Joel Rast

Associate Professor & Director of Urban Studies
 Bolton Hall 626


Ph.D., University of Oregon
B.A., University of California at Santa Cruz

Courses Taught

Teaching Interests

Urban Development/Redevelopment since World War II
Urban Politics
Environmental Politics
Intergovernmental Relations

Other Relevant Activities

Director, Urban Studies Programs
Director, Center for Economic Development
Coordinator, Internship Program, Political Science

Selected Publications

Rast, Joel S. “Urban Regime Theory and the Problem of Change.” Urban Affairs Review 51.1 (2015): 138-149.
Rast, Joel S. “The Promises and Pitfalls of Planned Manufacturing Districts: Lessons from Chicago.” Progressive Planning winter. (2012): 21-23.
Rast, Joel S. “Regime Building, Institution Building: Urban Renewal Policy in Chicago, 1946-1962.” Journal of Urban Affairs 31.2 (2009): 173-194.
Rast, Joel S. “Environmental Justice and the New Regionalism.” Journal of Planning Education and Research 25.3 (2006): 249-263.
Rast, Joel S. Remaking Chicago: The Political Origins of Urban Industrial Change. Northern Illinois University Press, 1999.