A widely-cited scholar of urban affairs, Dr. Vicino’s 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. Read about his publications, or download his curriculum vitae.


Complete List of Publications


Hanlon, B. and Vicino, T.J. (Eds.). (2019). The Routledge Companion to the Suburbs. New York: Routledge.

Hanlon, B. and Vicino, T.J. (2014). Global Migration: The Basics. New York: Routledge.

Vicino, T.J. (2013). Suburban Crossroads: The Fight for Local Control of Immigration Policy. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Hanlon, B., Short, J.R., and Vicino, T.J. (2010). Cities and Suburbs: New Metropolitan Realities in the US. New York: Routledge.

Vicino, T.J. (2008). Transforming Race and Class in Suburbia: Decline in Metropolitan Baltimore. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.


Refereed Articles
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Filomeno, F. and Vicino, T.J., “The Evolution of Authoritarianism and Restrictionism in Brazilian Immigration Policy.” Bulletin of Latin American Research 10.1111/blar.13166.

Fahlberg, A., Vicino, T.J., Fernandes, R., and Potiguara, V. (2020). “Confronting Chronic Shocks: Social Resilience in Rio de Janeiro’s Poor Neighborhoods.” Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning 99 (4): 102623. [PDF]

Sarzynski, A. and Vicino, T.J. (2019). “Shrinking Suburbs: Analyzing the Decline of American Suburban Spaces.” Sustainability 11 (19): 1-19. [PDF]

Vicino, T.J. and Fahlberg, A. (2017). “The Politics of Contested Urban Space: The 2013 Protest Movement in Brazil.” Journal of Urban Affairs 39 (7): 1001-1016.

Vicino, T.J. (2017). “Navigating the Multiple Roles of the MPA Director: Perspectives and Lessons.” Journal of Public Affairs Education 23 (3): 785-798.

Fahlberg, A. and Vicino, T.J. (2016). “Breaking the City: Militarization and Segregation in Rio de Janeiro.” Habitat International 54 (1): 10-17.

Morgia, L. and Vicino, T.J. (2013). “Waterfront Politics: Revisiting the Case of Camden’s Redevelopment.” Urban Research & Practice 6 (3): 329-345.

Vicino, T.J., Hanlon, B., and Short, J.R. (2011). “A Typology of Urban Immigrant Neighborhoods.” Urban Geography 32 (3): 383-405.

Vicino, T.J. (2010). “New Boundaries of Urban Governance: An Analysis of Philadelphia’s University City Improvement District.” Drexel Law Review 3 (1): 339-356.

Vicino, T.J. (2008). “The Spatial Transformation of First-Tier Suburbs, 1970-2000: The Case of Metropolitan Baltimore.” Housing Policy Debate 19 (3): 479-518.

Vicino, T.J. (2008). “The Quest to Confront Suburban Decline: Political Realities and Lessons.” Urban Affairs Review 43 (4): 553-581.

Vicino, T.J. (2008). “The Political History of a Postwar Suburban Society Revisited.” History Compass 6 (1): 364-388.

Hanlon, B.F. and Vicino, T.J. (2007). “The Fate of First-Tier Suburbs: Evidence from Metropolitan Baltimore.” Urban Geography 28 (3): 249-275.

Vicino, T.J., Hanlon, B.F., and Short, J.R. (2007). “Megalopolis 50 Years On: The Transformation of a City Region.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 31 (2): 344-367.

Short, J.R., Hanlon, B.F., and Vicino, T.J. (2007). “The Decline of Inner Suburbs: The New Suburban Gothic in the United States.” Geography Compass 1 (3): 641-656.

Hanlon, B.F., Vicino, T.J., and Short, J.R. (2006). “The New Metropolitan Reality in the US: Rethinking the Traditional Model.” Urban Studies 43 (12): 2129-2143.


Book Chapters

Hanlon, B. and Vicino, T.J. (2019). “Conclusion and Future Research Directions on Global Suburbs.” In B. Hanlon and T. Vicino, eds. The Routledge Companion to the Suburbs. New York: Routledge.

Hanlon, B. and Vicino, T.J. (2019). “An Introduction to the Study of Global Suburbs.” In B. Hanlon and T. Vicino, eds. The Routledge Companion to the Suburbs. New York: Routledge.

Vicino, T.J. (2017). “The City in Brazil.” In J. Short, ed. A Research Agenda for Cities, 182-194. Northampton, MA and Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Hanlon, B. and Vicino, T.J. (2015). “Local Immigration Legislation in Two Suburbs: An Examination of Immigration Policies in Farmers Branch, Texas, and Carpentersville, Illinois” In K. Anacker, ed. The New American Suburb: Poverty, Race and the Economic Crisis, 113-132. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Co.

Vicino, T.J. (2013). “Urban Governance” In L. Benton-Short, ed. Cities of North America: Contemporary Challenges in U.S. and Canadian Cities, 169-192. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Vicino, T.J. (2008). “Smart Growth and Community Investment.” In D. Fabiani and T. Buss (Eds.) Reengineering Community Development for the Twenty-First Century, 225-273. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.

