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Orum, A. & Neal, Z. P., eds. (2010). Common Ground: Readings and Reflections on Public Space. New York: Routledge.

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Neal, Z. P. (2013). The Connected City: How Networks are Shaping the Modern Metropolis. New York: Routledge.

Neal, Z. P., ed. (2016). The Routledge Handbook of Applied System Science. New York: Routledge.

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Rozenblat, C. & Neal, Z. P., eds. (2019) Handbook of Cities and Networks. Northamton, MA: Edward Elgar.

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IN PRESS

Neal, Z. P. (In press). Comparing urban sociology's human ecology and community psychology's ecological metaphor. American Journal of Community Psychology.

Mills, K. J., Lawlor, J. A., Neal, J. W., Neal, Z. P., & McAlindon, K. (In press). What is research? Educators' conceptions and alignment with U.S. federal policy. Evidence and Policy[view abstract]   [request paper]

Neal, Z. P. (In press). A sign of the times? Weak and strong polarization in the U. S. Congress, 1973 – 2016. Social Networks.  [Data, Videos, etc.]

2019

McAlindon, K., Neal, J. W., Neal, Z. P., Mills, K. J., Lawlor, J. A. (2019). The BOND framework: A practical application of design and communication theories to advance evaluation reporting. American Journal of Evaluation[view abstract]   [request paper]

 

Lawlor, J. A., Mills, K. J., Neal, Z. P., Neal, J. W., Wilson, C., McAlindon, K. (2019). Approaches to measuring use of research in K-12 settings: A systematic review. Educational Research Review, 27, 218-228.  [view abstract]   [request paper]

Neal, Z. P., Lawlor, J., Neal, J. W., Mills, K., McAlindon, K. (2019). Just google it: Measuring schools’ use of research evidence with internet search results. Evidence and Policy, 15, 103-123.  [view abstract]   [request paper]

Neal, J. W. & Neal, Z. P. (2019). Implementation capital: merging frameworks of implementation outcomes and social capital to support the use of evidence-based practices. Implementation Science, 14, 16.   [download]

 

Neal, J. W., Mills, K. J., McAlindon, K., Neal, Z. P., & Lawlor, J. A. (2019). Multiple audiences for encouraging research use: Uncovering a typology of educators. Educational Administration Quarterly, 55, 154-181[view abstract]   [request paper]

 

Neal, Z. P., Derudder, B., & Taylor, P. J. (2019). Should I stay or should I go: Predicting advanced producer services firm expansion and contraction. International Regional Science Review, 42, 207-229[view abstract]   [request paper]

2018

Derudder, B. & Neal, Z. P. (2018). Uncovering links between urban studies and network science. Networks and Spatial Economics.   [request paper]

Neal, Z. P. (2018). Is the urban world small? The evidence for small world structure in urban networks. Networks and Spatial Economics[view abstract]   [request paper]

 

Neal, Z. P., Neal, J. W., Mills, K. J., & Lawlor, J. A. (2018). Making or buying evidence: Using transaction cost economics to understand decision- making in public school districts. Evidence and Policy, 14, 707-724.  [view abstract]   [request paper]

 

Neal, J. W., Neal, Z. P., Lawlor, J. A., Mills, K. J., & McAlindon, K. (2018). What makes research useful for public school educators? Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 45, 432-446.  [view abstract]   [request paper]

 

Neal, Z. P. (2018). The urban metabolism of airline passengers: Scaling and sustainability. Urban Studies, 55, 212-225.  [view abstract]   [request paper]

2017

Neal, Z. P., & Watling Neal, J. (2017). “We didn’t say that”: Challenges in the public dissemination of a research finding with controversial implications. American Journal of Community Psychology, 60, 424-429.  [view abstract]   [request paper]

Neal, Z. P. (2017). Well connected compared to what? Rethinking frames of reference in world city network research. Environment and Planning A, 49, 2859-2877. 
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Neal, Z. P., & Watling Neal, J. (2017). Network analysis in community psychology: Looking forward, looking back. American Journal of Community Psychology, 60, 279-295. 
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Neal, Z. P. (2017). Taking stock of the Diversity and Sense of Community Debate. American Journal of Community Psychology, 59, 255-260. (With commentaries by Alex Stivala, Greg Townley, Anne Brodsky, Richard Florida, Jean Hill, and Roderick Watts)  [view abstract]   [request paper]

Neal, Z. P. (2017). How small is it? Comparing indices of small worldliness. Network Science, 5, 30-44. 
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Collins, C., Neal, Z. P., & Watling Neal, J. (2017). Transforming Social Cohesion into Informal Social Control: Deconstructing Collective Efficacy and the Moderating Role of Neighborhood Racial Homogeneity. Journal of Urban Affairs, 39, 307-322.  [view abstract]   [request paper]


2016

Lawlor, J. A., & Neal, Z. P. (2016). Networked community change: Understanding community systems change through the lens of social network analysis. American Journal of Community Psychology, 57, 426-436.  [view abstract]   [request paper]

Van Meeteren, M., Neal, Z. P., & Derudder, B. (2016). Disentangling agglomeration and network externalities: A conceptual typology. Papers in Regional Science, 95, 61-80. 
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Neal, J. W., Neal, Z. P., & Cappella, E. (2016). Seeing and being seen: Predictors of accurate perceptions about classmates' relationships. Social Networks, 44, 1 – 8.  [view abstract]   [request paper]


