretion and the structure of context-responsive improvising7
Political fragmentation and economic growth in U.S. metropolitan areas7
From margins to capital: The integration of spaces of artistic critique within capitalist urbanism6
Industrial heritage preservation and the urban revitalisation process in Belgrade6
Choosing homes without choosing schools? How urban parents navigate decisions about neighborhoods and school choice6
A matter of life or death: How racial representation shapes compliance with city disaster preparedness orders6
The politics of police violence: Political competition and police killings in Brazil6
Motivations and barriers in becoming urban residents: Evidence from rural migrants living in public rental housing in Chongqing, China6
Reconciling big data and thick data to advance the new urban science and smart city governance6
Rightful squatting: Housing movements, citizenship, and the “right to the city” in Brazil6
The shape of theatre in the city: A theoretical and methodological approach for analyzing artistic activity in urban space6
Climate change adaptation with green roofs: Instrument choice and facilitating factors in urban areas6
Social solidarity economy and urban commoning in post-crisis contexts: Madrid and Athens in a comparative perspective6
From public goods theory to municipal capitalism: Evaluating investments in sport venues from an urban entrepreneurial perspective6
Experiential Knowledge of urbanites on climatic changes in the Sunyani municipality, Ghana6
Re-scaling social mix: Public housing renewal in Melbourne5
Refuge in new food environments? The role of urban planning in facilitating food equity for new Americans5
Do central state interventions cause urban shrinkage in China?5
“Micro-regeneration”: Toward small-scale, heritage-oriented, and participatory redevelopment in China5
Entanglements in urban governance in new African cities: Appolonia City in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana5
The space of ideas: Public art policy and the concept of urban model spaces5
Grassroots mobilization for a just, green urban future: Building community infrastructure against green gentrification and displacement5
From top-down urban planning to culturally sensitive planning? Urban renewal and artistic activism in a neo-bohemian district in Barcelona5
Evaluating values in creative placemaking: The arts as community development in the NEA’s Our Town program5
Gentrification: The role of dialogue in community engagement and social cohesion5
The unequal housing and neighborhood outcomes of displaced movers5
Touristification, commercial gentrification, and experiences of displacement in a disadvantaged neighborhood in Busan, South Korea5
Enacting urban entrepreneurialism through neighbourhood governance: A comparative study of Shanghai and Guangzhou, China5
Problematizing the concept of walkability in Johannesburg5
Electoral support for the 5 Star Movement in Milan: An ecological analysis of social and spatial factors5
Gendered fear of crime in the urban context: A comparative multilevel study of women’s and men’s fear of crime5
Impact of school location on children’s air pollution exposure5
Refugees in borderlands: Safe places versus securitization in Athens, Greece5
Lisbon, the Portuguese Erasmus city? Mis-match between representation in urban policies and international student experiences4
Topography and crime in place: The effects of elevation, slope, and betweenness in San Francisco street segments4
The spatialized political ecology of the city: Situated peripheries and the capitalocenic limits of urban affairs4
Urban redevelopment as soft memory-work in Montgomery, Alabama4
Amateur real estate investing4
“Meeting them where they’re at”: Implementation of community psychology values into city policy and the case of the Honest Elections Initiative4
Towards an alternative interpretation of the socio-cultural dimensions of urban greenspace planning in the Global South: Evidence from the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana4
Urban transformation through national innovation competitions: Lessons from the UK’s Future City Demonstrator initiative4
Regulation flexibility and legitimacy building in governing intercity railways: The polymorphous role of the Chinese provincial government4
The specter of the “art-less city”: Locating artists in Philadelphia’s creative economy4
The neighborhood context of school openings: Charter school expansion and socioeconomic ascent in the United States4
Adaptive liminality: Bridging and bonding social capital between urban and rural Black meccas4
Urbanization and carbon emissions: Panel evidence from 68 low-income and lower-middle-income countries4
Perceived reasons for paying more for housing in metro Atlanta: Results from the 2018 Metro Atlanta Speaks survey4
Modelling the supply-side factors influencing the provision of amenities in gated communities: The case of the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area in Ghana4
Municipal carbon reduction policy in Taiwan: A collective action perspective4
Housing vacancy and hypervacant neighborhoods: Uneven recovery after the U.S. foreclosure crisis4
