Category Archives: planning

Project at 12 Court Street: Scale It Down and Build It Incrementally over Time

[Note: At its work session on November 6, 2018, Iowa City’s City Council had a lengthy discussion about possible height bonuses for the project proposed for 12 Court Street in Iowa City. I wrote a memo to the Council concerning … Continue reading

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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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What can planning theory be now?

This post is an abstract of a scholary article. For the article itself, see: James A. Throgmorton. 2013. In Greg Young and Deborah Stevenson. The Ashgate Companion to Planning and Culture. Farnham, England: Ashgate Publishing Ltd, pp. 105-120. How should … Continue reading

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Investments of Lasting Value

[Note: A slightly different version of this post can be found at Jim Throgmorton, “Let’s make local investments of far more lasting value,” Iowa City Press-Citizen (August 16, 2013), p. 7A.] A few days ago some friends and I were … Continue reading

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Review of Goldstein’s Collaborative Resilience

A complete version of this review can be found at: James A Throgmorton, 2013, Review of Goldstein’s Collaborative Resilience: Moving through Crisis to Opportunity. Journal of Planning Education and Research 33, 1 (Spring): 124-126. On April 17, 2007, a lone … Continue reading

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A Major Redevelopment Project Near Downtown Iowa City

On August 31, 2012, the City of Iowa City issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment of the northeast corner of the College and Gilbert Street intersection. Located immediately to the east of the city’s downtown, the site … Continue reading

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A “Jane Jacobs Walk” for Iowa City

[Note:A slightly different version of this short piece can be found at: Jim Throgmorton, “Look at city neighborhoods through Jane Jacobs’ eyes,” Iowa City Press-Citizen (April 30, 2012), 7A.] I have the good fortune of being the Iowa City Council’s … Continue reading

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