An article that appeared in NJ.com on June 5th highlights the research conducted by 2 of our affiliated scholars, Rutgers-Camden professors Stacia Gilliard-Matthews and Robin Stevens, who are hoping their study will help youths in high-crime and high-poverty neighborhoods in the city avoid drug and alcohol abuse.
“The multi-year survey, called “EPIC Camden,” is currently being conducted by Rutgers–Camden professors Stacia Gilliard-Matthews and Robin Stevens. With plans to gather stories, information and perspectives from 260 African American and Hispanic Camden residents between the ages of 13 and 30, the professors want to accomplish two goals: Show that a majority of youths are making efforts to avoid crime and drug abuse, and provide information for those in danger of falling into those two traps.” (NJ.com)
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Congratulations to Center Director Paul Jargowsky who was invited to become a Penn Institute for Urban Research (IUR) Scholar, a designation that honors and recognizes eminent scholars in the field of urbanism, and important contributors to understanding our changing cities.
Penn IUR Scholars include scholars, researchers, and those working in the field, both in Philadelphia and around the world. Penn IUR Scholars are part of a this dynamic community of urbanists. For a complete list of Penn IUR scholars, please click here.
Penn IUR is dedicated to an increased understanding of cities through cross-disciplinary research, instruction, and civic engagement. As the global human population becomes increasingly urban, understanding cities is vital to informed decision-making and public policy at the local, national, and international levels. Penn IUR is dedicated to developing knowledge in three critical areas: innovative urban development strategies; building the sustainable and inclusive 21st-century city; and the role of anchor institutions in urban places. By providing a forum for collaborative scholarship and instruction, Penn IUR stimulates research and engages with the world of urban practitioners and policymakers.
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Adam Dembo and Falio Labya-Martinez, students in a Spring semester course entitled Camden and the Region taught by Center Director Paul Jargowsky, wrote in a recent email:
I just wanted to thank you for inspiring Falio and I to create our civic engagement project. We did another cleanup on on May 18th at the other park in Centerville located on 7th and Ferry Ave. We are also thinking about setting up a non-profit group to revitalize all the basketball courts in Camden. With a budget less than $200 we were able to make a significant impact on two courts and parks. Hopefully in your future classes we can get some other urban studies students involved and continue the project.Thanks again for the inspiration.
William Julius Wilson of Harvard University will deliver the keynote address at our forthcoming conference The Challenge of Camden, The Challenge for America. Doug Massey of Princeton University will discuss new findings on the effects of affordable housing, 40 years after the Mount Laurel decision.
Monday, April 22, 2013, 1-5pm
Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center
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Center director Paul Jargowsky presented his recent research Inequality’s Spatial Dimension: The Case of the United States at the Conference on Solidarity VIII: Inequality and Social Solidarity in Vienna, Austria on April 5-7, 2013, sponsored by the Social Science Research Council and the Institute for Human Sciences/ Vienna.