Jason Hackworth

Professor Department of Geography
Affiliated Faculty, CSUS


Room 5010, Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street




Jason Hackworth is a professor of planning and geography at the University of Toronto.  He writes broadly about urban political economy with a focus on North American cities.  He is author of two books, The Neoliberal City (2007), and Faith-Based  (2012), and numerous journal articles.  His current research focuses on the politics of land abandonment in Rust Belt cities.

research interests

Urban and economic geography
Political economy
Uneven development


Ph. D Rutgers University, (2000)

MEP  Arizona State University (1996)

M. A. Arizona State University (1996)

B.A. University of Cincinnati (1993)

awards and distinctions

Faculty of Arts and Science Dean’s Excellence Award, 2003, 2006, 2010
HUD Urban Scholar Fellowship, 2001

selected publicati0ns

Hackworth, J. 2012. Faith Based: Religious neoliberalism and the politics of welfare in the United States (Athens GA: University of Georgia Press).

Hackworth, J. 2007.  The Neoliberal City: Governance, ideology and development in American urbanism (Ithaca NY: Cornell University Press).

Hackworth, J. 2014. The limits to market-based strategies for addressing land abandonment in shrinking American cities. Progress in Planning, 90: 1-37.

Hackworth, J. and J. Akers 2011. Faith in the neoliberalization of post-Katrina New Orleans. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 102(1): 39-54.

Hackworth, J. 2010. Faith, welfare, and the city: the mobilization of religious organizations for neoliberal ends. Urban Geography, 31(6): 750-773.


Comparative Urban Policy
Advanced Planning Theory
Global Cities
Geography, Religion, and Political Economy
Planning in the Face of Economic Decline
Political Spaces


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