The mobility preferences of ICT knowledge workers: Do second-ranked cities have a chance of attracting them?4
Fiscal disparities among local governments in Zhejiang Province, China4
Animals in the city: Wither the human-animal divide4
Transit oriented development and sustainable cities: Economics, community and methods, edited by Richard D. Knowles and Fiona Ferbrache4
(Mis-)belonging to the climate-resilient city: Making place in multi-risk communities of racialized urban America4
A comparison of space quality in streets in the context of public open space design: The example of Izmir, Barcelona, and Liverpool4
Shrinking democracy? Analyzing participatory planning for vacancy and abandonment in Ohio4
Is public agency relocation effective to achieve decentralization? Evaluating its effects on regional employment3
The intra-urban residential and workplace locations of small business owners3
Urban space and leisure in Hong Kong: The health and social life of elderly bird-keepers3
Changing employment subcenters and opportunity in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area3
B(u)ypassing conflict: Urban redevelopment in nationally contested cities3
Artistic City-zenship: How artists perceive and practice political agency in their cities3
Creating mixed communities through housing policies: Global perspectives3
Placing production in urban cultural policy: The locational patterns of cultural industries and related manufacturing3
Social mix in context: Comparing housing regeneration programs in Australia and Israel3
When schools open: Student mobility and racial sorting across new charter schools in Kansas City, Missouri3
Dreaming the wrong dream: An exploratory case study of a policy change toward sustainable urban development in a medium-sized Chinese city3
Arts and the city in post-Soviet contexts: Policy pathways and interventions in urban cultural development in Kazakhstan3
Denver’s Green Mile: Marijuana gentrification as a process of urban change3
Sports stadiums and local economic activity: Evidence from sales tax collections3
Urban planning as a way to pursue quality-oriented urbanization: Anatomy of the urban planning of Xiong’an New Area, China3
Social capital, access to healthcare, and health-related quality of life in urban Ghana3
Accessibility, mobility, and spatial justice in Nairobi, Kenya3
Challenges in the creation of murals: A theoretical framework3
The role of nonprofit organizations in the expansion of inclusive transportation in Los Angeles3
Financing climate-related resettlements in uneven geographies of risk: Lessons from Bogota Humana3
Hidden barriers and divisive architecture: The role of “everyday space” in conflict and peacebuilding in Belfast3
Social inclusion through mixed-income development: Design and practice in the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative3
Probing political paradox: Urban expansion, floods risk vulnerability and social justice in urban Africa3
“Why are we asking for a seat at the table that our ancestors created for us?” The importance of cultural landscapes and power in urban planning3
Ambiguity and clarity in residential yard ordinances across metropolitan areas in the United States3
Arts in the city: Debates in the Journal of Urban Affairs3
The state of urban research: Views across the disciplines3
Including the majority: Examining the local social interactions of renters in four case study condominiums in Sydney2
Is the Chinese skyscraper boom excessive?2
Effects of the Community Reinvestment Act on small business lending2
The work of crisis framing: Claims of social justice obscuring a history and, likely future, of uneven investment in Moss Park, Toronto2
Sustaining the grassroots: How community organizations mitigate the downsides of collaborating with unions2
Dynamics of intra-urban employment geographies: A comparative study of U.S. and German metropolitan areas2
Who collaborates on urban resilience? An analysis of flood resilience planning networks in four coastal cities2
A democratization of urban space: Gender and ethnicity in the Whitechapel Market2
The suburbanization of poverty and minority populations in the 2000s: Two parallel or interrelated processes?2
The evolution and trajectories of the geography of mergers and acquisitions: A city network analysis for Canada, 1994–20162
“A better place to be”? Black Mecca, White democracy, and the contradictions of neoliberal cityhood in Atlanta’s Black suburbs2
Foundation activism in urban revitalization: Effects on institutions and political agency2
Local rebels: How local governments get around federal and state laws to resist new mosques2
Showcase politics: The production and distribution of new public space in Mexico City2
Intercity economic networks under recession: Counterintuitive results on the evolution of Russian cities in multinational firm networks from 2010 to 20192
When tourism disrupts it all: An approach to the landscapes of touristification2
Why do local governments produce redistributive urban policies?2
In the name of “social mixing”: The privatization of public housing to non-governmental organizations2
Social infrastructure as a proxy for social capital: A spatial exploration into model specification and measurement impacts in Los Angeles, California2
