As a researcher and author, Julia’s focus on urban sustainability and social innovation has spanned over twenty years. Her book, white papers and other publications are referenced below.
Quality Growth and Transit Oriented Development
- The New Transit Town: Best Practices In Transit-Oriented Development, Chapter on Financing TOD with Abby Siegal, Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2004.
- Yale School of Forestry Livability & Smart Growth Lessons (PDF White Paper)
- Funders’ Network: Civic Participation and Smarter Growth (PDF White Paper)
- Funders’ Network: Foundations and Real Estate (PDF White Paper)
Development Finance and Economic Development
- Taking the Pulse: Thoughts and Plans of Regional Leaders on Securing Chicagoland’s Economic Future, Global Philanthropy Partnership, 2010
- HEFN Green Chemistry and Economic Development (PDF White Paper), 2009
- Credit Where It’s Due: Development Banking for Communities (Paperback) 1990, Julia Parzen (Author)
- Enterprising Women: Local Initiatives for Job Creation. OECD Publications and Information Centre, 1990
- Chapin Hall Community Change Makers (PDF White Paper)
- Hewlett Foundation University Partnerships Report (PDF White Paper)
- Innovations in Metro Cooperation (PDF White Paper)
- The Employee Ownership Buyout Handbook (Paperback)~ Corey Rosen (Author), Julia Parzen (Author), Michael Kieschnick (Author) Published in September 1988, National Center for Employee Ownership (Out of Print–Limited Availability).
Climate Action and Energy Planning
- Chicago Guide to Energy Planning (PDF White Paper)
- Chicago Lessons Learned Climate Action (PDF White Paper)
- Chicago Quick Guide to Climate Change Preparation (PDF White Paper)
- GPP Midwest Climate Change Inventory (PDF White Paper)
- GPP Meeting the Challenge: Exec Summary (PDF White Paper)
- GPP Meeting the Challenge Midwest Climate Action (PDF White Paper)
- Contributing author to a special issue of the Journal of Great Lakes Research 36 (2010) for Introduction: Assessing the Effects of Climate Change on Chicago and the Great Lakes and Preparing for a Changing Climate: The Chicago Climate Action Plan’s Adaptation Strategy.