“Sometimes Latino urban history is thought of as the history of a cultural community and that’s a little dismissive. I examine people contesting and reshaping the use of space.”
Tag: Urban Studies
Wishing to end poverty “wherever it existed,” LBJ acted not with government aid, but with a non-profit. The results have been catastrophic.
"My first book was used by actual librarians, planners, architects. I realized, wow I can do work that matters beyond the academy."
“Doesn’t every New Yorker really want to own a co-op?,” a realtor asked a crowd of tenants in 1972. But this provoked only “a chorus of noes.”
"Often, the question of which place-names stick is about which ones hit our ears right."
“They all wanted to imagine a different possibility of an integrated neighborhood, where folks worked together.”
Many think the loss of discrete queer spaces is bad, even as the loss of the need for them is good. What is the nature of that loss?
St. Louis seems to define America’s past—but does it offer insight for the future?
Tech does not arrive in a city to save it. Instead, tech’s financial success depends on dismissing and exploiting existing disparities.
“What we build and how we build influences the kinds of families and relationships that we can have or can even imagine.”
Covid-19 spread so rapidly because urbanization is now planetary: connecting disparate territories through flows of goods and people.
Unless inequality and segregation are broken, wealthy white communities can always abandon everyone else.
In the parts of the city left behind is a Jakarta free from the globalized sameness of so many of the world’s megacities.
As large spaces where different sectors of the city converge, stadiums are sites of social and political struggle.
In 1939, the editors of Fortune planned a special issue of the magazine on New York City. They tasked James Agee—who had recently filed another Fortune assignment, which would culminate in the ...
After decades confined to the desk drawer of important but boring things, the minutiae of urban planning policy are now attracting some popular attention. Transit-oriented development might come up ...
I occupy three precarious categories: South Florida resident, humanities professor, and cyclist. The last, however, is a condition afforded to me because of ...
The viewing platform of the Burj Khalifa, currently the tallest building in the world, provides an exceptional view. On a clear day, you can see Dubai’s towers ...
Lahore today can feel like a city of security checks and gated passages, tall walls and ...
The image above is both a place and a placeholder. Flattened into the increasingly global language of digitally rendered landscapes—what South ...