Category Archives: planning history

Planning for Floods at the University of Iowa: A Challenge for Resilience and Sustainability

[Note: This post refers to Charles Connerly, Lucie Laurian, and James Throgmorton. 2016. Planning for Floods at the University of Iowa: A Challenge for Resilience and Sustainability. Journal of Planning History 1538513216646131, first published on May 6, 2016. A complete … 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 Unpublished book length manuscript.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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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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Going to Milwaukee, “the Gathering Place by the Waters” (2008)

Over the years Milwaukee has been called “the most German of American cities,” “the Machine Shop of the World,” “City of Steeples,” “City of Festivals,” “Cream City,” and “a Great Place on a Great Lake.” But its name comes from … Continue reading

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A Field Trip to Post-Katrina New Orleans, “the City that Care Forgot” (2006)

New Orleans has been called “The Crescent City,” “The Capital of the Caribbean,” and “The City that Care Forgot.” But it is probably best known as “The Big Easy.” In late-August and early-September, 2005, much of the Big Easy was … Continue reading

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A Trip to Kansas City, “the City of Fountains,” “the City of Parks and Boulevards,” “the City of Jazz” (2004)

In 2002, a group of 19 students made a field trip to Louisville, Kentucky. On October 28-31, 2004, a group of 21 made a similar trip to Kansas City. As was the case with earlier trips to the Twin Cities … 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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