Louise B. Simmons

Professor, School of Social Work

Chair, Urban Issues in Social Work

Primary Research Theme

Governance and Urban Services

Secondary Research Themes

Economic and Community Development, People and the City

Recent Cities-related Projects

  • A co-edited volume on community-labor groups in various cities and who are affiliated with the Partnership for Working Families: The book will discuss how these coalitions create progressive social change based on the needs of the workers and residents (sometimes the same people) in approximately 15 cities who are affiliates of a national Partnership that works on economic and social justice.
  • Rewriting a paper that compares community organizing and progressive (urban) planning: Originally the paper was going to cover more but did not fit what editors wanted in a volume. However I feel it is worth rewriting and submitting to a journal I think will appreciate it.

Selected Urban-Related Publications

Louise Simmons. 2016. “Opportunities for Community Organizing in the Realm of Economic Justice and Low Wage Worker Struggles”, Journal of Community Practice, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 166-181.

Simmons L.B. (2016). Community-Labor Partnerships and Coalitions. Praeger, imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC.