Category Archives: Unpublished manuscript

Berlin in America

[Note: This is a short unpublished paper I wrote in 2002. It related to a “Berlin in America” symposium I had organized at the University of Iowa concerning the interrelationship between urban public spaces and the long-term sustainability of democracy. … Continue reading

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Discovering Where Our Interests Reside

As any college professor knows, not every undergraduate is a good student. Other enticements lead many a potentially good student down convoluted paths of self-discovery. That certainly was the case for me when I was an undergrad at the University … Continue reading

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5 P.M. (CDT) by the Iowa River

In the late 1990s I began feeling that nothing ever changes and that there is nothing to do in my home town (Iowa City, Iowa). When that feeling settled in my soul most heavily I felt like I was stuck … 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 Unpublished book length manuscript.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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