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Phil Garboden, DURP faculty member, featured in a news article for City Lab Daily.

Why Landlords File for Eviction (Hint: It’s Usually Not to Evict)

According to newly published research by Philip Garboden, a professor at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, and his co-author Eva Rosen, a professor of public policy at Georgetown University, landlords filing for eviction aren’t necessarily seeking to put the tenant on the street. Instead, filing for eviction has become one of the most effective ways to collect late rent and fines (even small ones), and further skews the power dynamic between landlords and tenants in landlords’ favor.


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Ashok Das, DURP faculty member, is the co-editor of a new book, New Urban Agenda in Asia-Pacific.

This book explores significant aspects of the New Urban Agenda in the Asia-Pacific region, and presents, from different contexts and perspectives, innovative interventions afoot for transforming the governance of 21st-century cities in two key areas: (i) urban planning and policy; and (ii) service delivery and social inclusion. Representing institutions across a wide geography, academic researchers and development practitioners from Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America have authored the chapters that lend the volume its distinctly diverse topical foci. Based on a wide range of cases and intriguing experiences, this collection is a uniquely valuable resource for everyone interested in the present and future of cities and urban regions in Asia-Pacific.


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