Wednesday, October 11, 2017

In August, Philip Stoker, Assistant Professor in Planning, had an article published by the Social Science Research Council called “Moving beyond the case study to understand how and why cities function", in their Publication Parameters. Along with his co-authors,  Elizabeth A. WentzBritt Crow-Miller, and Heejun Chang, Stoker makes the case that cities and researchers should move beyond case studies when making development decisions and look at the data, because “despite the uniqueness of cities across the world, there are common factors and generalized patterns that, when understood together, can lead to a better and more informed urbanism that allows us to solve problems more easily or to potentially avoid them altogether.”

Philip Stoker