Lloyd, B., Norris, D.F., and Vicino, T.J. (2008). “The Mayor in American Local Government.” In J. Garrard (Ed.) Heads of the Local State: Mayors, Provosts, and Burgomasters since 1800, 191-207. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing.


Book Reviews

Vicino, T.J. (2018). Unsettled Americans: Metropolitan Context and Civic Leadership for Immigrant Integration edited by John Mollenkopf and Manuel Pastor. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 42 (2): 367-368.

Vicino, T.J. (2017). The New Bostonians: How Immigrants Have Transformed the Metro Area since the 1960s by Marilynn S. Johnson. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press. Ethnic and Racial Studies 40 (3): 574-576.

Vicino, T.J. (2015). Henry Ford’s Plan for the American Suburb: Dearborn and Detroit by Heather Barrow. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press. Housing Studies 30 (8): 1355-1357.

Vicino, T.J. (2015). The Imaginative Institution: Planning and Governance in Madrid by Michael Neuman. Farnham, UK and Burlington, VT: Ashgate. Journal of Planning Education and Research 35 (1): 102-103.

Vicino, T.J. (2012). Vote Thieves: Illegal Immigration, Redistricting, and Presidential Elections by Orlando J. Rodriguez. Dulles, VA: Potomac Books. Political Science Quarterly 127 (1): 159-161.

Vicino, T.J. (2012). Urban and Regional Policy and Its Effects: Volume 3, edited by Nancy Pindus, Howard Wial, and Harold Wolman. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press. International Journal of Social Welfare 21 (1): 109.

Vicino, T.J. (2012). Polluted and Dangerous: America’s Worst Abandoned Properties and What Can Be Done About Them by Justin Hollander. Burlington, VT: The University of Vermont Press. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 30 (1): 185-186.

Vicino, T.J. (2011). Contemporary Urbanism in Brazil: Beyond Brasília, edited by Vicente del Rio and William Siembieda. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida. Journal of Planning Education and Research 31 (4): 463-464.

Vicino, T.J. (2009). Boomburbs: The Rise of America’s Accidental Cities by Robert E. Lang and Jennifer B. LeFurgy. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press. Journal of Urban Affairs 31 (4): 518-519.

Vicino, T.J. (2009). Twenty-First Century Gateways: Immigrant Incorporation in Suburban America, edited by Audrey Singer, Susan Wiley Hardwick, and Caroline Brettell. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press. Journal of the American Planning Association 75 (1): 89-90.

Vicino, T.J. (2008). Urban Enigmas: Montreal, Toronto, and the Problem of Comparing Cities, edited by Johanne Sloan. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press. Canadian Journal of Urban Research 17 (1): 11-12.

Vicino, T.J. (2007). Manufacturing Suburbs: Building Work and Home on the Metropolitan Fringe edited by Robert Lewis. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. Economic Development Quarterly 21 (3): 292-293.


Encyclopedia Entries

Vicino, T.J. (2012). “Smart Growth.” In A. T. Carswell, ed. Encyclopedia of Housing, Second Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Pp. 685-688.

Vicino, T.J. (2011). “Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education Decision (1954).” In J.R. McKivigan and H.L. Kaufman (Eds). Encyclopedia of American Reform Movements. New York: Facts on File Publications.

Vicino, T.J. (2006). “Columbia, Maryland.” In R. Goldfield (Ed.) Encyclopedia of American Urban History, 168-170. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.


Research Monographs

Hanlon, B.F. and Vicino, T.J. (2005). “State of the Inner Suburbs: An Examination of Suburban Baltimore, 1980 to 2000.” Baltimore: Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Report No. 2 (April).

Vicino, T.J. (2004). “High radium levels in Anne Arundel County drinking water corrected: Partnerships and collaboration made the difference.” Philadelphia: EPA Region 3 Mid-Atlantic Integrated Assessment.

Vicino, T.J., Sharkey, S., Regan, A., Shockley, E., Gottlieb, L., Hwang, B., and Wilson, J. (2004). “Affordable Housing in Metropolitan Maryland: A Policy Analysis.” A report prepared for the Maryland Department of Human Services. Baltimore, MD.

Hanlon, B.F., Rynes, A.G., Vicino, T.J., and Sharkey, S. (2003). “Creating an Urban Ecosystem of Green and Blue Space in Greater Baltimore.” A report prepared for the Baltimore Community Foundation and Parks and People Foundation. Baltimore, MD.

Coleman, J.S., Hanlon, B.F., and Vicino, T.J. (2003). “Children’s Environmental Health Infrastructure Study.” A report prepared for the State of Maryland Department of Mental Health and Hygiene. Baltimore, MD.

Vicino, T.J. (2002). From Government to Governance: The Politics of Regional Cooperation. An honors thesis prepared for the Department of Political Science. Coral Gables, FL: University of Miami.