Integration of twin cities: A Delphi investigation of the urban areas on both sides of the Strait of Messina2
Low-income housing development in India: Strategies for income mixing and inclusive urban planning2
Betting on children at risk: Actors’ views on the introduction of social impact bonds in the French field of “childhood in danger”2
Tourism, cultural heritage and urban regeneration: Changing spaces in historical places, edited by Nicholas Wise and Takamitsu Jimura2
Arts consumers’ place-visioning as a tool for planning creative neighborhoods2
Participatory urban governance under the microscope: A qualitative study of high-functioning neighborhood councils in Los Angeles2
Keeping the family home: Reproducing gentrifiers in two Boston neighborhoods2
Nomocracy versus teleocracy: Comparing participatory urban redevelopment in Shenzhen and Kashgar2
Does pre-purchase counseling help low-income buyers choose and sustain homeownership in socially mixed destination neighborhoods?2
Promoting a geography of opportunity in Accra, Ghana: Applying lessons from mixed-income development successes and shortcomings2
Black Mecca futures: Re-Membering New Orleans’s Claiborne Avenue2
Pandemic gardening: Variant adaptations to COVID-19 disruptions by community gardens, school gardens, and urban farms2
Leadership development in divided cities: The Homecomer, Middleman, and Pathfinder2
Identifying the parameters for assessment of child-friendliness in urban neighborhoods in Indian cities2
Reflections on researching new cities underway in the Global South2
Visibility matters: Constructing safe passages on the streets of Kolkata2
Housing demolition and property tax delinquency: Evidence from Detroit2
Professional sports venues as catalysts for revitalization? Perspectives from industry experts2
Remaking urban divides: Shifting patterns of neighborhood differentiation in Bilbao, Spain2
Vulnerability to COVID-19: Cluster analysis of census tracts in Malaga, Spain2
How do transnational municipal networks affect climate policymaking? A qualitative study in Turkey2
Waiting for Wakanda: Activists challenge Black exclusion from the construction industry2
The outcomes of residential squatting activism in the context of municipalism and capitalism in Madrid and Barcelona (2015–2019)2
Bonding out the future: Tracing the politics of urban climate finance in Miami, Florida2
Promoting Social Justice and Equity in Shrinking Cities2
Special Issue: Social Impact Bonds and the Urban Transformation2
Predatory commodification and housing renovation2
On infrastructure repair and gender politics: A more global view from Tallinn, Estonia2
Economic inequality in U.S. global cities2
A methodology for evaluating housing quality in settlements of the displaced in Jordan2
The contribution of urban public space to the social interactions and empowerment of women2
The insurgent smart city: How a social movement created an alternative imaginary of the smart city2
Re-arranging public-private partnerships: The case of South Street Seaport New York2
Emergency responses of Indian smart cities during the COVID-19 pandemic2
Special Issue: Smart governance in the contemporary era2
Business cycles of casino cities: Theoretical model, empirical evidence and policy implications2
Evaluating the availability, accessibility, and affordability of fresh food in informal food environments in five Mexican cities1
The geography of nonstandard employment across U.S. metropolitan areas1
An urban design perspective of mass housing estates: Analyzing spatial accessibility over half a century in Spain1
Who owns France? Uncovering the structure of property ownership for a better understanding of the socio-spatial distribution of wealth1
Dilemmas of substitution: Why the urban poor support punitive policing in a Latin American city1
Homelessness and housing supply1
The art of “everyday resistance”: Small city cultural actors’ disruption of extralocal growth politics1
Does urbanization increase inequality? Race, gender, and the urban wage premium1
State infrastructure and neighborhood well-being in urbanizing China1
Moralization and classification struggles over gentrification and the hipster figure in austerity Britain1
Renovating value: HGTV and the spectacle of gentrification , by Robert Goldman Renovating value: HGTV and the spectacle of gentrification 1
Neighborhood disparities in access to street arts festivals: Evidence from Chicago1
Airbnb in Latin America: A literature review from an urban studies perspective1
The misunderstood history of gentrification: People, planning, preservation, and urban renewal, 1915–2020, by Dennis Gale1
A city of contrasts: Binary position of residents’ knowledge and attitudes toward urban green infrastructure1
The role of social justice frameworks in an era of neoliberalism: Lessons from youth activism1
We make us safe: Alternatives to policing in a Latinx immigrant inner-ring suburb1
The alley as an expression of urban form: Understanding the logic of African urban dynamics1
In the name of “low-carbon cities”: National rhetoric, local leverage, and divergent exploitation of the greening of urban governance in China1
