Dr. Enid Arvidson

Graduate Program Advisor
Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Public Policy

and
Master’s in City and Regional Planning

School of Urban & Public Affairs
University of Texas
Arlington, TX 76019

817.272.3349
enid@uta.edu

 

Education
•Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Economics
•M.R.P., University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Regional Planning
•University of California-Los Angeles, Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning
•B.A., University of California-Santa Barbara, Geography

 

Fields  
•Urban and regional theory •Urban political economy
•Postmodern urban theory •Planning theory

 

Experience
Academic
•Associate Professor, University of Texas-Arlington, School of Urban and Public Affairs
•Assistant Professor, University of Texas-Arlington, School of Urban and Public Affairs
•Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Texas-Arlington, School of Urban and Public Affairs
•Instructor, University of Southern Maine, Department of Economics
•Instructor, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning
 
Professional
•Planner, William Lawrence Real Estate and Planning Consultants, Pasadena, CA
•Research Analyst, Grubb & Ellis Commercial Real Estate Services, Los Angeles, CA
•Planner, City Office of Industrial Affairs, Holyoke, MA
•Researcher, Regional Science Research Institute, Amherst, MA

 

Graduate Courses Taught  
•Planning Theory •Foundations of Urban Planning and Sociology (co-taught)
•Qualitative Research Methods •Foundations of Urban Politics and Economics (co-taught)
•Economic Base and Industrial Restructuring Foundations of Urban Planning and Sociology (an Internet-based course)
•Urban Economics Foundations of Urban Politics and Economics (an Internet-based course)
•Urban Problems
Awards
Four-time nominee for Piper Professor Award (2006, 2001, 1999, 1998)
Nominee for UTA Academy of Distinguished Teachers Award (2007)

Midwest Texas Chapter of American Planning Association Best Student Project — awarded for “Implementation Planning for Four Themes” (co-supervised with Jim Kunde) (1997)

 

Publications
Selected Articles and Book Chapters
“Remapping Los Angeles, or, taking the risk of class in postmodern urban theory” Economic Geography, 1999, 75(2)
•“Los Angeles: a postmodern class mapping” in eds. J.K. Gibson-Graham, S. Resnick, and R. Wolff, Class and Its Others, Minneapolis: UM Press, 2000
Cognitive mapping and class politics: towards a nondeterminist image of the city Rethinking Marxism: A Journal of Economics, Culture, and Society, 1995, 8(2)
Introduction to special issue on Urban Policy Devolution in the Americas: Downsizing, Abdication, and Metropolitan Destinies, Journal of Urban Affairs, 1999, 21(2) (with G. Galster)
“Texas TIFs: A Survey and Case Study” in eds. C. Johnson and J. Man, Tax Increment Financing and Economic Development: Uses, Structures, and Impact, Albany: SUNY Press, 2001 (with R. Cole and R. Hissong)
•“Devolution: Where’s the Revolution? Publius, Fall 1999, 29(4) (with R. Cole and R. Hissong)
•“Review of The New Urban Frontier: Gentrification and the Revanchist City by Neil Smith” International Planning Studies, 1998, 3(1)
 
Selected Projects and Reports
Strategic Economic Adjustment Plan for Cooke, Fannin, and Grayson Counties of Texas, volumes I and II (with T. Daniel, J. Kunde, et al), prepared for the Texoma Council of Governments, UTA: Center for Economic Development Research and Service, 1999
Implementation Planning for Four Themes: Economic Development, Historic Preservation, Safety, and Parking (with J. Kunde, et al) prepared for Fort Worth’s Near Southeast Community Development Corporation, UTA: Center for Economic Development Research and Service, 1997, **Awarded “Best Student Project” by the Midwest Texas Chapter of American Planning Association 1997
Reconsidering Class Polarization in the Postmodern City: An Alternative Interpretation of Census Data for Los Angeles, UTA: School of Urban and Public Affairs Working Paper Series, 1996
Economic Asset and Community Development for Near Southeast Fort Worth, prepared for Fort Worth’s Near Southeast Neighborhood Association, UTA: Center for Economic Development Research and Service, 1996
Economic Development Strategic Planning for the City of Crowley, TX (with Chris Carpenter and Naveed Shad) prepared for City of Crowley’s Economic Development Task Force, UTA: Center for Economic Development Research and Service, 1995, **Awarded “Best Student Project” by the Midwest Texas Chapter of American Planning Association 1995

 

Professional Service
Selected Committees
Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Governing Board member (2007-present)
Marxism and the World Stage Rethinking Marxism’s Fifth International Gala Conference, 6-9 November 2003, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (co-chair with S. Cullenberg) 
Marxism 2000 Rethinking Marxism’s Fourth International Gala Conference, 21-24 September 2000, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (program committee)  
Women’s Study Program, UTA, Advisory Board member (1998-2007); Ex-Officio (2007-present)  
Association for Economic and Social Analysis, Board of Directors member (1998-present)  
Urban Affairs Association Annual Conference, April 1998, Fort Worth, TX (co-chair with G. Galster) 
 
Journals
•Editorial Board Member, Review of Radical Political Economics (2003-present)
•Editorial Board Member,  Rethinking Marxism: A Journal of Economics, Culture, and Society (1991-1997)
•Referee, Journal of Planning Education and Research
•Referee, Journal of Urban Affairs
•Referee, Review of Radical Political Economics
•Referee, Urban Affairs Review
 
Professional Organizations and Links
American Planning Association
Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
Association for Economic and Social Analysis
Union for Radical Political Economics
Urban Affairs Association