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Investigate Boise Student Research Series
Series editor Todd Shallat

Investigate Boise is a place-based approach to urban studies that fosters civic engagement and promotes scholarly research on municipal issues of vital concern. Annually the SSPA college publishes a theme-based illustrated anthology of research papers from the summer field school.

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The Investigate Boise Student Research Series

local_simple_fresh_cover copyInvestigate Boise is a nine-credit field school for the study of municipal civics and urban affairs. Each summer, about 40 students interact with practitioners and public officials in a storefront classroom downtown. Top students write peer-reviewed essays for publication. Research topics include history, commerce, conservation, transportation, social welfare and urban renewal.

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Paperback: 124 pages
Publisher: Boise State University College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs
$15.00

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“Down and Out in Ada County: Coping with the Great Recession, 2008 – 2012,” Investigate Boise Student Research Series 3 (2012)
Todd Shallat, Larry Burke, and Bethan Stewart, eds.

Shockwaves of the Great Recession have hit Boise-Meridian especially hard. In an economy built mostly on housing construction, in cities where the value of housing have fallen more than 40 percent in three years, the damage is long term. Down and Out in Ada County explores the connection between hard times and sprawling suburbanization. Chapters consider the weight of hard times on employment, social services, legal aid, city budgets, education, and real estate loans. Well illustratred with photograph and charts, the book compares the Great Depression on the 1930s and Reagan Recession of 1982 to our own times.

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Paperback: 132 pages
Publisher: BSU College of Social Sciences & Public Affairs
ISBN:(Forthcoming in May 2012)

$14.95

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Growing Closer: Density and Sprawl in the Boise Valley
Edited by Todd Shallat with Larry Burke and Brandi Burns

How might we build modern cities as good as the neighborly places lost to suburbia’s sprawl?  Growing Closer surveys the  housing patterns and trends.  The ten-chapter anthology is volume two in the college’s Investigate Boise Student Research Series.  

Topics include the history of sprawl, streetcar suburbs, infill zoning disputes, leapfrog development, infrastructure challenges, vanishing farmlands.  Well illustrated with photos, charts, and maps.


Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: BSU College of Social Sciences & Public Affairs
ISBN:978-0-9788868-7-5
$14.95

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Making Livable Places: Transportation, Preservation, and the Limits of Growth
Edited by Todd Shallat and David Eberle with Larry Burke

The illustrated anthology presents ten research essays on political and historical issues that shape metropolitan growth. Topics include streetcars, historic preservation, neighborhood revitalization, downtown urban renewal, and disputes over wildlife conservation.


Paperback: 132 pages
Publisher: BSU College of Social Sciences & Public Affairs
ISBN:978-0-557-32324-1

$14.95

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