Joel RastJoel Rast

Associate Professor

Office: Bolton, Room 626
Phone: (414) 229-2737
e-mail: jrast@uwm.edu
Curriculum Vitae: pdf

Degrees:

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

Courses Taught:

PolSci 213: Urban Government and Politics, Syllabus (pdf), Online (pdf)
PolSci 913: Urban Political Process, Syllabus (pdf)

Teaching Interests:

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

Other Relevant Activities:

Director, Center for Economic Development
Coordinator, Internship Program, Political Science

Selected Publications:

Rast, J. 2012. "Why History (Still) Matters: Time and Temporality in Urban Political Analysis." Urban Affairs Review 48: 3-36.

Rast, J. 2011. "Creating a Unified Business Elite: The Origins of the Chicago Central Area Committee. Journal of Urban History 37: 583-605.

Rast, J. 2009. "Critical Junctures, Long-Term Processes: Urban Redevelopment in Chicago and Milwaukee, 1945-1980." Social Science History 33: 393-426.

Rast, J. 2009. "Regime Building, Institution Building: Urban Renewal Policy in Chicago, 1946-1962." Journal of Urban Affairs 31: 173-194.

Rast, J. 2007. "Annexation Policy in Milwaukee: An Historical Institutionalist Approach." Polity 39: 55-78.

Rast, J. 2006. "Governing the Regimeless City: The Frank Zeidler Administration in Milwaukee, 1948-1960." Urban Affairs Review 42: 81-112.

Rast, J., and Carlson, V. 2006. "When Boeing Landed in Chicago: Lessons for Regional Economic Development." State and Local Government Review 38: 1-11.

Rast, J. 2006. "Environmental Justice and the New Regionalism." Journal of Planning Education and Research 25: 249-263.

Rast, J. 2005. "The Politics of Alternative Economic Development: Revisiting the Stone-Imbroscio Debate." Journal of Urban Affairs 27: 53-69.

Rast, J. 2001. "Manufacturing Industrial Decline: The Politics of Economic Change in Chicago, 1955-1998." Journal of Urban Affairs 23: 175-190.

Rast, J. 1999. Remaking Chicago: The Political Origins of Urban Industrial Change. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press.

Policy Papers and Technical Reports:

Rast, J. 2012. "Preserving Our Industrial Land: Industrial Zoning in Milwaukee, 1998-2011." University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Center for Economic Development.

Rast, J. 2011. "An Analysis of the Impact of Proposed 2012 Milwaukee County Transit Service Reductions on Access to Employment." University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Center for Economic Development.

Rast, J. 2010. "The Economic State of Milwaukee, 1990-2008." University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Center for Economic Development.

Rast, J. 2010. "An Analysis of the Impact of Proposed 2011 Milwaukee County Transit Service Reductions on Access to Employment." University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Center for Economic Development.

Rast, J. 2008. "Out of Service: The Impact of Transit Cuts on Access to Jobs in Metropolitan Milwaukee." University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Center for Economic Development.

Rast J. 2005. "Curbing Industrial Decline or Thwarting Redevelopment? An Evaluation of Chicago's Clybourn Corridor, Goose Island, and Elston Corridor Planned Manufacturing Districts." University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Center for Economic Development.

Rast, J. 2004. "Transportation Equity and Access to Jobs in Metropolitan Milwaukee." University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Center for Economic Development.

Rast, J. 2001. "Back to the Future: (Re)integrating Freight Transportation and Land Use in the Chicago Region." Chicago: Center for Neighborhood Technology.

U.S. Department of Transportation. 2000. Transportation and Environmental Justice: Case Studies. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation (co-authored with the Louis Berger Group under contract with the U.S. Department of Transportation).

Rast, J. 1999. "Building on the Basics: Economic Development Strategies for South Suburban Cook County." Chicago: Center for Neighborhood Technology.