Category Archives: conflict resolution

Enacting the Role of Mayor

[Note: On January 4, 2016, the seven members of Iowa City’s City Council elected me mayor of our city. I am very honored that they entrust me with this important position. Immediately after the election, I took a few minutes … Continue reading

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Two Contending Visions of Iowa City’s Future

[Note: This post is a more detailed version of  “2 contending visions for Iowa City’s Future,” Iowa City Press-Citizen (April 8, 2015), p. 11A.] Over the past several weeks Iowa City’s City Council has held two contentious public hearings. One … Continue reading

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Crafting Deft Transitions

[Note: A slightly different version of this post can be found at Jim Throgmorton, “Deft transitions can help smooth civic controversies,” Iowa City Press-Citizen (April 27, 2013), p 12A.] A few days ago a German friend and colleague, Prof. Walter … Continue reading

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For Proposed TIFs, Allow Sufficient Time for Public Debate

[Note: A slightly different version of this short piece can be found at: Jim Throgmorton, “For TIFs, Iowa City needs to allow more time for debate,” Iowa City Press-Citizen (Jun 27, 2012), p. 7A.] There has been considerable public debate … Continue reading

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Pork, Planning and Place

[Note: A complete version of this paper can be found at the following: Throgmorton, James A. 2012. Pork, Place, and Planning. Poroi: Vol. 8, 1. Available at: http://ir.uiowa.edu/poroi/vol8/iss1/2%5D This paper focuses on the relationship between pork producers and consumers, and … Continue reading

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Overview of Candidacy

[Note: This post can also be found on Facebook at “Jim Throgmorton for City Council” (www.facebook.com/Throg4IC?sk=app_190322544333196) in the Notes section of the left hand column.] Throg4IC Position Paper #1 When first announcing my candidacy for the District C position on … Continue reading

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Resolve Conflicts Skillfully

[Note: This post can also be found on Facebook at “Jim Throgmorton for City Council” (www.facebook.com/Throg4IC?sk=app_190322544333196) in the Notes section of the left hand column.] Throg4IC Position Paper #2: Resolve Conflicts Skillfully Conflicts will inevitably emerge within any place that … Continue reading

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