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Neal Z. (2013). The Connected City: How Networks are Shaping the Modern Metropolis.  New York: Routledge.  [ROUTLEDGE]  [AMAZON]

Flier  [PDF]

Table of Contents & Chapter 1  [PDF]

Reviews –
    Contemporary Sociology  [PDF]

    Economic Geography  [PDF]
    Environment and Planning B  [PDF]
    Journal of Transportation Geography  [PDF]
                                        International Journal of Urban and Regional Research  [PDF]

Common Ground book
                  cover Orum A & Neal Z, eds. (2010). Common Ground? Readings and Reflections on Public Space.  New York: Routledge.   [ROUTLEDGE]   [AMAZON.COM]

Detailed Table of Contents  [PDF]

Chapter: Locating Public Space  [PDF]

Chapter: Relocating Public Space  [PDF]

Review in City and Community [PDF]

Referreed Journal Articles & Book Chapters
Neal Z. (In press.) Making big communities small: Using network science to understand the ecological and behavioral requirements for community social capital. American Journal of Community Psychology[PDF]

Neal Z, Lawlor J. (In press). Agent-based models. In Handbook of Methodological Approaches to Community-Based Research: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods, edited by Jason LA & Glenwick DS. New York: Oxford University Press.  [PDF]  [INTERACTIVE MODELS]

Johansen R, Neal Z, Gasteyer S. (In press). The view from a broken window: How residents make sense of neighbourhood disorder in Flint. Urban Studies.  [PDF]

Neal JW, Neal Z, VanDyke E, Kornbluh M. (2015). Expediting the analysis of qualitative data in evaluation: A procedure for the rapid identification of themes from audio recordings (RITA). American Journal of Evaluation 36, 118 – 132.  [PDF]

Neal Z. (2014). The backbone of bipartite projections: Inferring relationships from co-authorship, co-sponsorship, co-attendance and other co-behaviors. Social Networks 39, 84 – 97.  [PDF]

Neal Z. (2014). Validity in world city network measurements. Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie 105, 427 – 443[PDF]

Neal JW, Neal Z, & Capella E (2014). I know who my friends are, but do you? Predictors of self-reported and peer-inferred relationships. Child Development 85, 1366 – 1372.  [PDF]  [BRIEF SUMMARY]

Neal Z. (2014). The devil is in the details: Differences in air traffic networks by scale, species, and season. Social Networks 38, 63 – 73.  [PDF]

Neal Z. (2014). A network perspective on the processes of empowered organizations. American Journal of Community Psychology 53, 407 – 418.  [PDF]

Neal, Z & Neal JW. (2014). The (in)compatibility of diversity and sense of community. American Journal of Community Psychology 53, 1 – 12[PDF]  [SUPPLEMENTARY FIGURE]  [INTERACTIVE MODEL]  [VIDEO OF PRESENTATION TO THE ROYAL SOCIETY]  [CORRECTED FIGURE 1] 

Neal Z. (2014). AIRNET: A program for generating intercity networks. Urban Studies 51, 136 – 152.  [PDF]

Neal Z. (2014).  Types of hub cities and their effects on urban creative economies. Pp. 203 – 222 In Hub Cities and the Knowledge Economy, Ashgate.  [PDF]

Neal Z. (2013). Identifying statistically significant edges in one-mode projections. Social Network Analysis and Mining 3, 915 – 924.  [PDF]

Neal Z. (2013). Evolution of the business air travel network in the US from 1993 – 2011: A descriptive enalysis using AIRNET. Research in Transportation Business and Management, 9, 5 – 11.  [PDF]

Neal JW & Neal Z. (2013). Nested or networked? Future directions for ecological systems theory. Social Development 22, 722 – 737.  [PDF]

Neal Z. (2013). The AIRNET2000 data and airnet program. Connections, 33, 43 – 45.  [PDF]

Neal Z. (2013). A computationally efficient approximation of beta centrality. Connections, 33, 11 – 17.  [PDF]

Neal Z & Neal JW. (2013). Opening the black box of social cognitive mapping. Social Development, 22, 604 – 608.  [PDF]

Neal JW & Neal Z. (2013). The multiple meanings of peer groups in social cognitive mapping. Social Development, 22, 580 – 594.  [PDF]

Neal Z. (2013). Does world city network research need eigenvectors? Urban Studies 50: 1648 – 1659.  [PDF]

Neal Z. (2013). Brute force and sorting processes: Two perspectives on world city network formation. Urban Studies 50: 1277 – 1291.   [PDF]

Neal Z & Neal JW. (2012). The public school as a public good: Direct and indirect pathways to community satisfaction. Journal of Urban Affairs 34: 469 – 485.  [PDF]    [PRESS RELEASE]    [DETROIT NEWS ARTICLE]    [WQHH INTERVIEW]

Neal Z. (2012). Creative employment and jet set cities: Disentangling causal effects. Urban Studies 49: 2693 – 2709.  [PDF]

