(Recent years only)
2010 "The South Street/Headhouse District: Neighborhood Identity and External Relations."
Conference on Business Improvement Districts and the Evolution of Urban Governance.
Drexel University, Philadelphia, 22 January.
2009 "Cities, States and Intergovernmental Relations: Comparing the US and the UK."
American Sociological Association Annual Meeting: San Francisco, August.
2008 "Against Exceptionalism: Intercurrence and Intergovernmental Relations in Britain
and the United States." Conference on the City in American Political Development: Drexel
University, Philadelphia, May.
2007 "The Quest for Durable Authority: Intercurrence, Intergovernmental Relations
and Urban Autonomy in the US and the UK." Social Science History Association Annual
Meeting: Chicago, November.
2005 “Cultural Planning and Regime Construction: How Philadelphia's Elite
Networks Established the City's Political Culture.” American Sociological
Association Annual Meeting; Philadelphia, August.
2004 “Second Cities: Thinking about Globalization and Urban Hierarchies.”
Social Science History Association Annual Conference; Chicago,
2004 “Migration Patterns in Second Cities: Manchester and Philadelphia as
Migrant-Receiving Regions.” American Sociological Association Annual
Meeting; San Francisco, August.
2004 “An Ideal Type of the Second City: Globalization in Philadelphia and
Manchester, 1800-2000.” Second Cities conference; University of
Glasgow, UK, May.
2004 “Second Cities: Defining a Global Identity, with Evidence from
Manchester and Philadelphia, 1800-2000.” Urban Affairs Association
Annual Conference; Washington, DC, April.
2004 “Killer Bees: Racialized Discourse and the Popularization of Science.”
Eastern Sociological Society Annual Conference; New York, February.
2004 “The Camden Yards Theory of Arts and Culture.” Lunch on the Lam
discussion, Franklin & Marshall College, September.