Dr. John Joe Schlichtman is an urban sociologist whose interests are motivated by the potential of equitable, just, and productive community development. His research has focused on understanding the dynamics of macro-level processes such as globalization and gentrification: how stakeholders resist or exploit them, the decisions residents make in navigating them, and their influence on the urban landscape. This interplay relates to facets of community as diverse as housing, employment, real estate development, policing practices, education, and—generally—a community’s collective efficacy. His research and perspectives have been discussed in such media outlets as Next City, CityLab, WBEZ, and The Economist. He serves as a board member of the Research Committee 21 (RC21) for Urban and Regional Development. He has been a recipient of the PSA Praxis Award (2012) for impact on organizational institutions, community betterment, and human suffering and was also named a Next City Vanguard (2016).
Schlichtman, J., Patch, J., and Hill, M.L. Forthcoming. Gentrifier. University of Toronto Press.
Schlichtman, J. Forthcoming. "Towards a Definition of the Urban from the Perspective of Sociology.” Iossifova, D., Gasparatos, A., and Doll, C., eds. Defining the Urban: Interdisciplinary and Professional Perspectives. Routledge
Steve, S., Tung, L., Schlichtman, J., and Peek, M. 2016. “Social Disorder in Adults with Type II Diabetes: Building on Race, Place, and Poverty.” Current Diabetes Reports, 16:72.
Schlichtman, J. and Patch, J. 2014. “Gentrifier? Who, Me? Interrogating the Gentrifier in the Mirror." International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 38:4.
Schlichtman, J. 2014. “Poor Doors Are About as Egalitarian as the U.S. Gets.” August 1. NextCity.