Monthly Archives: March 2011

Beginning a Career: Confronting the Urban Environmental Crisis and Becoming a Technical Expert, 1971-79

One has to start somewhere; that is, in a context over which one has very little control. From that point on, one can exercise discretion; that is, choose one direction over another. Having graduated from the University of Notre Dame … Continue reading

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Review of Sanderock and Attili’s Multimedia Explorations in Urban Policy and Planning

A complete version of this review can be found at: James A. Throgmorton. 2011. Review of Sandercock and Attili’s Multimedia Explorations in Urban Policy and Planning. Journal of Planning Education and Research 31, 1 (Spring): 112-113. This is a richly … Continue reading

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Field Trip to the Twin Cities, Minneapolis/St. Paul (1997)

On October 17-18, 1997, 13 students, two professors (Peter Fisher and Cheryl Contant), and I traveled to the Twin Cities for what proved to be the first of a series of field trips to major cities. (See the Field Trips … Continue reading

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Field Trip to the Twin Cities (1998)

On October 15-17, 1998, 14 students and I traveled to the Twin Cities for a follow up to our initial trip in 1997. While driving through the far west suburbs on I-494, I was inspired to tell the students how … Continue reading

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Resist the Attack on Public Sector Employees

For a slightly different version of this column, see Jim Throgmorton, “Resist the Attack on Public Employees.” Iowa City Press-Citizen (March 10): 9A. An attack is well underway. It is an attack on, not just public sector employees, but on … Continue reading

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