Scholarship on Atlanta: 2018 Round Up

Scholarship on Atlanta: 2018 Round Up

Here at Atlanta Studies we’re interested in scholarship on every aspect of the city, region, and its history – including writing published elsewhere. In this blog post we’re highlighting new scholarship on Atlanta published in 2018 on topics ranging from transit-oriented development to the syndication of an Atlanta black-owned newspaper. Read up on our city by browsing this collection of books, essays in edited collections, and articles about Atlanta gathered by our editorial staff and crowd sourced from our Twitter followers.


Aiello, Thomas. The Grapevine of the Black South: The Scott Newspaper Syndicate in the Generation Before the Civil Rights Movement. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2018.

Boykin, Sarah J. and Susan M. Hunter. Southern Homes & Plan Books: The Architectural Legacy of Leila Ross WilburnAthens: University of Georgia Press, 2018.

Hess, Earl J. Fighting for Atlanta: Tactics, Terrain, and Trenches in the Civil War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018.

Purdy, Michelle. Transforming the Elite: Black Students and the Desegregation of Private Schools. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press 2018.

Essays in Edited Collections

Ross, Gloria and Bill Winders. “Shifting Access to Food: Food Deserts in Atlanta, 1980–2010.” In Food and Poverty: Food Insecurity and Food Sovereignty Among America’s Poor, edited by Leslie H. Hossfeld, E. Brooke Kelly, and Julia Ferrara Waity, 162–78. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2018.

Shelton, Taylor and Thomas Lodato. “From Smart Cities to Smart Citizens? Searching for the ‘Actually Existing Smart Citizen’ in Atlanta, Georgia.” In Creating Smart Cities, Edited by Claudio Coletta, Leighton Evans, Liam Heapy, and Rob Kitchin, 144–54. New York: Routledge, 2018.

Thompson, Joseph M. “Pens, Planes, and Politics: How Race and Labor Practices Shaped Postwar Atlanta,” In Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power, edited by Matthew Hild and Keri Leigh Merritt, 22338. Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2018.


Immergluck, Dan and Tharunya Balan. “Sustainable for whom? Green urban development, environmental gentrification, and the Atlanta Beltline.” Urban Geography 39, 4 (2018): 546–62. https://doi.org/10.1080/02723638.2017.1360041.

Immergluck, Dan, Ann Carpenter, and Abram Lueders, “Hot city, cool city: explaining neighbourhood-level losses in low-cost rental housing in southern US cities.” International Journal of Housing Policy 18, no. 3 (2018): 454–78. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19491247.2017.1386386.

Immergluck, Dan. “Renting the Dream: The Rise of Single-Family Rentership in the Sunbelt Metropolis.” Housing Policy Debate 28, no. 5 (2018): 814–29. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10511482.2018.1460385.

Immergluck, Dan. “Old Wine in Private Equity Bottles? The Resurgence of Contract-for-Deed Home Sales in US Urban Neighborhoods.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 42, no. 4 (July 2018), 651–65. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-2427.12605.

Lee, Yongsung and Subhrajit Guhathakurta. “An analysis of the effects of suburban densification on vehicle use for shopping: Do existing residents respond to land-use changes in the same way as recent movers?” Journal of Transport Geography, 68 (April 2018): 193–204. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2018.03.011.

Markley, Scott. “New Urbanism and Race: An Analysis of Neighborhood Racial Change in Suburban Atlanta.” Journal of Urban Affairs 40, no. 8 (2018): 1115–31. https://doi.org/10.1080/07352166.2018.1454818

Meng, Amanda and Carl DiSalvo. “Grassroots resource mobilization through counter-data action.” Big Data & Society (2018).  https://doi.org/10.1177/2053951718796862.

Morris, Zackery B., Stephen M. Malone, Abigail R. Cohen, Marc J. Weissburg, and Bert Bras. “Impact of Low-Impact Development Technologies from an Ecological Perspective in Different Residential Zones of the City of Atlanta, Georgia.” Engineering 4, no. 2 (2018): 194–99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eng.2018.03.005.

Palardy, Nathan P., B. Bynum Boley, Cassandra Johnson Gaither. “Resident Support for Urban Greenways Across Diverse Neighborhoods: Comparing two Atlanta BeltLine segments.” Landscape and Urban Planning 180 (2018): 223–33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2018.08.021.

Perrotta, Katherine. “Ruffled Feathers: “The Great Speckled Bird” as a Record of Student and Youth Activism in Atlanta, Georgia and the Southeast, 1968–1976.” American Educational History Journal, 45, no. 1 (2018): 39–54.

Shannon, Jerry, Grace Bagwell-Adams, Sarah Shannon, Jung Sun Lee, and Yangjiaxin Wei. “The Mobility of Food Retailers: How Proximity to SNAP Authorized Food Retailers Changed in Atlanta During the Great Recession.” Social Science & Medicine 209 (2018): 125–35.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.05.046.

Sun, Xiao, John C. Crittenden, Feng Li, Zhongming Lu, and Xiaolin Dou. “Urban Expansion Simulation and the Spatio-temporal Changes of Ecosystem Services, a Case Study in Atlanta Metropolitan Area, USA.” Science of the Total Environment 622–623 (May 2018): 974–87.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.12.062.

Uzochukwu, Kelechi  and John Clayton Thomas. “Who Engages in the Coproduction of Local Public Services and Why? The Case of Atlanta, Georgia.” Public Administration Review 78, no. 4 (July/August 2018): 514–26. https://doi.org/10.1111/puar.12893.

Wang, Mingshu and Lan Mu. “Spatial Disparities of Uber Accessibility: An Exploratory Analysis in Atlanta, USA.” Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 67 (January 2018): 169–75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2017.09.003.

Welch, Timothy F., Steven R Gehrke, and Steven Farber. “Rail Station Access and Housing Market Resilience: Case Studies of Atlanta, Baltimore and Portland.” Urban Studies, 55, no. 16 (December 2018): 3615–30. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098018760708.

Zhang, Wenwen, Fangru Wang, Camille Barchers, and Yongsung Lee. “The Impact of Transit-Oriented Development on Housing Value Resilience: Evidence from the City of Atlanta.” Journal of Planning Education and Research (2018). https://doi.org/10.1177/0739456X18787011.