Neal Z. (2012). Structural determinism in the interlocking world city network. Geographical Analysis 44: 162 – 170.  [PDF]

Liu X, Neal Z, Derudder B. (2012). City networks in the United States: a comparison of four models. Environment and Planning A 44: 255 – 256.  [PDF]

Neal JW & Neal Z. (2011). Power as a structural phenomenon. American Journal of Community Psychology 48:157 – 167.  [PDF]

Neal Z. (2011). Differentiating centrality and power in the world city network. Urban Studies 48:2735 – 2750.  [PDF]

Neal Z & Kassens-Noor E. (2011). The business passenger niche: Comparing legacy carriers and southwest during a national recession. Journal of Air Transport Management 17: 231 – 232.  [PDF]

Neal Z. (2011). The causal relationship between employment and business networks in US cities. Journal of Urban Affairs 33:167 – 184.  [PDF]     [PRESS RELEASE]    [WKAR INTERVIEW]

Neal JW, Neal Z, Atkins M, Henry D, & Frazier S. (2011). Channels of change: Contrasting network mechanisms in the use of interventions. American Journal of Community Psychology 47:277 – 286.  [PDF]    [HUNGARIAN TRANSLATION IN ESELY]

Neal Z. (2011). From central places to network bases: A transition in the US urban hierarchy, 1900 - 2000. City and Community 10:49 – 74.  [PDF]    [PRESS RELEASE]

Neal Z. (2010). Refining the air traffic approach: An analysis of the US city network. Urban Studies 47: 2195 – 2215.  [PDF]

Neal Z. (2010). Seeking common ground: Three perspectives on public space. Urban Design and Planning.  163(DP2): 59 – 66.  [PDF]

Neal Z. (2008). The duality of world cities and firms: Networks, hierarchies, and inequalities in the global economy. Global Networks 8: 94 – 115.  [PDF]

Popielarz PA & Neal Z. (2007). The niche as a theoretical tool. Annual Review of Sociology 33: 65 – 85.  [PDF]

Neal Z. (2006). Culinary deserts, gastronomic oases: A classification of US cities. Urban Studies 43: 1 – 21.  [PDF]

Neal Z. 2001. The coherence of value. STOA: International Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy 2: 86 – 93.  [PDF]

Tomer A, Puentes R, Neal Z. (2012). Global gateways: International aviation in metropolitan America. Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program[PDF]   [WEB w/ interactive model]

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Neal Z. (2012). ONEMODE. Boston: Statistical Software Components. [LINK]

Neal Z. (2012). AIRNET. Boston: Statistical Software Components. [LINK]

Neal Z. (2012). SCM. Boston: Statistical Software Components [LINK]

Neal Z. (2010). CENTPOW. Boston: Statistical Software Components [LINK]

Book Reviews
Neal Z. (2014). Review of Networked: The New Social Operating System, by Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman. City and Community 12, 412 – 414.  [PDF]

Neal Z. (2014). Review of Small Cities USA: Growth, Diversity, and Inequality, by Jon R. Norman. American Journal of Sociology 119, 1174 – 1176.  [PDF]

Neal Z. (2013). Review of The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City, by Alan Ehrenhalt. City and Community 12: 280 – 282.  [PDF]

Neal Z. (2012). Review of International Handbook of Globalization and World Cities, edited by Ben Derudder, Michael Hoyler, Peter J. Taylor, and Frank Witlox. Economic Geography 89: 101 – 102.  [PDF]

Neal Z. (2012). Review of Second Cities: Globalization and Local Politics in Manchester and Philadelphia, by Jerome I. Hodos. International Journal of Comparative Sociology 53: 237 – 239.  [PDF]

Neal Z. (2010). Review of A Neighborhood that Never Changes: Gentrification, Social Preservation, and the Search for Authenticity, by Japonica Brown-Saracino. Contemporary Sociology 39: 557 – 559.  [PDF]

Other Publications
Neal Z. (2013). Smart Connections. RSA Journal, Spring, 26 – 29.  [PDF]

Neal Z. (2011). Urban Networks. Pp. 911 – 915 in Encyclopedia of Social Networks, edited by George A. Barnett.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.  [PDF]

Neal Z. (2011). Proximity/Space. Pp. 721 – 723 in Encyclopedia of Social Networks, edited by George A. Barnett.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.  [PDF]

Neal Z. (2010). Urban Space. Pp. 927 – 930 in Encyclopedia of Urban Studies, edited by Ray Hutchison.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.  [PDF]

Neal Z. (2010). Public Realm. Pp. 623 – 627 in Encyclopedia of Urban Studies, edited by Ray Hutchison.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.  [PDF]

Neal Z. (2010). Cities: Size does not matter much anymore. Invited essay for (8 September 2010).  [PDF]

Neal Z. (2009). Managing Editor's Farewell. City and Community 8: 209.  [PDF]

Neal Z. (2008). Letter to the Editor: Normality. Contexts 7(2):4.  [PDF]