Category Archives: Chicago

The Stories We Tell about “the Southeast Side”

For a slightly different version, see Jim Throgmorton, J. A. 2009. “Our southeast side stories.” Iowa City Press-Citizen (September 9): 11A. It’s a familiar story, one that’s been circulating around town for at least 15 years: “the southeast side” is … Continue reading

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Walk to “Santiago” with Joy

For a slightly different version, see Jim Throgmorton, J. A. 2008. Iowa City Press-Citizen (September 17): 19A. You’ve probably guessed by now that I like to walk. There’s no need for me to moralize about this. I just think walking … Continue reading

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Passion, Reason, and Power: The Rhetorics of Electric Power Planning in Chicago

J. A. Throgmorton. 1990. The Journal of Architectural and Planning Research 7, 4 (Winter): 330-350. This paper describes, justifies, and illustrates a conceptual framework that draws attention to the importance of rhetoric in planning. Defining rhetoric as persuasive discourse within … Continue reading

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Desire Lines: The Chicago Area Transportation Study and the Paradox of Self in Post-War America

James A. Throgmorton and Barbara Eckstein. 2000. In Literary and Visual Representations of Three American Cities, 1870s to 1930. A project web site of the 3 Cities Project of the Universities of Nottingham and Birmingham, United Kingdom. This article interprets … Continue reading

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Survey Research as Rhetorical Trope: Electric Power Planning Arguments in Chicago

James A. Throgmorton. 1993. In Frank Fischer and John Forester (eds). The Argumentative Turn in Planning and Policy Analysis. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, pp. 117-144. This chapter focuses on the rhetorical aspects of argumentation. Extending the important work of … Continue reading

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Planning as Persuasive Storytelling: Constructing Chicago’s Electric Future

James A. Throgmorton. 1996. University of Chicago Press. Chicago, Il. Planning as Persuasive Storytelling is a revealing look at the world of political conflict surrounding the Commonwealth Edison Company’s ambitious nuclear power plant construction program in northern Illinois during the … Continue reading

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Institutional Change and Electric Power in the City of Chicago

J. A. Throgmorton and Peter S. Fisher. 1993. Journal of Economic Issues 27, 1 (Mar): 117-152. This paper presents a rich case study of how institutional change gets on the public agenda, how the terms of the debate are framed, … Continue reading

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