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Louise Jezierski

Associate Professor


Urban redevelopment, public private partnerships, community relations, social inequality and social justice.

Current Research

Legacy City redevelopment in Lansing, Flint, and Detroit, social policy, and community relations, Soccer and Community Building in Detroit

Selected Publications

  • “Partnerships in Pittsburgh: Civic Cultures and Organizational Capacities” chapter 4, pp.77-92 in Comparative Civic Culture: The Role of Local Culture in Urban Policy Making, edited by Laura Reese and Raymond Rosenfeld (2012) Ashgate Publishers, Burlington, VT.

  • “The measurement of neighborhood socioeconomic characteristics and black and white residential segregation in metropolitan Detroit: implications for the study of social disparities in Health.” Joe T. Darden, Mohammad H. Rahbar, Louise Jezierski, Min Li, Ellen Velie. Annals of the Association of American Geographers (forthcoming).

  • presented the paper "Local Cultures and Regional Cultures: A Comparative Understanding of Niche Markets and Identities in the Global Economy" in Salvador, Brazil in July 2009 at a conference sponsored by the Federal University of Bahia.

  • “Concentrated Poverty, Race, and Mortgage Lending: Implications for Anti-Predatory Lending Legislation” Joe T. Darden and Louise Jezierski, Race Ethnicity and Place in a Changing America, edited by John Frazier and Eugene Tetty-Flo, Global Academic Publishers (2006).

Government Focus

International, Local, National, State

Public Service

Consultant to the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: Predicate Study of Minority Business Enterprise Program
Center for Community and Economic Development