2015

Johansen, R., Neal, Z. P., & Gasteyer, S. (2015). The view from a broken window: How residents make sense of neighbourhood disorder in Flint. Urban Studies, 52, 3054-3069.  [view abstract]   [request paper]

Neal, J. W., Neal, Z. P., Kornbluh, M., Mills, K., & Lawlor, J. (2015). Brokering the research-practice gap: A typology. American Journal of Community Psychology, 56, 422-435 
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Neal, Z. P., Neal, J. W., Lawlor, J., & Mills, K. (2015). Small worlds or worlds apart? Using network theory to understand the research-practice gap. Psychosocial Interventions, 24, 177-184. 
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Neal, Z. P. (2015). Making big communities small: Using network science to understand the ecological and behavioral requirements for community social capital. American Journal of Community Psychology, 55, 369 – 380. 
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Olson, R. S. & Neal, Z. P. (2015). Navigating the massive world of Reddit: using backbone networks to map user interests in social media. PeerJ Computer Science, 1, e4. 
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Neal, J. W., Neal, Z. P., 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.  [view abstract]   [request paper]


2014

Collins, C., Neal, J. W., & Neal, Z. P. (2014). Transforming Individual Civic Engagement into Community Collective Efficacy: The Role of Bonding Social Capital. American Journal of Community Psychology, 54, 328 – 336.  [view abstract]   [request paper]

Neal, Z. P. (2014). Validity in world city network measurements. Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 105, 427 – 443. 
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Neal, Z. P. (2014). The backbone of bipartite networks: Inferring relationships from co-authorship, co-sponsorship, co-attendance and other co-behaviors. Social Networks, 39, 84 – 97.

Neal, J. W., Neal, Z. P., & Cappella, E. (2014). I know who my friends are, but do you? Predictors of self-reported and peer inferred relationships. Child Development, 85, 1366 – 1372.  [view abstract]   [request paper]

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

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

Neal, Z. P., & Neal, J. W. (2014). The in(compatibility) of diversity and sense of community. American Journal of Community Psychology, 53, 1 – 12.  [view abstract]   [request paper]

Neal, Z. P. (2014). AIRNET: a program for generating intercity networks. Urban Studies, 51, 136 – 152.  [view abstract]   [request paper]

 

2013

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

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

 

Neal, J. W., & Neal, Z. P. (2013). Nested or networked? Future directions for ecological systems theory. Social Development, 22, 722 – 737.

Neal, Z. P., & Neal, J. W. (2013). Opening the black box of social cognitive mapping. Social Development, 22, 604 – 608.  [view abstract]   [request paper]

Neal, J. W., & Neal, Z. P. (2013). The multiple meanings of peer groups in social cognitive mapping. Social Development, 22, 580 – 594.  [view abstract]   [request paper]

Neal, Z. P. (2013). The “AIRNET 2000” data and AIRNET program. Connections, 33, 43 – 45.  [download]

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

Neal, Z. P. (2013). Does world city network research need eigenvectors? Urban Studies, 50, 1490 – 1501.  [view abstract]   [request paper]

Neal, Z. P. (2013). Brute force and sorting processes: two perspectives on world city network formation. Urban Studies, 50, 1277 – 1291.  [view abstract]   [request paper]

2012

Neal, Z. P., & Neal, J. W. (2012). The public school as a public good: direct and indirect pathways to community satisfaction. Journal of Urban Affairs, 34, 469 – 485.  [view abstract]   [request paper]

Neal, Z. P. (2012). Creative employment and jet set cities: disentangling causal effects. Urban Studies, 49, 2693 – 2709.  [view abstract]   [request paper]

Neal, Z. P. (2012). Structural determinism in the interlocking world city network. Geographical Analysis, 44, 162 – 170.  [view abstract]   [request paper]

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

2011

Neal, J. W., & Neal, Z. P. (2011). Power as a structural phenomenon. American Journal of Community Psychology, 48, 157 – 167.

Neal, Z. P. (2011). Differentiating centrality and power in the world city network. Urban Studies, 48, 2735 – 2750.

Neal, Z. P., & 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.


Neal, Z. P. (2011). The causal relationship between employment and business networks in US cities. Journal of Urban Affairs, 33, 167 – 184.

 

Neal, J. W., Neal, Z. P., Atkins, M. S., Henry, D. H., & Frazier, S. L. (2011). Channels of change: contrasting network mechanisms in the use of interventions. American Journal of Community Psychology, 47, 277 – 286.

Neal, Z. P. (2011). From central places to network bases: a transition in the US urban hierarchy, 1900 – 2000. City and Community, 10, 49 – 74. 

2010

Neal, Z. P. (2010). Refining the air traffic approach to city networks. Urban Studies, 47, 2195 – 2215.

Neal, Z. P. (2010). Seeking common ground: three perspectives on public space. Urban Design and Planning, 163(DP2), 59 – 66.

2008

Neal, Z. P. (2008). The duality of world cities and firms: comparing networks, hierarchies, and inequality in the global economy. Global Networks, 8, 94 – 115.

2007

Popielarz, P., & Neal, Z. P. (2007). The niche as a theoretical tool. Annual Review of Sociology, 33, 65 – 84.

2006

Neal, Z. P. (2006). Culinary deserts, gastronomic oases: a classification of US cities. Urban Studies, 43, 1 – 21.
 

2001

Neal, Z. P. (2001). The coherence of value. STOA: International Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy, 2, 86 – 93.

 
 

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