Associate Professor & Director of Urban Studies
Bolton Hall 626
PhD, University of Oregon
BA, University of California at Santa Cruz
Urban Development/Redevelopment since World War II
Other Relevant Activities
Rast, Joel S. Public Transit and Access to Jobs in the Milwaukee Metropolitan Area, 2001-2014. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Center for Economic Development, 2015.
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. “Why History (Still) Matters: Time and Temporality in Urban Political Analysis.” Urban Affairs Review 48.1 Ed. Clarke, Susan, and Pagano, Michael. (2012): 3-36.
Rast, Joel S. “Creating a Unified Business Elite: The Origins of the Chicago Central Area Committee.” Journal of Urban History 37. (2011): 583-605.
Rast, Joel S. “Critical Junctures, Long-Term Processes: Urban Redevelopment in Chicago and Milwaukee, 1946-1980.” Social Science History 33.4 (2009): 393-426.
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. “Annexation Policy in Milwaukee: An Historical Institutionalist Approach.” Polity 39. (2007): 55-78.
Rast, Joel S. “Environmental Justice and the New Regionalism.” Journal of Planning Education and Research 25.3 (2006): 249-263.
Rast, Joel S. “Governing the Regimeless City: The Frank Zeidler Administration in Milwaukee, 1948-1960.” Urban Affairs Review 42. (2006): 81-112.
Rast, Joel S. Remaking Chicago: The Political Origins of Urban Industrial Change. Northern Illinois University Press, 1999.