Category Archives: Louisville

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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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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Toxic Talk (2007)

In the fall of 2007, the University of Iowa’s Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry (POROI) sponsored a semester-long event entitled “Toxic Talk: A Symposium on Disciplinary Rhetorics, Environmental Justice, and Sustainability.” I had the opportunity to organize and conduct it. … Continue reading

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Reading the City

Imagine you want to know more about a particular city. Perhaps you have just arrived from some other place, or maybe you’re curious because you plan to move to it. What is the city’s story? How did it come to … Continue reading

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Going to Louisville, “the Gateway to the South” (2002)

Long ago Louisville, Kentucky, came to be known as “the Gateway to the South.” On October 24-27, 2002, I led a group of 19 urban planning students on a field trip to this lovely city, the place where I grew … Continue reading

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A Toast to Learning

For a slightly different version, see Jim Throgmorton, J. A. 2010. “Learning to Learn, Not Drink.” Iowa City Press-Citizen (October 13): 11A. When I was a little boy growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, my mother used to take me downtown … Continue reading

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