Property taxation in a shrinking city1
Urban neoliberalism, smart city, and Big Tech: The aborted Sidewalk Labs Toronto experiment1
Whose diversity? Race, space and the European city1
Everyday improvising in public space: The forest pub as a site for suburban being1
The multispecies community at the Służewiec Racetrack in Warsaw1
America the beautiful and violent: Black youth and neighborhood trauma in Chicago, by Dexter R. Voisin1
Do home purchase limits help? Government policy and housing prices in China1
Reviving Cleveland’s commercial corridors: Analyzing the Storefront Renovation Program, 1983–20161
Power and leadership in small Russian monotowns1
Understanding residential mobility: Why the African context matters1
Exploring place attachment dynamics in deprived urban neighborhoods: An empirical study of Nima and Old Fadama slums in Accra, Ghana1
Toward sustainable urbanization: Understanding the dynamics of urban sprawl and food (in)security of indigenous households in peri-urban Wa, Ghana1
Fintech’s relationship with subprime lending in immigrant gateway metropolitan areas1
International isomorphism, sustainable innovation and wealth for OECD cities1
Educational opportunity and public rental housing choice of rural migrant families in Chongqing, China1
The comprehensive plan: Sustainable, resilient, and equitable communities for the 21st century, by David Rouse and Rocky Piro1
Investigating institutional barriers and opportunities to an integrated approach for transport and spatial development: Mega urban transport development in a rapidly developing city, Seoul1
Land reform from below: Institutional change driven by confrontation and negotiation1
Muhtars becoming real estate agents: Changing roles of neighborhood representatives in relation to the state-led urban transformation in Çinçin, Ankara, Turkey1
Achieving urban regeneration without gentrification? Community enterprises and community assets in the UK1
Between social isolation and opportunity-enriching environments: Assessing neighborhood effects on the socioeconomic integration of the populations of three shanty towns in Salvador, Brazil1
Local immigrant support policies in the context of economic development1
Neighborhood segregation in Dhaka1
Giving the green light to sustainability: Key political factors behind the European Green Capital Award applications1
Community psychology and urban studies: Common connections and missed opportunities1
I want to go home forever: Stories of becoming and belonging in South Africa’s great metropolis, edited by Loren B. Landau and Tanya Pampalone1
Civic pivot: Smoothing the politics of race and place through arts and culture in Nashville, Tennessee1
Managing urban flood risk: An expert assessment of economic policy instruments1
Exploring the spatial distribution of community resources focusing on municipalities: A multilevel analysis of the greater Los Angeles area1
‘It’s like crossing a border everyday’: Police-migrant encounters in a postcolonial city1
The effects of COVID-19 on downtown land use: Evidence from four U.S. cities1
Greening China’s urban growth machine: The micro-politics of growth and environment protection in Wuxi, China1
Rethinking the effects of gentrification on the health of Black communities in the United States: Towards a racialized health framework1
Right-wing populism and urban planning1
The governance dilemmas of urban shrinkage: Evidence from Northeast China1
After riots: Toward a research agenda on the long-term effects of urban unrest1
Municipal urban rat management policies and programming in seven cities in the United States of America1
The happiness of Chinese cities1
Quietly shrinking cities: Canadian urban population loss in an age of growth, by Maxwell Hartt1
Resilience difference between growing and shrinking resource-exhausted cities and its influencing factors1
“Urban interventionism” in welfare and planning: National typologies and “local cultures” in Europe1
Special Issue: Latin America and the Caribbean, an Urban Debate1
Identifying urban households in relative poverty with multi-source data: A case study in Zhengzhou1
Climate change adaptation plans: Inclusion of health, equity, and green space1
Art as intervention: Protests on urban transformation in China and Australia1
Better buses—Better cities: How to plan, run, and win the fight for effective transit, by Steven Higashide1
Gentrification: A philosophical analysis and critique1
Spatial dependence and spatial heterogeneity in the effects of immigration on home values and native flight in Louisville, Kentucky1
City in Africa I: Urbanism and informality1
A green surge amidst conservative politics: The case of Knoxville, Tennessee1
Is mixed-housing development healthier for residents? The implications on the perception of neighborhood environment, sense of place, and mental health in urban Guangzhou1
No justice, no streets: The complex task of evaluating environmental justice on open streets in three U.S. cities1
Disconnected in the Mecca? Black social media usage and levels of engagement in Atlanta1
The financialization of “the urban” in the post-socialist Serbia: Evidence from the Belgrade Waterfront megaproject1