The 21st Century is an urban century. Informing the public discourse on the challenges and opportunities of urbanization worldwide.

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About Thomas J. Vicino

Thomas J. Vicino, MPP, PhD, is Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. A widely-cited scholar of urban affairs, his work specializes in the political economy of cities and suburbs and focuses on issues of metropolitan development, housing, and demographic analysis in the United States and around the world.

About The Routledge Companion to the Suburbs

The Routledge Companion to the Suburbs provides one of the most comprehensive examinations available to date of the suburbs around the world. International in scope and interdisciplinary in nature, this volume will serve as the definitive reference for scholars and students of the suburbs.


An experienced administrator with demonstrated results, Dr. Vicino brings a passion for building programs, empowering faculty and students, and leading the scholarly profession.

Focus Areas

Urban Affairs and Planning, Public Policy, Political Economy, Economic Development, Suburbanization, Smart Growth and Resilience, Globalization and the City, Japan, Brazil