June 22, 2020

In popular discourse, the city of Detroit’s reputation is one of lawless frontier, destituteness and above all, exceptionalism. Countless news stories have painted Detroit as a place of poverty, violence and crime, with much emphasis placed on the city’s 2013 bankruptc...

June 8, 2020

Basement: family of eight squashed in a one-bedroom basement flat in Silwan with hardly any fresh air after their home was demolished three times. October 2017. © Manal Massalha.  

In these uncertain, worrying times of aggressive, intrusive pandemic, practices such...

May 26, 2020

In 1960, the French ethnographic filmmaker Jean Rouch and sociologist Edgar Morin roamed the streets of Paris, asking citizens “How do you live?” and “Are you happy?” Their experiment, which became the classic cinema vérité documentary Chronique d’un Eté (Chronicle of...

May 19, 2020

                                        Source: Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

One of the most enduring lessons I learned about planning was from an...

May 11, 2020

In the middle of March, I started to post short photo essays on my social media feed. These snapshots were inspired by daily walks and bicycle excursions in Toronto as well as news from around the world about the spread of COVID-19. 

The multiple crises that come togeth...

May 4, 2020

Fincher, R., Iveson, K., Leitner, H., & Preston, V. (2019). Everyday Equalities: Making Multicultures in Settler Colonial Cities. U of Minnesota Press.

264 Pages
ISBN: 978-0-8166-9464-8
$27 (Paperback)

The Study of Interactions in a Place

Everyday Equalities is an explora...

April 26, 2020

FENCE PAINT, 2017 layered construction paper, Madhuri Shukla. Donate to Detention Watch Network.

Urban planners and the other professions that have helped shape the growth and development of cities bear some responsibility for the pandemic and its fatal consequence...

April 21, 2020

The Guggenheim Effect is an urbanist fairy tale about how a starchitect-designed museum transformed a sleepy backwater into a celebrated global destination. In this story, architect Frank Gehry’s undulating design for Bilbao’s Guggenheim museum jolted Bilbao out of pos...

April 8, 2020

Michael Sorkin, Tom Angotti and Ho Chi Minh (left to right) in Sorkin’s studio

“Comrade Urbanists!”

Every semester during the years I taught at Hunter College, I was greeted by this message from Michael Sorkin. He sent it to me and a small group of professors from divers...

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Planners Network and Progress City co-sponsored a live webinar about the PN book Transformative Planning: Radical Alternatives to Neoliberal Urbanism hosted by publisher Black Rose Books.  Featuring Annette Koh, Edwin Quiles-Rodriguez and Silky Shah, and moderated by Progressive City and book editor Tom Angotti

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U.S.A.: https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/T/bo46055201.html

Canada: http://blackrosebooks.net/products/view/Transformative+Planning%3A+Radical+Alternatives+to+Neoliberal+Urbanism/84136

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