Kathe Newman, Ph.D.

Kathe Newman


Professor
Director, Urban Planning and Policy Development Program
Director, Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement 
B.A., Manhattan College; Ph.D., The Graduate Center, City University of New York
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Research Interests
  • Urban change
  • Housing finance
  • Economic development


Kathe Newman is an Associate Professor in the Urban Planning and Policy Development Program at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and Director of the Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement. Dr. Newman holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Graduate School and University Center at the City University of New York. Her research explores urban change, what it is, why it happens, and what it means. Her research has explored gentrification, foreclosure, urban redevelopment, food security, community economic development and community participation. Dr. Newman has published articles in Urban Studies, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Urban Affairs Review, Shelterforce, Progress in Human Geography, Housing Studies, GeoJournal, and Environment and Planning A and is currently co-authoring a book with J. Philip Thompson and Ross Gittell on Community Based Organizations for Sage Publications.

Complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

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Undergraduate Courses
  • Urban Revitalization
  • Voorhees Fellows Studio
Graduate Courses
  • Community Development Studio
  • Urban Redevelopment
  • Housing Economics and Markets
  • Urban Political Theory
  • Financialization and the City

Recent Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals

  • 2018: Rosenthal, Amy and Newman, Kathe. “Beyond the Shadow State: Governing the Public Private Food Assistance System.” Urban Affairs Review. First published March 20, 2018.
  • 2015 Newman, Kathe. “Globalization of Finance and the Future of Home Mortgage Finance.”  Housing Policy Debate. 25 5:789-791.

Chapters in Books or Monographs

  • 2016: Newman, Kathe. Community Development in the Age of Obama. in James DeFilippis. Urban Policy in the Age of Obama.

Other Publications

  • 2017: Cuite, Cara, Royals, Erin and Newman, Kathe. New Brunswick Food System Action Plan. Working Together for a Food Secure New Brunswick. February.
  • 2017: Newman, Kathe, Cuite, Cara, and Erin Royals. Ed. New Brunswick Community Food Assessment: Working Together for a Food Secure New Brunswick. Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement. New Brunswick: Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement. 150p. August.
  • 2016: Newman, Kathe, Cuite, Cara and Ralph W. Voorhees Public Service Fellows. New Brunswick’s Food Pantry System. A Report to Feeding New Brunswick Network and the New Brunswick Community Food Alliance.
  • 2015: Cuite, Cara, Newman, Kathe and Dixon, Sarah. Farmers Markets and CSAs in New Brunswick. New Brunswick Community Food Assessment White Paper Series. Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement.
  • 2015: Kathe Newman, Deborah Plotnik and the New Brunswick Community Garden Coalition. Urban Agriculture and Community Gardens in New Brunswick. New Brunswick Community Food Assessment White Paper Series. Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement.
  • 2015: Newman, Kathe and Cuite, Cara. SNAP and WIC in New Brunswick: New Brunswick Community Food Assessment White Paper Series. New Brunswick: Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement.
  • 2015: Kathe Newman, Lisanne Finston, Anne Bellows and Heather Fenyk. Community Food Security in New Brunswick: An Organizational History. New Brunswick Community Food Assessment White Paper Series. New Brunswick: Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement.

Areas of Expertise: Community Based ResearchCommunity DevelopmentHousingHousing FinanceLand Use,Neighborhood PlanningPlanning TheoryPolitical InstitutionsQualitative ResearchSocial Policy/Inequality and Disparities