At the Center on Main, we are proud to offer a way for our students to publish their works.
Our initial volume in the Student Research Series is highlighted below:
Making Livable Places: Transportation, Preservation and the Limits of Growth
Making Livable Places presents ten research essays on political and historical issues that shape metropolitan growth. Published by Boise State University, the anthology was written and produced by graduate and undergraduate students in the “Investigate Boise” field school on urban affairs.
Essays place local problems in deep historical context. Topics include the Boise streetcar, Collister neighborhood, Ustick Road, the Central Bench, Hammer Flat, Avimor, downtown urban renewal, bus rapid-transit, and history preservation in BoDo (Boise Downtown).
A photo Essay reprints rare images of downtown before on the eve of urban renewal. The volume concludes with an essay concerning the future of sustainable growth.
College of Social Sciences & Public Affairs Dean Melissa Lavitt is the series sponsor. “Social Science is civic engagement,” Lavitt explains. “Making Living Places showcases the university’s commitment to local policy studies and the pragmatic concerns of municipal government.”