Karen Trapenberg Frick, Adjunct Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, Paul Waddell, Professor of City and Regional Planning, and David Weinzimmer, recent Transportation Engineering Master of Science/Master of City Planning alumnus‘s paper “The politics of sustainable development opposition: State legislative efforts to stop the United Nation’s Agenda 21 in the United States” has been named to the Urban Studies top five shortlist for best article of the year. Urban Studies is a top international interdisciplinary peer reviewed journal.
The article focuses on sustainable development and sustainability, which is very relevant to transportation policy, planning and project development particularly given heightened political polarization in the U.S and internationally as most recently evidenced here with our current presidential nomination process.
The Urban Studies Best Article is awarded by the editors to the author(s) of what they consider to be the most innovative and agenda-setting article published in a given year. From a longlist of 22 articles, five articles were shortlisted by the editors from those published in print copy in 2015.
· Frick KT, Weinzimmer D and Waddell P. The politics of sustainable development opposition: State legislative efforts to stop the United Nation’s Agenda 21 in the United States. Urban Studies 52(2): 209–232.
· Rosbrook-Thompson J. ‘I’m local and foreign’: Belonging, the city and the case for denizenship. Urban Studies 52(9): 1615–1630.
· Bunnell T. Antecedent cities and inter-referencing effects: learning from and extending beyond critiques of neoliberalisation. Urban Studies 52(11): 1983–2000.
· Gerrard J and Farrugia D. The ‘lamentable sight’ of homelessness and the society of the spectacle. Urban Studies 52(12): 2219–2233.
· Gu C, Kesteloot C and Cook IG. Theorising Chinese urbanisation: A multi-layered perspective. Urban Studies 52(14): 2564–2580.
This article along with the other four shortlisted papers are free to view on the Journal’s website: http://usj.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/05/05/0042098016648268.full