Monthly Archives: February 2011

5 P.M. (CDT) by the Iowa River

In the late 1990s I began feeling that nothing ever changes and that there is nothing to do in my home town (Iowa City, Iowa). When that feeling settled in my soul most heavily I felt like I was stuck … Continue reading

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Small World: Practicing Sustainable Planning and Politics in the Heart of America

James A. Throgmorton. 2003. Unpublished book length manuscript. Small World is a first-person narrative (or practice story) about what happened when a small group of people tried to make their city (Iowa City, Iowa) more sustainable. The tale covers the … Continue reading

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Review of Schneider and Ingram’s Policy Designs for Democracy

Throgmorton, James A. 1999. Review of Schneider and Ingram’s Policy Designs for Democracy. Journal of Planning Education and Research 18 (Spring): 275-277. In Policy Design for Democracy, Schneider and Ingram argue that each of the prominent public policy theories (pluralism, … Continue reading

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Review of Faludi and van der Valk’s “Rule and Order”

Throgmorton, James A. 1996. “The Rhetoric of Rule and Order: A Good Story?” A Review of Faludi and Valk’s Rule and Order. Planning Theory 16 (Winter): 63-65. This article reviews Andras Faludi and Arnold van der Valk’s 1994 book, Rule … Continue reading

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Planning as Storytelling: Sustaining America’s Cities

In June 2000 Barbara Eckstein (then an Associate Professor of English at The University of Iowa) and I conducted a two-day symposium entitled “Planning as Storytelling: Sustaining America’s Cities.” The symposium brought together urban practitioners such as urban and regional … Continue reading

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A City in Motion: The Rhetorical Construction of Urban Identity and Physical Design in Louisville during the 1920s

Throgmorton, James A. Work in progress. “A City in Motion: The Rhetorical Construction of Urban Identity and Physical Design in Louisville during the 1920s.” I’m still working on this paper, wanting to revise it in light of comments received at … Continue reading

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Transforming “Rubbertown”

Throgmorton, James A. Work in progress. “Transforming ‘Rubbertown’: The Rhetorical Construction of Sustainability and Environmental Justice in Louisville, Kentucky.” I’m still working on this paper, wanting to revise it in light of the “Toxic Talk” Symposium I directed back in … Continue reading

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